Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


A Lower Level "Start" Screen

  1. #1


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8

    A Lower Level "Start" Screen


    Hi All,

    I am new to Windows 8, which I am using with a non-touch screen so I am dependent on the mouse for controlling actions. The Start Screen has enough items on it to require me to scroll across to see them all, even when grouped. I would like to be able to have a second (lower level) screen which opens when I click on an item in the main Start Screen. For example, Microsoft Office has about 8 programs within it (Word, Excel, etc) and at present these are all separate items on my Start Screen. Is it possible to have just one tile on the Start Screen (labelled MS Office) which, when clicked, leads to another screen on which the eight programs appear?

    Alternatively, (and this perhaps should be a separate thread) is it possible to have separate icons for these programs on the Desktop (but not in the Taskbar). I noticed that some programs which I installed appear on both the Start Screen and the Desktop, while others only appear on the Start Screen.

    Thanks in advance for any assistance.

    Robert

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 15
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64-bits.


    Hello Robert

    This is unfortunaly impossible to do, you can however make the icon's small, then 4 icons will fit in the place where normally 1 tile was. See the screenshot as example.

    Click image for larger version

    You can do this by rightclicking the tile and clicking on Adjust Scale.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 660
    windows 8.1


    Maybe this is what you are searching for Start Screen Apps - Organize into Groups
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 308
    64-bit Windows 8


    I don't know any way to do that with the Start Screen. But you can put each individual program on the Desktop.

    Suppose you want, say, Microsoft Word on the Desktop. Find its tile in the right-hand part of the Metro All-Apps screen, in the "Microsoft Office" section. Right-click the tile and select "Open File Location." In the folder that opens, find the icon for Word, right-click it and select "Send To > Desktop (Create Shortcut)."
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8


    Thank you all for your quick responses. It's unfortunate that I cannot do what I want with the Start Screen, but the Desktop solution is a satisfactory compromise, and the grouping and small icons will make the Start Screen more compact.

    Thanks again.

    Robert
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Posts : 55
    windows 8.1 pro


    there is also porgram's that give you back the "start" meni that looks like windows 7 verson
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

A Lower Level "Start" Screen
Related Threads
How to Download a "Start" Screen Shortcut in Windows 8 and 8.1 This tutorial will provide you with a Start button shortcut that will open your Start screen directly on your main display in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1. Here's How: 1. Click/tap on wither the...
After showing Administrative tools they are all listed as "NEW"; how can I get rid of that word "NEW". Launching each & every one is not really what I intend to do. Isn't there a registry key for this ? 30490
Hi guys! First question: One of the things I disliked about Windows 8 was how you had to switch between two completely different GUI environments. It felt like they were in the way of eachother. So when I installed Windows 8 on my 'main' PC rather than on my test PC, I was happy to notice that...
How can I hide the Win8 "Start" screen ?. Presently at boot, 4 steps to get to desktop ... 1. Time and date screen > Left click 2. Login .. more clicking 3. Start screen 4. Desktop jumbo icon > left click ... Desktop at last
How to Open Start Screen in Windows 8 and 8.1 The Start screen is a new feature in Windows 8 and Windows RT that replaces the Start Menu from previous Windows. You can pin Store apps, programs, folders, drives, files, contacts, and websites to Start to quickly access what you use most. All of...
I upgraded to the CP a few days ago and just noticed a huge problem. The "Show Desktop" tile that is normally on the start screen be default has gone missing. I can't figure out how I got rid of it in the first place, but is there some way to add it back? EDIT: I have changed the title to more...
So got windows 8 Dev installed so far so good, I thought I would like the left screen bump to go to last app or program used feature till I installed some games and tried to play them suddenly my left side of my screen is no good if needing to scroll to the side say in a game like Starcraft II,...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook