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Odd 'Desktop' tile on start screen

  1. #11


    Posts : 26
    win 8 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by izzyb View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by donnyboy9 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post

    After doing some research I found this to be the #1 answer. One rep and 10K internet points for you!
    Well hold on, obviously I am able to resize other apps to the largest possible size, just check the initial image, so this is an easy answer to a more complicated problem. There is something wrong with this Desktop tile itself. I know that where I saw the desktop tile in large format had lower screen resolution than on my laptop, with about the same screen size.

    Any other ideas?
    I just realized that the Tile must also support the Live Function Option. You might want to check that
    What do you mean - the desktop tile is not a live tile.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 27
    Windows 8.1.2 32 & 64


    Quote Originally Posted by donnyboy9 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by izzyb View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by donnyboy9 View Post

    Well hold on, obviously I am able to resize other apps to the largest possible size, just check the initial image, so this is an easy answer to a more complicated problem. There is something wrong with this Desktop tile itself. I know that where I saw the desktop tile in large format had lower screen resolution than on my laptop, with about the same screen size.

    Any other ideas?
    I just realized that the Tile must also support the Live Function Option. You might want to check that
    What do you mean - the desktop tile is not a live tile.
    I mean the Tile It self must have the option to Toggle the Live Function. Right Click the Tile and see if it gives you the Option of turning it off or on.
    You also might want to try to unpin the tile from the start screen and then pin it again. to see if it helps
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  3. #13


    Posts : 26
    win 8 64 bit


    No, my desktop tile when right clicked does not have anything about live tile (you can see in the original image all the options I get when right-clicking). Why, does yours?

    I unpinned and re-pinned, no difference. Maybe I just have an old desktop tile from original windows 8?
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  4. #14


    It's looking more like tiles are app specific and designated by the developer. There may also be a difference between 8 vs 8.1. There may be other factors such as screen size.

    I have all 4 size option with 8.1.
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  5. #15


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    win 8 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    I have all 4 size option with 8.1.
    Is it possible for you to directly send me a copy of your tile?
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  6. #16


    Quote Originally Posted by donnyboy9 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    I have all 4 size option with 8.1.
    Is it possible for you to directly send me a copy of your tile?
    Good question. Wouldn't know if that's possible.

    To throw more wood on the fire > I have Bing Desktop app where my desktop image changes daily. The tile image reflects that also. It will reflect any desktop image, so it's like a semi-live tile.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 27
    Windows 8.1.2 32 & 64


    I would change the desktop background and do a restart just to see if that would help, worth a try ?
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  8. #18


    Posts : 26
    win 8 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by izzyb View Post
    I would change the desktop background and do a restart just to see if that would help, worth a try ?
    Certainly worth a try, but it did not change anything.

    Any other ideas? I'm waiting for an answer that has me changing some value in the registry or the like.
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  9. #19


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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Right click the tile & then press the Space Bar & go from there---

    Click image for larger version
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  10. #20


    Posts : 26
    win 8 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Right click the tile & then press the Space Bar & go from there---
    Unfortunately, the Large option is not there either.

    Click image for larger version
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