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  1. #701


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    @ David Bailey

    You have that semantic zoomed out?
    I don't know what you mean.
    I just noticed it's not Semantic Zoom, otherwise your group titles would be showing. Semantic zoom (Windows)

    It's just that your tiles look small.

    Here's Brink's tutorial for 8, but a little different in 8.1. He may have it for 8.1, but I couldn't find it. Zoom View - In Start and Apps Screen in Windows 8

    I'm quite sure you know this, but for others Semantic Zoom can be performed with Ctrl/- key, Ctrl/mouse scroll down, or tap minus button in the far left corner next to the scroll bar. Groups can be moved around in this mode as seen in the 3rd screenshot.

    Here's mine zoomed out. I mostly use the keyboard to navigate everywhere. First group is most used. Page Down key gets me to the next most used group. Press again to the next and so on. Then I "fine tune" with arrow keys. The hell with the mouse. My hands are almost always on the keyboard. Windows key is more important than ever. I really can fly around in 8.1.

    I downloaded and use Bing Desktop. The background pic changes daily.

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    Change groups.

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    Then here's my "clean" desktop while I'm at it. It doesn't even have a Start Flag on the Taskbar.

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  2. #702


    Here's mine
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  3. #703


    Bay Area
    Posts : 21,841
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Here's mine
    Very simple

    A Guy
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  4. #704


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Here's mine
    But that's not your work PC, right?
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  5. #705


    Quote Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Here's mine
    Very simple

    A Guy
    Perhaps for the tedious user.
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  6. #706


    Posts : 27
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by silurian View Post
    Had to do a clean install of win 8 earlier in the week, and after alot of faffing this is my new silver/chrome/blue start screen and desktop!

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    i have to say that looks epic, can you please tell me what you used to get that effect with the icon tiles and how you achieved the placements? thanks
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  7. #707


    Bay Area
    Posts : 21,841
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    Welcome to Eight Forums larkoth. A Guy
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  8. #708


    Posts : 406
    W10 Pro X64


    Here is mine, just getting started with customizing
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  9. #709


    United Kingdom
    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Mine is nothing too exciting..but i thought i would share it anyway!
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  10. #710


    The Deep South
    Posts : 463
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Click image for larger version My 'Start Screen'...
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