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How to arrange tiles in the Start Menu in the order you want?

  1. #11


    Watford
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    Windows 7 x64 SP1 Home Premium/Win 8.1 in VBox


    How did you guys manage in your screenshots? So far I managed to have all my programs together in the firts pack and the colorful apps in the second useless pack, but still I can't arrange the order in my first pack.
    See this tut.Screenshot - Capture Screenshots Directly in Windows 8
    Last edited by kado897; 05 Mar 2012 at 15:13. Reason: Wrong Tut

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  2. #12


    Madrid, Spain
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    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by HPDeskjet View Post
    It's called bad design. Solving a Rubic's Cube is easier than getting the tiles arranged in the order you want. Trying to place tiles you want next to each other must surely be easier than this nonsensical game.
    Lol. Exactly. I also thought of the Rubik's cube.

    Modernity and cool design pays a price. I can imagine the cool modern minimalist designers mixed with the classic nerds with glasses and pens in the shirt pocket working together in Microsoft and coming out with this Homer's car.

    Theoretically, minimalism, such as Metro tiles design, is suppoused to SIMPLIFY to the point of making it easy for childern, elderly and retards, not to make it absurdly difficult or simply impossible for basic tasks and needs.

    Amazing...
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  3. #13


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    Playing around, looks good so far. Thanks for the pro tip by aramil for tile section titles.

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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by Pixel Eater View Post
    Top tip aramil, did not know that. I don't think you have to hold ctrl at all? That tool looks like the start of something useful brummyfan.

    I just noticed you can right click a blank area and an option to see a list of all Apps pops up o_o

    OP, the tiles aren't actually moving in a random direction. They cascade to the right, then down a row.
    yeah the ctrl button allows zooming out using a scroll wheel on a mouse
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  5. #15


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    Quote Originally Posted by aramil View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Pixel Eater View Post
    Top tip aramil, did not know that. I don't think you have to hold ctrl at all? That tool looks like the start of something useful brummyfan.

    I just noticed you can right click a blank area and an option to see a list of all Apps pops up o_o

    OP, the tiles aren't actually moving in a random direction. They cascade to the right, then down a row.
    yeah the ctrl button allows zooming out using a scroll wheel on a mouse
    Or you can just press the magnifier in the bottom right corner
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  6. #16


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    Windows 8 x64


    Honestly kmint, it's not absurdly difficult, at all. I guess it wouldn't be bad if by the final version they did away with the cascade, but if they didn't it would be fine too.


    Quote Originally Posted by aramil View Post
    yeah the ctrl button allows zooming out using a scroll wheel on a mouse
    Aahhh sssoooo. I was just using that microscopic button to the bottom right.
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  7. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by Pixel Eater View Post
    Honestly kmint, it's not absurdly difficult, at all. I guess it wouldn't be bad if by the final version they did away with the cascade, but if they didn't it would be fine too.


    Quote Originally Posted by aramil View Post
    yeah the ctrl button allows zooming out using a scroll wheel on a mouse
    Aahhh sssoooo. I was just using that microscopic button to the bottom right.
    Yeah I find the Ctrl Button speeds up Zooming in and out, less traveling time (mouse wise)
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  8. #18


    HOW THE TILES MOVE:

    ADDING:
    Click image for larger version
    So If I add a tile at the start then every tile after this move one square in the direction shown and the last one moves to the next free space following the pattern.
    If I was to add it part way through then only items after it would move. (if you fill a 4*2 group and then add another tile then it makes a new 4*2 group)

    Wide tiles will only move Down/UP in a 4*2 group (so if you have five single tiles then a wide tile there will be a gap above and to the right of the wide tile)

    REMOVAL is the same patten but reversed

    hope this helps
    Last edited by aramil; 05 Mar 2012 at 15:46. Reason: wide tiles
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  9. #19


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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Idea for Microsoft/Survivor tie-in: Make an immunity challenge end in a Windows 8 "Metro"-thing Start Page slide puzzle. Why should phone companies get all the glory?
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  10. #20


    Watford
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    Windows 7 x64 SP1 Home Premium/Win 8.1 in VBox


    The more logical way of doing it would be down a column and then create a new one, but Microsoft's choice of having wide tiles would make the layout ugly and difficult to implement so this is the more logical choice for this situation.
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