Windows 8/8.1 comes with a new interface, called Metro. Here there are different shortcuts to different applications and services of Microsoft Store; also, the Windows 8 Metro interface is designed to be more friendly with touch events (drag with finger or touchscreen).
If you are new to Windows 8, you may find this Metro desktop a little annoying and you may want to use the default Desktop style. It is pretty easy to switch from Metro to classic Desktop mode and vice-versa.
Method 1: Using Desktop icon
1 Click on Desktop
2 The result
3 Switch between Desktop and Metro
Alternatively, you can press the Windows key to switch between these 2 desktop modes.
Method 2: Windows key + D
1 Press Windows+D
Method 3: Using Windows key
1 Press the Windows key
2 Click on Start
Then, click on the Start button.