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dragging tile behaviour confusing

  1. #1

    Posts : 13
    Windows 8 Pro

    dragging tile behaviour confusing

    I'm finding it confusing trying to figure out the logic of how the tiles reorganize themselves when you drag them. When you drag one tile to a different spot, it inserts that tile to the spot where you release the mouse, but the other tiles seem to then move to new locations in an unpredictable manner. I can't seem to figure out the behavior.... can anyone help?

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  2. #2

    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    It's not unpredictable. The Start Menu is organized in multiple 2 column blocks. When you insert an icon, it pushes the other icons right one, or down and to the left one, or to the top of the next column, depending on location.

    It's like this:

    12 56
    34 78

    If you drag 8 to the point where 2 is, it will look like this.

    18 45
    23 67
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dragging tile behaviour confusing
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