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Annoyance with Metro tile arrangement

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    Windows 8 64 bit

    Annoyance with Metro tile arrangement

    I was wondering if anyone had a solution to this tile arrangement problem I've been having in Metro. Basically, when I try to position a tile below another tile, or beside, above, etc., it auto snaps back to a position I don't want, or one that takes up more screen real estate for no friggin' reason I can fathom. Here's a screenshot showing what I'm talking about:

    If I try to move the Malware Bytes icon below Speccy, it will put the Speccy icon where Malware Bytes used to be. It will not allow me to put it below Speccy or arrange the icons in a more concise grid. This is really annoying when working with multiple tiles and tile groups. Does anyone know how to fix this behaviour? Would greatly appreciate any advice!

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  2. #2

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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit

    Yeah that is annoying. I wish we could turn off snap to grid or whatever it's called. It seems to work better if there is an even amount of tiles per section.
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    By design, Metro tile arrangement based on even number of columns (2, 4, 6, 8 ...) in each group. By looking at your screen, the 1st group has 2 columns and the 2nd group has 8 columns. You cannot move the Malware Bytes to sit underneath the Speccy.

    In the first group, if you right click on the Green Glass tile and a little bar on the bottom of the screen will pop up, click on smaller will make this half the size and move the tile on second row to the right of it.

    It is better to have a group with 2 or 4 columns so that would make it easier to arrange the tiles within a group. I don't know if you are aware of this that you can move a group around by clicking on the - in the bottom right corner then click and hold on the group to move it to the right or to the left.
    Last edited by topgundcp; 25 Dec 2012 at 21:01.
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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    I don't know if you are aware of this that you can move a group around by clicking on the - in the bottom right corner then click and hold on the group to move it to the right or to the left.
    Thanks for info topgundpc
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