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Grouping Apps in Metro

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    Grouping Apps in Metro


    Okay, so I have been around the internets trying to find out how you group up apps and give those groups headings, and all of them have been wrong. One refers to a icon in the bottom right of the metro desktop that looks like a magnifying glass, I dont have that Icon there at all!

    I would love any help that you guys can give so I can get to orginizing my apps better. Thanks.

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Martin, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    The tutorial below can help show you how to arrange the tiles into groups and to name the groups on the Start screen.

    Start Screen Apps - Organize into Groups

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    It's a little dash in the lower right corner. Click on that, and your start screen will zoom out. Right click on a column of icons and then you can rename from the bottom.

    Zoom View - In Start and Apps Screen in Windows 8
    Last edited by Brink; 15 Oct 2012 at 15:32. Reason: added tutorial link
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    It's a little dash in the lower right corner. Click on that, and your start screen will zoom out. Right click on a column of icons and then you can rename from the bottom.
    Brilliant. Thanks for all the help lads. I guess that the tutorials out there are a bit out of date.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Glad we could help.
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