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Category view - Windows 8.1 start screen - Edit Tools?

  1. #1


    Detroit
    Posts : 68
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64

    Category view - Windows 8.1 start screen - Edit Tools?


    Ok, let me explain what im trying to accomplish so you can get an idea what i mean.

    Im organizing as can be inferred from my title, however Im stuck and almost finished! There is a category called "Tools" which contains 2 items. Neither of which I want there.

    1) I want to get rid of the "Tools" category all together

    2) I want to get rid of PC Settings (is this possible without losing the ability to use it via the metro/charms menu?)

    3) I want to move chromium from there to its own folder, which it resides in via programdata/xxxxxxx/startmenu/chromium/chromium.shortcut, yet for some reason it displays in a "Tools" category.

    As im sure most of you are aware you can ultimately determine your category by creating a folder with the category name you choose - place the shortcuts you want within - and POOF! Works PERFECT for ALL except these two

    Anyone got anything for me?

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  2. #2


    Detroit
    Posts : 68
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64


    scratch the chromium portion. I created the "category" (folder) and moved the shortcut and it ended up appearing there however the icon became a blank page (still functioned though).

    That being said, i fielded a shortcut from elsewhere and placed it within and now it shows up fine. I checked and it appears to be the same proper 64 bit version. So i guess its all set. I cant believe the amount of work and rigging you hvae to go through to organize this mess of an OS!!

    Anyhow, that leaves me with 1) what can I do about the name of the category that PC Settings falls under (ie: how do you rename it?) AND/OR how can I get rid of PC settings all-together without losing its functionality via the sidebar?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Category view - Windows 8.1 start screen - Edit Tools?
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