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Tile View

Q: Tile View

The only thing keeping me from upgrading to Windows 7 is:

See attachement.

Does anyone now a solution. I now, I could not have tile view, but it's what I am used to.

A: Tile View

To be honest I don't think theres a way of doing that just yet unless theres a 3rd party file manager that I don't know of yet.

Thanks,
Kukag

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Hello Friends, I* am new here & i really don't know which section is good for my topic so posting here.

I only want to change Icon size in tile view of explorer. I know there is more view like miedium, large icons but i don't want that coz i want same structure like Tile view.. Folder Icon, Folder name in front of icon & then space between Another Icon.

I only want to change Tile view icon size bit large so is any one know here how to do that ?

A:Tile View Icon Size

Hi,

You can change the default icon sizes via the Registry

Click on Start, In the search box, Type regedit then press enter.
Browse too: HKEY_CURRENT_USER -Control Panel -Desktop - windows Metrics

Under Shell Icon Size (default Value should be 32) you can change this alter the Icon Size.
Perhaps try 50, Then restart your pc, See if your happy with the size. If not, Go back and alter acordingly

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Is there a way to customize the view on the People tile app? I added my Facebook and Twitter accounts there and the default is to only show about 4-6 large blocks containing updates. There is a lot of wasted blank space and since I get frequent Twitters I would like to see a lot more of them in any way, a column or smaller tiles etc. Any ways to do that? The Settings for this app doesn't show anything related to view customization.
Thanks

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so i changed my HDD C: & D: icons but i want to view them in bigger size in tile view mode, i cold use bigger icon or extra bigger icon view but it in tile view mode, Please help.

A:HELP! I need to use tile view but with bigger icons

any help??

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I appear to have some how placed my icons on my desktop in Tile View. I cannot for the life of me figure out how to restore the icons to their normal appearance. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Here is a printscreen of a portion of my desktop so you can see what I'm talking about:

A:Windows 8 Desktop Icons in Tile View

Well, just after posting this, I finally managed to fix this problem. Here is how I did it if anyone else runs into this issue.

1. Run regedit
2. Go to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\1\Desktop"
3. Locate the "LogicalViewMode" and "Mode" keys
4. Bring up the Windows Task Manager.
5. Kill the "explorer.exe" task. Any changes to the keys made above will not take while explorer.exe is running.
6. Change "LogicalViewMode" to 3 and "Mode" to 5.
7. In the Windows Task Manager, click the File > Run New Task option, type in "explorer" and push enter
8. Your icons should be returned to their normal state.

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I just loaded over 200 pictures to a file and the tile view shows all with a flower icon. Is there a way to set this view so that actual photo tiles are displayed?

A:Can actual photos be viewed in tile view of files?

In my system, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, pictures show as pictures in Tile view.
All my settings are the defaults.

File and Folder Arrangement - Change in Windows Explorer Window

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hi, recently i modified the icon of an .exe file using Resource Hacker 4.2.5

everything seemed ok, except while in Win 7 windows Explorer, under TILE VIEW, the icon of the .exe file and also the thumbnail of that file at the bottom of the window, shows the old icon. if i rename the file to something else again, then it changes to the new icon. but when i rename it back to it's original, it reverts to the old icon.

i believe this is an OS application issue, in particular inside Windows Explorer for Win 7, not the modification process cos i don't have this problem when i copied the same modded file to windows 10, in all win explorer views.

i have rebooted, done a hard boot, cleaned registry with pctools & ccleaner, but no change to this file's condition. Any ideas?

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I am using windows 8.1 RTM version.
I cannot find my desktop tile or the store app anymore. I have tried searching with the search charm too. I checked various users and they are not there either. Some desktop programs have gone missing too

I will appreciate any help from you guys

A:My desktop tile and store tile has disappeared Windows 8.1

Do they show up in the Apps view, Apps Screen - Open in Windows 8 , if they do then just pin them back to the start screen.

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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?

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

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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Hello all,
I have a problem with my mail view.. I accidentally clicked something which changed my mail view to a list view.. like the first pic.. But i want it back as the 2nd pic, where i can see on a second line the subject ... I searched but could not find the option to switch it back. Does anyone know how to get it back?

A:Outlook 2010 cannot change my mail view back to normal from list view

You have changed the Reading View pane - here is how to get it back to your original:
Make changes to the Reading (preview) Pane - Outlook - Office.com

Just touch the 'View' tab and select 'Reading Pane' in the 'Layout' section on the Ribbon. Next select the option 'Right'. It should then be back to your preferred view.
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Ever since I did a factory reinstall 3 months ago, every time I close my machine down and restart, my Windows Explorer settings keep getting reverted back to ICON view instead of my saved DETAIL view.

I'm using the button under tools and folder options, View Tab, and Apply to all Folders.

