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Windows 8, the latest operating system from Microsoft comes with an entire new user interface called the Windows Start Screen or Metro Style Interface that appears to you when you login to Windows 8. This time the start screen contains various tiles representing different than can be accessed by clicking on the programs. Let us learn, how to manage your Windows 8 Start screen.

Windows 8, the latest operating system from Microsoft comes with an entire new user interface called the Windows Start Screen or Metro Style Interface that appears to you when you login to Windows 8. This time the start screen contains various tiles representing different than can be accessed by clicking on the programs. Let us learn, how to manage your Windows 8 Start screen.



Unpin, Uninstall or Resize a Tile in Start Screen

If want to remove some tiles not of your regular use from the start screen, just right-click on it and click on "Unpin from Start" option in the bottom bar:

In addition to that, you can uninstall a tile completely by clicking on "Uninstall" button. You can also restore the uninstalled tiles; it can be done later following some simple steps.

The rectangular tile can be resized by clicking on "Smaller" button. You can again make that tile large by clicking on "Larger" button.

The live previews can also be turned off using "Turn live tile off" option.

Windows 8 Start screen Management

How to Pin New Tiles in Start Screen

If one or more tile is removed from the start screen it can be pin back to the screen. In addition to that, if you want to add some more tiles on your Start screen, just move your mouse cursor to the extreme top-right corner of the screen which will direct you to the Charms bar from where you can select "Search" option.

Alternatively, you can press "Ctrl+Tab" keys together to access Apps screen or right-click on Start Screen and click on "All apps" option in bottom bar.

It'll open the Apps page where you'll get a long list of lots of interesting apps. Right-click on an app which you want to pin to Start Screen and click on "Pin to Start" option in bottom bar

Windows 8 Start screen Management

Move Tiles in Start Screen

You can also move the tiles in Start Screen using simple drag-n-drop method. To do this all you need is to drag and drop the specific tile of your choice to the beginning of Start screen.

Windows 8 Start screen Management

Learn to Close Apps in Start Screen

Press Alt+F4 keys together to close a running app by pressing. Moreover, you can also move your mouse cursor to top-middle area of screen and the shape of the cursor will change into a hand shape. Now, you need to click and hold the cursor and drag-n-drop it to the bottom to close the application immediately.

Windows 8 Start screen Management

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Posted on: December 10, 2012

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