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Move Tiles Apps Screen

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1

    Move Tiles Apps Screen


    How can I rearrange the tiles on the mega-tile Apps screen?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello ColMac,

    While you can't move them around how you like, you cold select to sort by name, date installed, most used, and category.

    Apps Screen - Sort By in Windows 8.1

    In addition, you could add and remove items on your Apps screen.

    "Apps" Screen - Add or Remove Items in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1

    Move Tiles Apps Screen


    Hello Shawn-

    Thank you for your response. You have provided me with useful, helpful information but, regrettably, I think your first sentence summarizes my problem: "While you can't move them around how you like, you could select to sort by name, date installed, most used, and category."

    Here's the problem:

    Under the Lenovo apps there is a folder "Games".

    Under Desktop there are folders "Wild Tangent Games" and "Game Arcade" and also a shortcut to "Angry Birds".

    Under Games there are shortcuts to two games.

    Under Valve there are shortcuts to two games.

    Under Wild Tangent Games there is a shortcut to "Play Games".

    It was my hope that somehow I would be able to create a single folder in which all the games in the computer would be listed. As was the case with Windows 7. It is a bit of a challenge to figure out where to find any given game.

    So, although I appreciate your help, it seems I'm asking the impossible.

    OldCol
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  4. #4


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    64-bit Windows 10


    I suppose that you could pick one of the game folders to copy all the game shortcuts into, then delete the others.
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