Is there something else I'm missing?

This is starting to get pretty annoying.
 

A:Window Explorer Keeps reverting back to ICON view instead of DETAIL view

XP forgets your folder view settings?
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/folderviews.htm
 

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Hi,

I have a folder with about 20 images and 20 folders (with avi's, images, and txt files inside).

When I initially check the disk size (while the folder is being viewed in Icons View), the disk size reads 28,415,404,695 bytes.

When I change it to Thumbnail View, the disk size increases to 28,415,444,631 bytes.

I know it's only a 39,936 byte difference but I'm just wondering where this is coming from? When I change it back to Icons View, it still reads 28,415,444,631 bytes. How do you get it back to the original 28,415,404,695 bytes?

Thanks

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Hi, i wonder why my Icon does not show in Large Icon view and can be seen in other Icon View? It is invisible when you use Large Icon view. And i can't change my desktop back ground at all. It just won't save the change. Any help is appreciated.

A:Window unable to view file in Large Icon view

Hi there,

You might want to consider a System Restore if this is a recent occurrence.

Using the System File Checker (sfc scannow) would be my next suggestion.

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Hi Everybody,

If anybody could give me some pointers on my problem I would really appreciate it

I have Windows 8.1 on my HP Pavilion Laptop. I have this problem where after starting my PC, logging in and being dropped into the Panel view, I wait for about 10 seconds... and then the PC starts thrashing and constantly flicking between the traditional Desktop and the Panel view without me touching a button / clicking on anything!

The only things I can access on my laptop are:

Task ManagerGoogle Chrome (by clicking on the icon very quickly in Panel View before it flicks back to traditional Desktop)

This problem literally prevents me accessing anything else. As soon as I start opening something in traditional desktop mode, the pc flicks straight back to Panel view and it is lost! Even if I am quick enough to click on an application, it doesn't even load it!

I am almost certain it is some piece of software that I must have picked up along the way. I've been trying to use my Norton antivirus to scan and detect it... but I cannot even open that to scan, due to this very problem.

I even tried using the Trend Micro Home Call service, which I could access through Chrome of course. Unfortunately as soon as I tried downloading it I was told it had failed as there is no access to the internet(!?) very odd indeed.

I have not encoutered any details of this problem on the internet but if anybody could assist with this I would appreciate it so much! Thank you guys

A:Panel View / Desktop View switching constantly, no control

Hi ihill, welcome here.

Try scanning with Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware removes malware including viruses, spyware, worms and trojans, plus it protects your computer

See what happens.

Update your video card drivers?
Monitor Drivers?
You haven't got any stuck keys on your laptop?

just a few suggestions to look out for, see how you go and let us all know.

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I am unable to view diagrams in normal view. Application is Word 2003 9.0.6926 SP3

Print Layout view is fine.

In the format Object -> Layout -> Wrapping Style (inline with Text) is greyed out.

Printing of the document is also fine..it's just the problem with Normal view.

Also, seems like I keep losing the positioning of the picture (network diagram created using autoshapes and MS Draw)

The above problem is not document specific but reflects in all docs files.

Also, in another document, when I double click embedded equations (written using equation editor on another PC), equation editor doesn't launch itself neither is there any error message. This problem is document specific.

Anyone..any ideas?? Please advise!!
 

A:Unable to view pictures in Normal view - Word 2000

Magnet said:

I am unable to view diagrams in normal view. Application is Word 2003 9.0.6926 SP3

Print Layout view is fine.

In the format Object -> Layout -> Wrapping Style (inline with Text) is greyed out.

Printing of the document is also fine..it's just the problem with Normal view.

Also, seems like I keep losing the positioning of the picture (network diagram created using autoshapes and MS Draw)

The above problem is not document specific but reflects in all docs files.

Also, in another document, when I double click embedded equations (written using equation editor on another PC), equation editor doesn't launch itself neither is there any error message. This problem is document specific.

Anyone..any ideas?? Please advise!!Click to expand...

I had problems with pictures not getting displayed at all. I could only see blank screen and ocassional picture. This problem was solved by reducing the hardware accelaration. This can be done by display properties->settings->troubleshoot->hardware acceleration. Try lowering it to halfway or less and see if this solves the problem. It solved my problem.

Sami
 

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I'm using Microsoft Outlook 2007, How can I get my word attachments on an email I receiveto open in normal view and not in reading view?
 

A:Open word attachments in normal view and not reading view

Hi gmcin99, welcome to TSG.

This is a Word setting, not an Outlook setting. Open Word and go to Office Logo/Word Options, make sure the "Popular" section is highlighted, and uncheck the box to Open e-mail attachments in Full Screen Reading view. Hope that helps.
 

