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Strange arrow icon in W8.1 tiles

  1. #1


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8

    Strange arrow icon in W8.1 tiles


    For some reason now pretty much all my tiles have this down arrow at the right bottom.
    What did I do wrong and how can I remove them?


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  2. #2


    Try clicking on the ones with the arrows. The arrow means that the application needs to be downloaded again, they are probably core apps that were updated with 8.1 but actually still need to be downloaded.
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  3. #3


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    That means either there is an Update available or it is downloading updates. I don't think that arrow can be clicked on.
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  4. #4


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    That means either there is an Update available or it is downloading updates. I don't think that arrow can be clicked on.
    I didn't mean click on the arrow itself, click on the tile. Sorry I wasn't clear.
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  5. #5


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Actually, to see the status of those, you have to go into the Store and see what is happening in the Upper Right Corner, there will be number, if you click on it, it will show you which apps are updating or which ones need updating.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    That means either there is an Update available or it is downloading updates. I don't think that arrow can be clicked on.
    It says there are no updates available. How chan I check if its downoading?

    Also, none of the live tiles (except Photo) are working.
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  7. #7


    What happens if you click on, lets say, the calendar tile? Do you get an error message?
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  8. #8


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by xunile View Post
    What happens if you click on, lets say, the calendar tile? Do you get an error message?
    Nope. Opens just fine.
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  9. #9


    Hi there, I was just going t post exactly the same question. I have the same little arrow on the bottom right of the tile. if I click on the tile it opens and runs the program ok, have checked in windows update and the store no updates are shown as available.
    My other 5 pc's and lap tops don't have these little arrows, this was about the 3rd pc to be updated to Win8.1

    Regards
    Aquatarkus
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  10. #10


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by aquatarkus View Post
    Hi there, I was just going t post exactly the same question. I have the same little arrow on the bottom right of the tile. if I click on the tile it opens and runs the program ok, have checked in windows update and the store no updates are shown as available.
    My other 5 pc's and lap tops don't have these little arrows, this was about the 3rd pc to be updated to Win8.1

    Regards
    Aquatarkus
    Seems like a lot of people are experiencing this bug/problem: Windows 8.1 Tiles Does not Update and shows Arrow-Down Signs - Microsoft Community
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