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Metro Tile Nesting?

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    Windows 8

    Metro Tile Nesting?


    Is there a way to nest or embed Metro tiles so they act like folders? For example, Microsoft Office deposits at least eight tiles on my Start Screen. I rarely use any but Word and Excel, so I would like simply a generic "MS Office" tile that, when clicked, gives me all of the Office tiles.

    I know I can make a folder from a bunch of shortcuts and then pin that folder to the Start Screen, but I'm looking for something that stays within the realm of Metro Tiles.

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    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Quote Originally Posted by patrickd314 View Post
    I'm looking for something that stays within the realm of Metro Tiles.
    https://www.eightforums.com/general-d...tart-menu.html

    This is probably not what you had in mind, but this is Windows 8.

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    Last edited by mdmd; 04 Nov 2012 at 12:45.
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    Windows 8


    Hmm... You're right, I was hoping to find a way in the Start Screen, one step before All Apps, BUT... Even my "All Apps" doesn't look like that. I don't have a tile for Microsoft Office, just tiles for the individual programs. Same with Windows Accessories and everything else; the whole thing is "expanded," not "compressed" (in File Explorer terms.)
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    You can make your apps area summarized by zooming. (bottom right corner where you see a minus sign or ctrl roll on the mouse wheel) The same as zooming the Start Screen tiles. - to make group blocks
    Also, except for the initial boot to SS, access to apps is the same as the SS.
    From the desktop > charms > magnifying glass (search) 1 click and esc key or SS > right click > press enter

    IMO, the semantic zooming feature of the apps area is misunderstood. It is designed to eliminate the need to scroll through many pages of installation links. For example: let's say you have 100 installed programs and 7 or 8 screen pages of links. Using the zoom feature then clicking on the program group header centers the links of that group. No need to scroll to the right or left.


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    You can separate your tiles into groups. You can label those groups by zooming out, right clicking on a group and renaming.

    You can also move the commonly used tiles to the front of the list.
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