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I am confused.  "My Music" folder is no where to be found under username. This is strange and I cant seem to recreate it.Under C:/username in the explorer view (left side) I now have:My DocumentsMy PicturesMy VideosI don't have:My MusicBut if you actually go to my computer, then the username folder in the C drive, you won't see those three folders.....why is that 
 

 
 

A:Libraries appear in one explorer view, but missing in folder view

Kindly stop starting multiple threads that discuss the same subject (libraries and user folders). You started multiple threads roughly three hours apart and it's confusing to people following them, myself included, because we wouldn't know which one to reply to and which one to ignore, plus it's in total disregard to cross-posting etiquette. The first one located here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/614766/libraries-issue/#entry4005914 already started receiving relevant replies and people are more likely to follow it, so I recommend you stick to that thread and await responses therein. The other extra and unnecessary thread is here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/614794/cannot-create-my-documents-folder-under-users/#entry4006039, plus this one.

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I was able to keep my home page on the browser where I want it. However, I have a seach toolbar that shows up whenever I open the broswer. I can select not to see with the 'view' tab but it gets reselected for view whenever I open the Broswer.

I also get the same 'search' toolbar in other windows (Windows Explorer for example.

Another porblem which seems to be related to the same source, is that although I have remember file view selections when reopening a folder in 'Folder Option' it always goes back to 'Large Icons' (I want 'list')

The problems all come from the original Broser Hi-jack thing. Can anyone advise?

A:Browser Tool Bar(also folder view) View Default

Please download HijackThis. Create a folder at C:\HJT and move HijackThis.exe there. Run a scan and save the log file. Post the whole log file here. Do not fix anything since most of them listed there are harmless (some are system required). This program will help us determine if there is any spyware/malware on your computer.

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Problem:
Unable to view movies using Clown View
Clone view works fine however when I try to play movie using (windows media player and Divx player) I can see the whole screen on both the monitor and tv however I can only see the movie clip (.avi) on the monitor. On the tv there is just a black screen where to movie would be. When I try to user full screen in both programs the video only shows up on the monitor, I've tried download some codecs but none seem to work. I have also tried downloading the most recent drivers for my video card
geforce2 Mx 400 64mbram tv and svideo out (using rca for tv out)

If anyone has ever had this problem or has a good idea of how to fix it please post or email me .

[email protected]
 

A:Unable to view movies in clone view (geforce 2 mx 400)

No idea... Works fine on mine. You could be seeing some sort of copy protection stuff like macrovision protection.
 

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Hi All. Baffled again by Microsoft's incomprehensible format...

Set up a quick view this morning, (stupid move) and now cannot get back to my account folders view... so for example to view recently sent items, quick view will only allow me to see all 3000 - everything I have ever sent... WHY?

If I un-click the quick view option, there is nothing in the folders pane, how do I return to the 'account folders view'?, each with their own inbox, sent box, deleted item etc

WLM has an 'all inbox' option, is there an option for 'all sent' or all drafts' etc files that have not been moved to 'storage folders' but are still live like the 'all inbox' files?

Is there a way of simplifying this bloated all or nothing menu? So much simpler and user friendly - like menus and shortcuts that AREN'T hidden.

Cheers - any help greatly received

A:switching from Quick view back to Folder View

I'll assume you mean in WLM? If you click on Menu> Layout do you have these options? (I don't use WLM myself )

If so, is Show storage folders ticked?

A Guy

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Help !

Am running Win XP Prof, Service Pack 3 on a Dell Diminsion 3000....ISP: AT&T....Zone Alarm Free Firewall. 1 gig Ram.

After having Win XP reinstalled, I found that after a few minutes use....the task bar changed to "classic style". After a few tries at eliminating this glitch....I went to Google and came up with a solution which I thought would work.

I downloaded 2 files from http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm.

restorethemes.reg size:455 kb
and
classicdisable.reg size: 729 bytes

"restorethemes" should have restored Win XP themes to default.....however it DID NOT, and I found my computer locked in FULL classic view....which I don't like.

"classicdisable" should have disabled the "classic trainwreck"....it DID NOT...CRAP !

From that point, I could only think to delete both files from the registry....but truth be told, I am alas....Computer Stupid....."Computers for Dummies" baffels me ! I have no idea how to access the registry where the 2 files might be found, much less the process for deletion. I'm lost.....
Could someone please help ?

Regards,
dgxx...
 

A:Solved: Stuck in Classic view / Cannot restore Win XP view

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Hi.
I'm using Outlook 2010 also as Calendar application.
When I'm switching to the Calendar View the "day view" is open,
but I want to see the "week view".

I think in the early days it was the way i want it - week view.
I don't know since when the behavior changed - maybe the last updates?
(I did not change any settings by my own).

I also did not find any setting where I can change the standard view.
Does anyone know how I change this behavior?

