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Moving tiles in windows 8/8.1 up and down issue?

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    UK
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    Windows 8 Pro

    Moving tiles in windows 8/8.1 up and down issue?


    Hi there.

    I was wondering is there was a way to get round a metro tile issue that has been annoying me for a while. Basically you can move windows 8 tiles right and left but if you have multiple rows you cannot directly swap tiles up and down.

    For example imagine I have two rows of tiles each with two tiles so a1, a2 and b1 and b2. I can swap a1 with a2 and b1 with b2 without any issues. However moving b1 with a1 forces a1 to move to the right meaning a2 is now where b1 would be.

    I'd love to be able to just swap them so swapping a1 and b1 would swap the two around and leave the others alone. Is there a way around this?

    Thanks

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    Server 2012 / 8.0


    The best way to manipulate tile locations is to add tiles, pin something else, or add something with oblytile.

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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    hi, I'm no expert with the start screen for sure ,first they are in columns and not rows I think , so this might be why they don't move where you want them too, not positive of that though , did you try right clicking on the start and go customise down in the lower right of the screen ,and name the columns and try moving them around there ,hope this helps
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    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    ...first they are in columns and not rows I think...
    Sorry, I couldn't resist. I used this a while back. made with oblytile and paint shop

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    Last edited by mdmd; 26 Jan 2014 at 13:02. Reason: added alternate style
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Moving tiles in windows 8/8.1 up and down issue?
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