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When a tile is touched it returns to tile display in a sec

  1. #1


    Posts : 55
    Windows 8.1

    When a tile is touched it returns to tile display in a sec


    I am new to Windows 8, and on the tile display, when I touch a tile, i.e. the weather tile, a black screen appears with Accuweather.com in the middle; this lasts about a second, then the tile window display reappears. I would expect that the Accuweather.com website would appear, but it never does. Other tiles act the same way, but some apps are executed when the tile for them is touched.
    Is this a bug, or am I doing something wrong?

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Auricman, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You might see if going through the troubleshooting steps in the tutorial below may be able to help for now.

    Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 55
    Windows 8.1


    That solution appears to be for a computer that was upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8. My computer is a new Lenovo Ultrabook which came with Windows 8 already installed. The problem with the programs activated from touching tiles was present from the beginning if I recall correctly.
    It's not a big problem since I operate from the desktop all the time rather than touching the tiles.
    Will upgrading to Windows 8.1 resolve this malfunction?
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Nar, it's for troubleshooting Store and app issues in Windows 8 and 8.1 regardless if was a clean or upgrade installation.

    Depending on what the issue is, updating to Windows 8.1 may or may not help.
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    Posts : 55
    Windows 8.1


    Nar, it's for troubleshooting Store and app issues in Windows 8
    But the tiles that are misbehaving were nothing that I added to the computer. The tiles were there on their own.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    If it involves a modern app or the Windows Store, then that's what the troubleshooting steps are for. Please give them a try for now, and report back to be able to have a starting point with this issue.
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    Windows 8.1


    If it involves a modern app or the Windows Store, then that's what the troubleshooting steps are for.
    The problem involves neither a modern app nor the Windows Store. I have never downloaded anything from the Windows Store so this exercise would just be a waste of my time. The tiles that quickly close just appear to be links to a URL, but don't work. If I use the browser on the Desktop and select the link, i.e. Accuweather.com, it displays without a problem.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    From your first post, you indicated you had an issue with "tiles", "weather tile", "Other tiles act the same way", and "some apps". That's why I recommended what I did.

    Now that you have given more details that this issue is only with a pinned website on the Start screen instead, then what I recommended will most likely not help with this. Before we rule this out though, do you have any issues with themodern Internet Explorer opening from your Start screen?

    For now, if you unpin the website shortcut to remove it from Start, and "Pin to Start" a new one from your desktop IE, does it work?

    How to Pin and Unpin Websites from IE10 to Start Screen in Windows 8

    How to Pin Site Tile to Start Screen from Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) in Windows 8.1
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    Windows 8.1


    do you have any issues with themodern Internet Explorer opening from your Start screen?
    No, both IE (Version 10) and Firefox launch okay from the start screen.
    I unpinned the tile with the Accuweather link, but I don't know how to re-pin this link if I wanted to.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    The tutorials above can help show you more on how to, but you would just go to the site in IE that you want to pin and pin it.
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