A:Outlook2010 Calender - At start Day view but want week view

See here: Lock default calendar view in Outlook 2010

Kari

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Can I set up Windows Explorer to display all folders to ALWAYS display all items, whatever their type, in list view?
Blow by blow instructions, please.

A:view all window explorer folders in 'list' view

In file explorer the View tab click navigation pane and choose show all folders.

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I keep all of my folders in Large Icons view but sometimes they revert to 'Details' view on their own! How do I get them to stay in Large Icons view permanently?

A:Folder view settings changing after I select the view I want

Hello kidxp, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you can use the method in the tutorial below to set a default folder view for all folders.

Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders

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Hope I am in the right area...

I have the app The Weather Channel. I would like to watch 3 different cities near me for the weather. I have the app setup with all three but all I can see is one city at a time.

Is there a way to create 3 live tiles of the same weather App and each tile have the weather for a different city?

Thanks
Jim

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hello,
whenever my pc restarts the desktop bg image is set to tiles (instead of stretch). why is this happening and how do i stop it from changing?
 

A:desktop bg changes to tile

Have you tried going to the control panel, then appearance and themes, then display, then desktop.Set it to stretch then hit apply and ok that should do it.
 

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Hello fellow humans!!

Alright, so I was wondering what my Main Panel on my Star Screen is missing but I couldn't figure it out.. Until I wanted to check the time. Usually, I would just do a double finger gesture on my Microsoft Touch Mouse and boom, time shows. Or just check the time when I'm already on desktop mode. This time however, my batteries ran out and I was on my Start Screen wondering what the time was. Oh, yea, I was super lazy too. So I wondered why didn't Microsoft make a time/clock app yet? It would make perfect sense to have one. Nonetheless, I know we can't always have everything.. So I'm asking you guys, are you using any apps for this exact reason? Have you got any suggestions? All I want is a tile with the time shown all over it.. No need for other information, like date or anything, just the time.. I'm asking you because, well, I don't know, I just like posting here instead of reading reviews for every single app in the store.

Thanks in advance!!

A:Time Tile

Hello Wael,

If you like, you could press the Windows + C keys to see the clock anytime and anywhere in Windows 8.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi,
Is it possible to rotate a large tile on the start page 90 degrees to form a vertical tile so i can add a vertical photo.

Regards Dom

A:Vertical Tile

Nope

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Hi,
I do like Win7 so far (compared to XP), but one of the things I'm missing is the "Tile vertically" function (you know, where you can select a few programs in the taskbar and make them automatically fit on the screen together).

Is it really no there or am I just overlooking it?

Thanks in advance!

A:Tile vertically

aero snap sort of replicates this feature, where you drag a window to the edge of the screen.

or try playing with windows key + arrow keys.

i know it's not quite the same, maybe other forum users will improve on this idea...

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Can anyone tell me how to personalize a tile that shows up on the screen when you turn on the computer?

A:How to personalized a tile

Like this ? ---

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When I pin the Crome exe to start menu all is well, but if I change the size to small it will lose the icon and tile is faded? Anyone have a fix for this?

A:No icon on tile

I need a fix for this as well. It showed up fine until i updated to the November Update. Now when sized to small the icon goes away and the tile becomes faded. I would definitely like a fix for this.

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can you change your profile pic on Facebook
view communication from all of your social networks
post a message, check in or, set a chat status?
or All of the above

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I just installed windows 8 Pro on desktop, now in metro start screen, I click on the music tile go through to find some music I want to listen to and when it plays it opens this Xbox music thing. Why and is this normal?

A:music tile

LoL.. sheeples.. Xbox+metro= multiple platform support = phones that become the laptops (docking) = app store = revenue channel.
They thought this through while they were high on cocaine and champagne like every good corporate meeting.
It will take a awhile for competitors to build placement tiles since they have to learn the new interface and recompile their code.
MS's main competitor is Apple. Ms = Xbox+hyper visor, Pc = Steam, Apple = Riaa + Mpaa.

I remember when the FBI was busting down doors because people where using betamax to copy broadcasted tv shows, beating the children and shooting their dogs. Criminals = whatever stops the money flowing to the appointed authorities.

I wonder if they sell folk music on Xbox music center, hahahahaha... I'm like the 1 guy that searched for it.
I guess the old timers still prefer a smokey bar with live music.

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Try installing Winamp for a push and forget solution, not that I like lamas or anything, but they are fun to pet.
You are probably wanting streaming music, and there has never been a convergence of streaming music stations.
Except shoutcast and a few other .com's. Someone will have to converge all their API's into one app without pissing someone off, which is VERY VERY VERY hard to do.

