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    Start Screen App Tiles - Resize to Smaller or Larger

    Start Screen App Tiles - Resize to Smaller or Larger
    How to Resize Start Screen App Tiles to be Smaller or Larger in Windows 8 and 8.1
    Published by Brink is offline
    13 Mar 2012
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    How to Resize Start Screen App Tiles to be Smaller or Larger in Windows 8 and 8.1


    information   Information
    This tutorial will show you how to resize app tiles to be smaller or larger on your "Start" screen in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.

    Note   Note
    On your Start screen in Windows 8, this does not include files or installed desktop apps that were pinned to Start.

    On your Start screen in Windows 8.1, you will be able to set Store app tile sizes to be either small, medium, wide, or large. For pinned desktop app or file tiles, you will only be able to set there size to small or medium.





    OPTION ONE
    To Resize App Tiles on your Start screen in Windows 8.1

    1. While on your Start screen, right click or press and hold on one or more app tiles that you would like to change to the same size you select, and click/tap on Resize. (see screenshot below)

    See also: How to Open Context Menu and Options Bar on Start Screen in Windows 8.1

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    2. Click/tap on an available size you want. (see screenshot below)
    NOTE: If you select large or wide while having a Store app and pinned app/file selected at the same time, then the pinned app/file tile(s) will still only be as large as medium.

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    3. When finished, press Enter or click/tap on an empty area in Start. (see screenshot below)

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    4. Click/tap on an empty area in Start again to return back to normal mode. (see screenshot below)

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    OPTION TWO
    To Resize App Tiles on your Start screen in Windows 8

    1. While on your Start screen, do step 2 and 3 below to the tiles you like.


    2. To Make a Larger Windows Store App Tile Smaller

    A) Right click or press and hold on only one larger Store app tile to select (check) it. (see screenshot below)
    NOTE: If you selected more than one Store app tile or the wrong one by mistake, then you could right click on it again to unselect it.

    B) Click/tap on the Smaller option at the bottom.
    NOTE: Some Store apps may not have a Smaller option.

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    3. To Make a Smaller Windows Store App Tile Larger

    A) Right click or press and hold on only one smaller Store app tile to select (check) it. (see screenshot below)
    NOTE: If you selected more than one Store app tile or the wrong one by mistake, then you could right click on it again to unselect it.

    B) Click/tap on the Larger option at the bottom.
    NOTE: Some Metro apps may not have a Larger option.

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    That's it,
    Shawn


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    This doesn't seem possible anymore in the Release Preview


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    Hello Bryan,

    It still works the same in Windows 8 Release Preview. Double check that you only have the single Metro app tile that you want to change selected (checked). It will not work if there is more than one app checked. Not all apps will have this feature available. It's up to the app developer to include it or not. I noticed that the Metro Internet Explorer, Store, Maps, SkyDrive, and Camera app tiles do not anymore.
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    Oh you're right it is still there for some tiles but not for some that used to have it
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    Updated for Windows 8.1 Preview.
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