Customize Adjust and Move the Windows 8 Tile Screen
Edited by MsBarbs, Eng, Anonymous
Hi you are watching VisiHow and today we are going to show you how to add and remove items from the 'start bar' on your Windows 8 computer or touch screen. Now, the start bar is also refereed to as the 'tile screen', by a number of people, and it's where all your things show up on Windows.
Let's go ahead and take a look at that now by pressing the Windows key.
Which is the button next to your space bar.
This opens up our tile screen.
You can see here that we've got a number of different things on here, but the screen is kind of empty.
Also, there is a 'scroll bar' on the bottom where we can scroll to the right to see more things, or we can scroll back to the left.
Now, we don't have to have that scroll bar there.
We can move things back over here. Which gets rid of the scroll bar to a degree.
We can also shrink things.
Anything that we right-click, and re-size. We'll make her small.
Now she's small, we can make this basketball player small as well.
Re-size, small, and move him over here.
Re-size our 'Top Places To Go' as well, and make that small.
Now the scroll bar completely disappears from the bottom.
If that is something that is your preference, from an aesthetics perspective, that's an easy thing to set up.
Right-click, select small, move this up here. Now we've got four little icons.
Over here on the right we have got icons as well.
We can drag those around.
I can drag the 'Settings' over here.
I can right-click it. I can re-size it. I can make it medium. Now, some icons,like this one, you are limited to only a couple of options as to what you can do with the sizes.
Here's some pictures of my little babies.
I'm going to re-size that and we'll go ahead and set that to 'wide'.
There we go.
Let's move him up here, no, move him up to the top because I like to see him.
So we have this little guy here with his little toy car.
We have our 'mail'. We have our 'calendar'. Now mail and calendar I don't use that often, so we'll go ahead and move those over to medium. Go ahead and re-size calendar to medium as well. Now they automatically sit next to each other.
Here we've got some of these small icons.
I'll just go ahead and drag these guys down here. 'Settings' I use fairly often.
Now I don't use 'Help and Tips'.
I write the help and tips so we're going to 'un-pin' this from 'start'. Now it's gone. It's not here anymore.
Now let's say that I accidentally un-pinned my settings.
Well what we do is we go down here
So we go down here and we find settings and we add it back.
Now surprise, surprise there is no settings here. Where did it go? Well that's okay, no problem.
'PC settings', there it is. We just type in the 'search bar' up here, settings, and we just right-click settings and 'Pin to Start'.
Now we have settings back.
Can move it right back over where we had it before.
We can now go back down to this arrow.
We can select anything else that we would like to put here. I use the 'calculator' a lot. Let's pin that to the start bar. The calculator is a big one.
Okay, 'games', I like my games.
So we'll move that over here to a more prominent position.
We've still got some empty space here.
If I wanted to I could re-size these guys, make them both small, move them down here.
Move this one here.
As you can see everything just keeps sliding over.
These don't have to be here I can actually just stick this 'travel app' over here.
I simply have it there because that was a more convenient location for it at the time.
However, as that I look through this maybe I don't need some of these items.
Here's 'News'. I don't know that I am going to use that very much.
Now we already have 'Camera' here.
Do I need this?
Here is 'Video'.
You have to ask yourself that about each of these.
If you don't need them then by all means get rid of them. Let's get rid of news. That's one we're probably never going to use.
Now we have these functions here.
We can move these folders around a little bit.
Now we can re-size the game, to be medium.
Now it fills up and everything looks nice.
It's not the best, but it looks nice.
We can also re-size our 'reading list'. Our reading list won't re-size. Will this one re-size? This one will re-size. Wide.
So we have that one wide.
Will this one re-size? This one re-sized to wide as well.
Reading list can go here.
Now we have a perfect little tile screen.
Ladies and gentlemen that is how you move around and reset and adjust the tiles on your screen. Thank you for choosing VisiHow and have a great day.
Video: Customize Adjust and Move the Windows 8 Tile Screen
Recent edits by: Eng, MsBarbs