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I've been putting URL shortcuts into my Apps Menu but it doesn't always give me a good name for it. For example, I go to Entertainment.com and created a shortcut by clicking on the IE11 gear, then clicking Add Site to Apps; but when it puts it on my Apps Menu, it gives it a title of "Member Logon for Entertainment Coupons", when all I wanted was "Entertainment Coupons".

Regards, Patric

A:Hot to Rename a Tile

Right click the shortcut >> Open file location >> now right click the shortcut there and select properties.

Enter the name you would like in the box highlighted below:

Regards,
Jamie

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Just a quickie for you expert people out there

I have my tiles and have unpinned the ones i don't want. Now, i am left with Mail and Calendar.
Trouble is i don't have (don't tell anyone) a MS email and don't want one, i am on Gmail - is there any way i can edit the properties of that tile so that when i click the Email icon it will open my Email client as it does on the main desktop?
I've had a look at the right click options of the icon on my main desktop but it doesn't say "pin to start" - which is what i want it to do....

Any ideas??

Thanks so much in advance.

A:Tile Customization

You can use Obly Tile to create your own Gmail Tile.

Download OblyTile 0.8.8 Free - Design tiles for your Windows 8 Start Screen - Softpedia

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I wish to create a tile from a shortcut on the metro start screen windows 8.1

Can you tell me how to create one

Thanks

Jeff

A:Shortcut to tile

Hello Jeff,

Which app is this for? I may already have one available in a tutorial if it's a default app.

Starting in Windows 8.1.1 when released on April 8th, you will be able to also pin modern apps to the taskbar.

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Really dumb question....how the heck do I add a tile to the Metro GUI. I can move them around and remove them, but I can't for the life of me figure out to add a new one.

A:Adding a tile...?

I found when you install a new program a tile is created, you can then move it to where you want it.
Also when using IE in the Metro you can pin a site as a tile, just right click and choose the pushpin icon to create a tile to pin to the Metro screen.

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In the Tutorial section, there is one as "How to Minimize the Windoes Exlporer "Ribbon"". Right after I installed W8 two days ago, I also downloaded "Windows 8 BluePoison" and by using this, I "unlock hidden features". From then on I no longer see the "Tiles". Windows Explorer is just like that of W7 and it has not "Ribbon".

I am just curious to know how I can get that Tiles back and see "Ribbon" on Windows Explorer.

A:Tile and Ribbon ???

Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer and
modify the RPEnabled key to a “1” which will set it back to default.

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Do like tiles use cpu when the start page is not visible?

A:Give tile cpu use?

I would suspect they do, but very little if so. It would show up as a process in windows task manager as one of the main CPU suckers if it used a lot. May be hidden behind another windows process

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This is just my OCD kicking in however, I am wondering if their is a way of re-colouring a program tile of a program?

A:Tile customising

Sure there is. Depends on what you need.
You could use oblytile and / or create your own or change personalization to high contrast.
Can do, with Paint Shop, Xara, Oblytile, etc...

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I tried to pin a desktop shortcut of msconfig system app as tile to the start metro screen but refuses to pin.
It doesn't even exists 'Pin to Start screen' selection when i right click the shortcut. What should i do?
I even copied the shortcut to the 'All Apps' folder and appeared on the left to the up and down app list but i can't
drag to start screen as tile.

A:Pin msconfig as tile

In the All Apps menu>> Windows administrative tools>> choose System Configuration & right click that.
Or you can do it from Control Panel:

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Not really sure if i should post this here or in a different forum. If this is incorrect it can be moved.

I need a seamless tile made up. I tried to make one but it doesn't seem to like me much. Not my fortay i guess...

I need a faded blue to white. I do not want blue anywhere but on the right column. When I do it it does not come out seamless.

The graphic is what I would like. I tried to use what I posted to make it seamless but it defiantly came out funky.
Any one board and would like to make one for me?
 

A:seamless tile.........

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]Hi, I've just upgraded to windows 10 from 8.1 and have tried to set up my email address but when I open the mail tile it has message NOT YET SYNCED - I don't really know what this means.
Every email address I've tried either says can't get mail or outlook tells me it can't find it.
I've tried everything I can (following lots of info on websites and microsoft's own "help page").
I don't really want to have to open a browser every time I want to look at or send mail.
I want the notification message and the ping!
I'm a bit of a novice so can anyone help me PLEASE.

A:Outlook app (tile)

Hello Eileen and welcome

I'm assuming you are using the new W10 mail app. If you click on its settings (cog icon at bottom left) you can access Manage accounts and select the outlook mail account to reach the box as shown below:


Then you can select Change mailbox sync settings and scroll down to turn on the Email sync.



This is the first thing to check but my apologies if you have already done this.

