Saturday, September 8, 2012

Windows 8 and the start screen tiles with a keyboard and mouse

Within Windows 8, tiles can be removed from the start screen by performing a right-click on the entry in question.  A menu bar should appear at the bottom of the page with an option to “unpin” the tile.  A selected tile will have a check-mark in the top right-hand corner of the box.

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Large tiles can be made smaller and vise versa by selecting the tile and using the menu bar.

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To name a group of tiles, click on the minus icon near the bottom right corner of the screen.

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This action should “zoom out” the start screen.

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Right-click on a group of tiles, which should display a Name group option.

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Click on the Name group icon and enter a value for the group.

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When returning to the start screen, the name should appear above the group.

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To create a new group, select a tile and drag it to the left or right until a grey bar appears.

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