How to Create Designer Media Windows Help Forums Tiles on Start Screen
Here is a way to make Designer Media’s Windows help forums page(s) live tiles to include and make use of the forums’ live feed. They will randomly scroll with the latest post titles. These are constructed via the Modern IE version only. A “non-live” regular tile can be constructed using desktop IE.
Make Modern IE forum page live tile
Open Modern IE and navigate to the forum page you desire to use. Right click or hold on a blank area the page. A Tab/Address popup menu will appear. Left click or press the Favorites’ star button.
Favorites menu will appear. Right click or press the "Pin to Start" pin button.
A popup editing box will appear. Type in a name. It can be whatever you desire. Left click or press “Pin to Start”.
The live tile will be placed at the end of your Start Screen. Place it wherever you desire. Use Brink’s tutorial to learn how: Start Screen Apps - Organize into Groups
You may resize the tile to show more data. Wide size and live is default. You may unpin, resize, and/or turn the live tile off or on at any time by right clicking or finger-hold the tile or keyboard navigate to it to focus on it and tap the menu key to obtain a context menu.
A live tile can be made for any site that uses live feeds
Make Desktop IE "nonlive" regular tile
Open Desktop IE and navigate to the forum page you desire to use. Left click or press the Tools Gear icon button at the upper right of the page.
A context menu will appear. Left click or press “Add site to Apps”.
Go to your Apps Screen and look for the Link. It will be under the letter that the forum's name starts with. For example “V” for "VistaForums”, "T" for "TenForums", etc. The difference is what it opens to. There can only be one listed in the Apps page per browser version at a time. Any new one created will take place of the old one. Take note of the difference if you have two. The top one is the Modern and the bottom one is Desktop.
Right click or hold on the Desktop IE version link and choose “Pin to Start”. It will be placed last on your Start Screen to be moved where desired.
The results look like this.
The tile will be placed at the end of your Start Screen. Place it wherever you desire. Use Brink’s tutorial to learn how: Start Screen Apps - Organize into Groups
You may unpin, pin to Taskbar, open file location, and/or resize the tile at any time by right clicking or finger-hold the tile or keyboard navigate to it to focus on it and tap the menu key to obtain a context menu. There are only two sizes. Medium size is default.
A tile can be made for any site.
That’s it. Enjoy!