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Hey guys!
I have a weird problem with my Chrome and I hope someone can help me:
When I first installed Windows 8 there was the IE tile, with lighter blue background and white icon. Then I installed Chrome, at first start I used it as my default browser, mostly in W8 mode, sometimes in desktop mode, but it always had the grey background tile with the Chrome icon. I wanted to make new tiles for my non-metro apps with OblyTile, and because I use IE sometimes I made one for that too, but after that my Chrome tile became a standard non-metro style tile with blue bg and smaller icon, using it first opens the desktop then the metro-mode chrome, and the original IE tile (I kept it from the beginning) reversed to the original, blue bg, white icon style, but Chrome is the default browser.

Can you help me to reverse Chrome to the gray bg tile and make it open the metro-mode without first opening the desktop?

Thanks in advance!

A:Chrome tile

Why not just try to do an in-place reinstall of Chrome for starters and see what happens?

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I just purchased a new hp portable with windows 8. I have used every version of windows since 95 except for Vista and windows7.  My personal favorite is XP Pro since my system is used 90% for business use and xp is so easy to compartment and navigate.  I know that win8 has be confused but I will succeed.  My first desire is to disable the live tile desktop and use the conventional desktop only.  Is there a way and does this hurt the system

A:tile desktop

I use this from our Tutorials Section.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/start-menu-in-windows-8-with-classic-shell/
 

Windows 8 no longer includes the traditional Start Menu that Windows users have become associated with using..........With this in mind, a free program called Classic Shell has been updated to support the ability to add a Start Menu to Windows 8.
 

 
Good Luck
Roger

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would some one be willing to make this graphic into a seamless tile for me. I keep getting the "to close to edge error" I change it but can't accomplish what I need. Or explain to me what it is I need to do so I can make seamless tiles myself. I tried to follow various tutors but my brain is not functioning....
 

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I opened two internet explorer windows by clicking the shortcuts on the quick launch bar.

I tiled these windows vertically ( windows xp home edition ).

I right clicked on the task bar and clicked on the undo tile option.

This appeared to work - however clicking the internet shortcuts on the quick launch bar on another day produced a window of tile size.

Any attempt to change the the window size permanently fails.

Re- opening the windows from the quick launch bar results in the the original tile size.

Any suggestions please ?

Regards

Flynne
 

A:Cannot undo tile

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What is the best digital clock tile that updates fast and works well

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When I open my mail tile, it does not show my entire inbox? How do I view my entire inbox?

A:Mail Tile

Click on the Inbox and a message below your last email will say "To get messages older than one month, go to settings." and click on it and it will take you to mail settings which will show up on the right side of the screen. There will be a pulldown menu <Download mail from> and select <Anytime>

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I have the Nokia 625 and had a picture on one of the tiles on the start screen (I think that is what it is called) I have had to replace the tile but cannot find out or remember how to place a picture on the tile.

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I've been happily using Deskview.exe for all windows versions up to Windows 7, but for some reason this tool won't work on Win 8 anymore.
Is there anyway to view desktop icons in List view?

A:How to view desktop icons in list view?

Originally Posted by hydeit


Is there anyway to view desktop icons in List view?



Probably not what you're looking for but,
you can list desktop icons in list view using file explorer > desktop

Running File Explorer and clicking the UP arrow until you reach the desktop.
Change view mode to list.

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Don't laugh if there is a sooper simple fix to this, cuz I just can't find it...

As far as setting all of the folders in Explorer to detailed view, that's a piece of cake.

BUT...When I'm in an application and select 'Open', you know that little 'Select File' window that opens up, where you can kinda browse to the file you want to open?
Well in that little window, there's a little drop-down doohickey in the upper-right where you can change the view to detail or list or whatever you want, and of course it changes the view in that little window.
But is there a way to have it default to a certain view?
For now, it always defaults to List view whereas I want my Detail view, dernit!
And Explorer's Folder Options don't seem to have any effect on it.

Any ideas?

Thank ya.
 

A:Detail view, List view, defaults...

No, there is no way I know of to do it. As it controlled by the application being used.
 

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Hey guys.

First of all let me apologize for putting this in the XP forum. I'm tired and frustrated after trying all day to fix this problem so I'm desperate now and figured I'd get a quicker reply here. Also not sure if it's exclusively a problem with my connection/browsers.

Okay so my problem is that out of the blue google chrome stopped viewing pages. I get "Error 102" when I try to view a page. The annoying thing is it appears that Chrome isn't even attempting to load anything it just instantly displays this error. It was working literally 5 minutes before this error first appeared. I was using Firefox at the same time (I have different passwords saved for different sites on different browsers) so I have no idea if viewing something on FF could of caused this.

What I've tried so far:

- Making sure I have "automatically detect settings" enabled in every browser while making sure "use a proxy" is disabled.

- Disabling all anti virus/firewall software and making sure Chrome is a trusted application.

