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My question is related to the address of the site i've created.

Currently the address is

http://server/_layouts/15/start.aspx#/

Is this ok to use, or should it be something tidier? Is it possible to have something like the following?

http://server/start.aspx#/

Maybe in the great scheme of things it won't matter? I'm using SharePoint Foundation 2013.

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It doesn't matter. You can try browse http://server/ and it will redirect to http://server/_layouts/15/start.aspx#/.

When you need the address to run sometimes (e.g. Connect with SharePoint Designer, run a PowerShell command, or send the URL to some user) always use http://server/, not http://server/_layouts/15/start.aspx#/ or http://server/start.aspx#/

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Cheers, thanks for all the info. – LithiumKid1976 Apr 5 at 10:10

If you don't want _layouts/15/start.aspx to be a part of your URL you need to deactivate Minimal Download Strategy feature available under Site Actions -> Manager Site Features

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You should point out the impact of turning off MDS. It will increase page load times. – Matthew McDermott Jan 28 at 11:57
    
0.01 ms vs 0.009 ms – shufler Jan 28 at 17:30

Your problem comes because of the Minimal Download Strategy feature. MDS (new in SP2013, and activated by default on every Team Site) is a real pain the ass. You can deactivate it on a per-site basis ("Site settings", "Manage Site Features" and disable "Minimal Download Strategy").

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