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Win 8.1 Start Screen Icons Alignment

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    Win 8.1 Start Screen Icons Alignment

    Is there a way to align the icons in the Start Screen of Win 8.1? The customization feature won't do it and there is no apparent way to align the icons as the user may want to: (e.g. 8 icons in two neat columns).

    When I try to align the icons the snap back and forth and it is very difficult, if not impossible to place them where I want.

    Many thanks in advance...

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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    You can create groups of icons. Just drag the icon to the right of a group, and you will notice a bar appear indicating that when you drop the icon, it forms a new group.

    Also, keep in mind that icons "flow". So if you remove an icon from early in the flow, then the icons drop back and fill in the empty space. So it works best to start at the first icon in a group and work your way down (icons work in 2 column pairs, so left, right, down and left, right, down and left, right.. etc..). Move icons from later in the list to earlier in the list, not the other way around. Otherwise things move.
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