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How do I remove a group name from my start screen?

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    How do I remove a group name from my start screen?


    This is my first post in this forum so please bear with me as I find my way around.

    I have organized the apps on my start screen and named/renamed the groups they occupy. I have decided that I want to combine the apps in two of the groups into one group. How can I delete one of the groups and move their apps to the other group?

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    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    You are talking about the Metro screen of course. You would need to just click on the group, then at the bottom choose delete. Only after you move the metro apps in that folder of course.
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    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Edit: wrong information. My sincere apologies.

    Instead;

    Right click on multiple tiles that you want to move (at the same time) drag them to the column you want to merge them to.
    Last edited by antspants; 06 Mar 2014 at 18:21.
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    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    Thanks for the tip ants pants. I never mess with Metro, so I never knew you could do that. Good tip to know.
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by WarmPuppy View Post
    This is my first post in this forum so please bear with me as I find my way around.

    I have organized the apps on my start screen and named/renamed the groups they occupy. I have decided that I want to combine the apps in two of the groups into one group. How can I delete one of the groups and move their apps to the other group?
    its really quite simple ,just drag the icons to the group you want to keep,and the other group will simply disappear ,does in my win8.1 enterprise anyway

    Start Screen Apps - Organize into Groups
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    Gold Coast (Australia)
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    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Thanks for the tip ants pants. I never mess with Metro, so I never knew you could do that. Good tip to know.
    Yeah it works a treat, saves having to drag icons one at a time or group select tiles. Cheers
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by antspants View Post
    Try holding the Ctrl key and scrolling your mouse wheel down 0r ctrl (+) - (Shrinks the Start Screen Tile Groups) left click on the Group Name and drag one group onto the other, they should combine?

    PS

    Welcome to this Forum. We have Lollies ...
    this doesn't works for me it just movers the other out of the way of the one im dragging
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    Gold Coast (Australia)
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    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by antspants View Post
    Try holding the Ctrl key and scrolling your mouse wheel down 0r ctrl (+) - (Shrinks the Start Screen Tile Groups) left click on the Group Name and drag one group onto the other, they should combine?

    PS

    Welcome to this Forum. We have Lollies ...
    this doesn't works for me it just movers the other out of the way of the one im dragging
    Really? Did you make the tiles/start screen shrink first. Ill have another look when im home, right now im literally hanging of the side of a high rise. Workmates wanna lnow what im doing, I said its an emergency lmao
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    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Edit: wrong information. My sincere apologies. Co worker has laptop win 8.1

    Instead;

    Right click on multiple tiles that you want to move (at the same time) drag them to the column you want to merge them to.
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    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by antspants View Post
    Edit: wrong information. My sincere apologies. Co worker has laptop win 8.1

    Instead;

    Right click on multiple tiles that you want to move (at the same time) drag them to the column you want to merge them to.
    yeah,that works
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