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Tile on Start for Designer Media Windows Help Forums


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Tile on Start for Designer Media Windows Help Forums
This tutorial will show you how to create Designer Media Windows Help Forums live and regular tiles on your Start screen.
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How to Create Designer Media Windows Help Forums Tiles on Start Screen
Synopsis
This tutorial will show you how to create Designer Media Windows Help Forums live and regular tiles on your Start screen.
How to Create Designer Media Windows Help Forums Tiles on Start Screen


information   Information
Here is a way to make Designer Media’s Windows help forums page(s) live tiles to include and make use of the forums’ live feed. They will randomly scroll with the latest post titles. These are constructed via the Modern IE version only. A “non-live” regular tile can be constructed using desktop IE.


Live Tiles Snip.PNG



Note   Note
Live tiles are automatically created bookmarking any forum site page. In the above example the left and middle live tiles shown are bookmarks of my Eight and Ten Forums Subscriptions pages respectively and the right is 8/10 AllCut, which all open automatically to their respective page.

AllCut is presented by JDobbsy1987 here: Live Posts/View Overview

Links:
Windows VistaForums
Windows SevenForums
Windows EightForums
Windows TenForums
PC Help Forums



CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Make Modern IE forum page live tile
  • Option Two: Make Desktop IE "nonlive" regular tile





Option One
Make Modern IE forum page live tile



1. Open Modern IE and navigate to the forum page you desire to use. Right click or hold on a blank area the page. A Tab/Address popup menu will appear. Left click or press the Favorites’ star button.​
Screenshot 1.png
2. Favorites menu will appear. Right click or press the "Pin to Start" pin button.​
Screenshot 2.png
3. A popup editing box will appear. Type in a name. It can be whatever you desire. Left click or press “Pin to Start”.​
Screenshot 3.png



Note   Note
The live tile will be placed at the end of your Start Screen. Place it wherever you desire. Use Brink’s tutorial to learn how: Start Screen Apps - Organize into Groups

You may resize the tile to show more data. Wide size and live is default. You may unpin, resize, and/or turn the live tile off or on at any time by right clicking or finger-hold the tile or keyboard navigate to it to focus on it and tap the menu key to obtain a context menu.

Context Menu Snip.PNG

A live tile can be made for any site that uses live feeds







Option Two
Make Desktop IE "nonlive" regular tile



1. Open Desktop IE and navigate to the forum page you desire to use. Left click or press the Tools Gear icon button at the upper right of the page.​
IE Menu Bar Snip.PNG
2. A context menu will appear. Left click or press “Add site to Apps”.​
Tools Gear Menu Snip.PNG
3. Go to your Apps Screen and look for the Link. It will be under the letter that the forum's name starts with. For example “V” for "VistaForums”, "T" for "TenForums", etc. The difference is what it opens to. There can only be one listed in the Apps page per browser version at a time. Any new one created will take place of the old one. Take note of the difference if you have two. The top one is the Modern and the bottom one is Desktop.​
IE Apps Snip.PNG
4. Right click or hold on the Desktop IE version link and choose “Pin to Start”. It will be placed last on your Start Screen to be moved where desired.​
IE Apps Snip 2.PNG
5. The results look like this.​
Desktop IE Forum Tiles.PNG



Note   Note
The tile will be placed at the end of your Start Screen. Place it wherever you desire. Use Brink’s tutorial to learn how: Start Screen Apps - Organize into Groups

You may unpin, pin to Taskbar, open file location, and/or resize the tile at any time by right clicking or finger-hold the tile or keyboard navigate to it to focus on it and tap the menu key to obtain a context menu. There are only two sizes. Medium size is default.

Context Menu Snip.PNG

A tile can be made for any site.



That’s it. Enjoy!


 
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Very helpful tutorial there, Tony! Thanks! :)

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Great job Tony. :)
 

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Thanks, Guys. :)
 

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    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3000 - PCI Express x16
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    Integrated RealTek ALC888 high-definition audio with 7.1 channel audio support
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer AL1917W A LCD
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    Standard 250 watt
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    Desktop 7.2" (183mm) W x 17.5" (445mm) L x 14.5"
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    Dual case fans + CPU fan
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