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Adding a tile...?

  1. #1


    Alabama, USA
    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 Pro

    Adding a tile...?


    Really dumb question....how the heck do I add a tile to the Metro GUI. I can move them around and remove them, but I can't for the life of me figure out to add a new one.

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  2. #2


    I found when you install a new program a tile is created, you can then move it to where you want it.
    Also when using IE in the Metro you can pin a site as a tile, just right click and choose the pushpin icon to create a tile to pin to the Metro screen.
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  3. #3


    Alabama, USA
    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 Pro


    Thanks...I finally found a comprehensive answer here:

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...tart-menu.html

    Problem is, that doesn't strike me as very intuitive. I'm thinking there should be some kind of tile/button/hotkey/hot corner to take you straight to an apps menu. I know Microsoft is going for a paradigm shift, but they need to make managing your applications more convenient. And the right click to select, then left click on the 'Pin' button isn't immediately obvious either.
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  4. #4


    I agree, most of what I've found is by accident.

    I keep having to remind myself that this an Alpha release not a Beta.
    It took me awhile to find the shutdown button.
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