Personalization is at the heart of Windows, the ability to make it look and behave just the way you want is one of its best qualities. Windows 8 is no exception and today we will look at how to organize tiles on the Start Screen, create new groups and name them.
Here we are at the Start Screen, as you can see, we have out of box look and feel when you first install the operating system. If you want organize some of these tiles, especially for programs you install, here is how you do it.
Drag and Drop
To move a tile, simply click and hold then drag into the group you would like to see it, once you have placed it where you want, just release. See below:
As you can see, I have placed the Photos and Camera tiles into a group with Music and Videos.
Creating a new Column
If you want to create a new column with a different set of tiles, here is how you do it.
Simply drag a tile outside of its group, when you see a vertical bar, that indicates you can create a new group. Just Release it and you will now have a new group. See below:
I have created a new group just for Games
If you would like Name your groups, you can do so easily.
In the lower right hand corner of the Start Screen, click the magnifying glass. (You can also press CTRL + Scroll) This will bring up a birds eye view of your groups of tiles. See below:
To name a group, just hover over one of the groups you have created and right click.
This will bring up the App Bar, click the Name group button that appears.
Enter a name for the group and click Name. You can repeat this step for other groups.
As you can see, I have created groups just the way I want it, organized for easily finding my favourite apps.