- Uninstalling Chrome and reinstalling it

- Making sure nothing appears to be blocked router wise

- Checking and resetting hosts file

- Releasing and renewing IP

- Make sure SSL and T-something is enabled in browser settings

- Currently running a Malware scan with MalwareBytes but surely any malware would simply change my browsers proxy settings which I've already checked.

I can browse normal pages on Firefox but when I try to view HTTPS s... Read more

A:Only Firefox can view pages but can't view https at all

Would like to add that the Winsock fix hasn't fixed the problem.

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I'm running Windows 8.1 Home edition. How do I make the list view the default view in windows explorer to ALL folders? I actually set this view to all folders. But some folders revert to other views. Is there a fix for this?

A:How Do I Make List View the Default View?

Hello koolx,

You can use the method in the tutorial below to set that folder view to all folders.

Folder View - Set a Default for all Folders in Windows 8

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For example, if I change the view of one folder to "large icons" or to "list" or whatever, then ALL of the folders will have that view. But I want specific folders to have specific view types. How can I accomplish this?

A:If I change the view of one folder, the view of all folders changes?!?

Hello S35,

Is this within a Libray folder?

All Included Folders and subfolders in a library will always share the same folder view. You can have separate Arrange by view settings in each added New folder in the library though.

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Dear all - ok I am a forum virgin so go easy on me. We have a 10 pc'c 6 of which run XP Pro two of which run Win7 and two run Win 8.1. I have set us all up as a workgroup with homegroup disabled on the two win8 pc's. I have set profiles on the win7 and win8 all to have shared file on, discover devices on and in the advanced sharing set up all setting are share file on/password off etc. All is fine except one of the win8 pc's simply will not show any of the other pc's within the workgroup other than the other win8 pc. I have trudged and trudged to see if I can find a solution without success. Any help or comments would be greatly appreciated. Thank You

A:unable to view xp computers in network view on 8.1 pc

Have you tried setting up a different user profile on the Windows 8 machine with the problem?

Try setting up a standard account on the problem machine then see if can see the other machines. This will tell if you the current user profile is corrupted.

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This is something that has puzzled me for ages. I open a directory which has some sub-directories and some stand-alone files. I do view details. The file sizes are displayed, but the folder sizes are not displayed. In order to find a folder that doesn't match size with the source, I have to go through the painfully tedious task of right clicking and selecting properties on each folder. With XP, there was a tool I installed which allowed me to display the folder size, but the tool doesn't work in Windows 7.

Is there a way one can easily view the folder sizes without having to right click and select properties for each individual folder?

A:Help!!! How can I view folder sizes in view details?

Just use:

GetFoldersize - View Disk Usage, Calculate Disk Space

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Hello all. Apologies if this has been asked before, but I searched and didn't find anything. I also searched Google, but everyone who complained of the problem had a different setup from me. I also posted this to Notebook Forum if any of you are there. Anyway, my preferred view for the old My Computer, called just Computer in Win7, is the default "Tiles" view, per the attached file Tiles.jpg which I screenshot off my work computer. But it's not available on my brand new machine. There is no Tiles view available in the dropdown. It has been replaced with an "Extended Tiles" view which is completely useless. I think this may have happened when I tried and failed to install Win8 over 7, but who knows, I just noticed it the other day. The best I can do is a custom "Details" view, per the attached Details.jpg. It has basically the same information about the drives but lacks the other hardware. I know this is not a big problem, but I would like to fix it anyway. All the posters in other forums where this issue arises installed some kind of aftermarket software which modified their folder views. I did install one called Folder Options X which disables full line selection within folders, but I have this installed on both computers so that can't be the culprit. I do not want to reset all my folder views unless absolutely necessary. Any help would be gratefully appreciated. TIA.

A:Tiles view missing from (My) Computer view?

Hello PDSF,

It sounds like something may have gone wrong using the disable full row select if that is the only thing you did that affected folder views.

Usually, it's required to reset folder views back to default to have "Tiles" instead of "Extended Tiles".

Folder View Settings - Reset to Default in Windows 8

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I can easily make my own icons for the tiles, but how would I apply said icons so that it looks like a nativly supported metro app instead of just an old icon?

A:Customize Tile Icons

OblyTiles is what you need.

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Anyone having a similar issue?
I have linked my FB, Linked in accounts to the People Tile - when I click on it it launches the app but as the window opens up - it crashes back to the metro interface?

Any suggestions?

I upgraded from Windows 7. I have done the latest update.

Thanks

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I just recently installed W8. Outlook.com is my only email source. I created a Outlook.com tile but it isn't live and it doesn't look the same and doesn't seem to have all the features that the web based version has. I'm trying to have the web based program on the W8 Start screen so I don't have at it open in a browser. What am I missing here?

