Cubase 8 Artist Loads With Desktop Showing

This is an odd behavior that I noticed. When I load Cubase 8 Artist from the app or from a song file, the desktop shows as it is loading. It is not loading Cubase background like Cubase 7.5 did. You can see this behavior in the attached images.

Cubase 8 Artist
Sony VAIO
Windows 8 64 bit
i7 3rd gen Quad core
16 GB RAM
External SSD
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