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Today i unistalled a program i no longer wanted to use but to tile remained on the start menu and it won't unpin or delete. Any ideas.

A:Program Tile Won't Delete

It'll probably disappear on it's own after a couple of reboots.
The Windows 10 OS is still very VERY buggy and can't be relied on for stability or ease of function.

Have you tried this?
File Explorer History - Clear in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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Hey guys,

Are there any apps that provide a battery status as a live tile and in the taskbar? The only app I could find so far is batter bar however, in my opinion, it looks quite ugly.

Thank you for your help.

A:Battery Tile and Taskbar App

Go to the Windows Store and type battery status. You will find a number of them there.

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I right click on the .exe file in the file manager and select Pin to Start Menu. The Tile appears and works. However, the next time I log on that tile has disappeared. Any ideas on what's happening?

A:Tile missing on every logon

What is the executable you are trying to pin?

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Hi, i was wondering if there was any way I could get a battery tile?

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for about a week my mail tile has received no email, but I can send. I have to log into my hotmail account to see new emails, what has happened
JB

A:mail tile not updating

and no one seems to have this problem but what options do I have, as I have to log in to my account each time I want to check my emails

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My computer slowed down...a ton lately, and it is tossing up random tiled-pictures when I try to click on links, or address bar, etc. I do not think I have a virus, I have ran lots of scans. I would like to know if anyone else has had this issue...the pictures flash so fast, I can not screen shot it. But it seems to be pictures from websites, not my photos saved on comp. Also, when I type it is just freezing and I have to "wait" for comp to catch up. thanks for any advise

A:tile pics, slow pc

Right after I made this post, I went to click n a new link and it did it again, but I got the screenshot this time. It looks like two different pics both from websites I visited earlier. I added a photo with the picture random photo to imageshack http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/11/randomtilephoto.jpg/

I am not sure which link i need to show on forums so trying both links I THINK are best to use for here. sorry if it is wrong ones, but hope you can see it. <a target='_blank' href='http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/11/randomtilephoto.jpg/'><img src='http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/9607/randomtilephoto.th.jpg' border='0'/></a>

Uploaded with <a target='_blank' href='http://imageshack.us'>ImageShack.us</a>

Also, my firefox went out again when i was trying to post this, it popped the picture up again and stopped responding again.

BTW, this has been happening for about 3 weeks now. I thought I had a virus or one of my updates did not work. I first had trouble with google chrome (it was not responding saying i had "adobe" issues. So I changed to firefox, it did great for a few days..then it started this random photo bombing issue.

Thanks again

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I have a thumb drive that I regularly plug in and out of the front of my tower using the same USB port. The drive has an assigned letter.

Plugging it in is no problem. It is detected fine and I have AutoPlay set to do nothing. I do not desire to use the AutoRun/AutoPlay on the desktop taskbar to unplug it. Is there anyway I can create a tile on the Start Screen to do so? I would imagine I have to pin some executable there?

A:AutoRun/AutoPlay tile

Hey Tony,

Are you referring to Safely Remove Hardware? If so, you could "Pin to Start" the shortcut below for it, but it'll still open to your desktop though.
Safely Remove Hardware Shortcut - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums
If you have write caching disable on the USB drive (should be by default), then you should be able to just disconnect it when you like without having to use the above as long as you are not in the middle of saving anything to it.

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Hokey Smokes, Folks, I clicked on the tile for Windows Store, and it has a variety of free game and other free apps.

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New install on Asus transformer.
Full screen start is permanent. Clicking start button makes no difference. Button goes grey when I hover, black when I press, and there is no change to any other aspect of the display.
I have gone to personalise and set 'Use Start Full Screen' to both On and Off. Makes no difference to anything.
Veeeeery frustrated as I do not do tiles!
I have googled for hours and tried changing everything I can find referred to.
It is an upgrade to win 8 that came with the system.
Wondering if the install is corrupted.

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Trying to resize some of my tiles on the Windows 10 start menu. I have added Outlook 2016 and want to set it to Wide but the only options are Small & Medium.

How do I get all the options on the resize?

A:Tile Size limited

Size options are limited to certain Apps only, default Apps all can be resized to 4 different sizes but the ones we add to Start only have two options.
EDIT: Have a look at this tutorial:Tiles - Resize on Windows 10 Start Menu - Windows 10 Forums

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All of a sudden I can not get the Tile Windows function to work.
I clik in Taskbar, clik tile Vertically, screen jumps and nothing happens, but there then is the Undo Tile option. Same for Horizontal, Cascade. Was working for me yesterday. Wot happened?
 

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Hello all
I have the default Microsoft music app installed (and lovin it), but its live tile is just too dull->

Isnt there any way to customize it a little (like make it show artwork on live tile)?
Or please tell me some free alternate music app that has a good looking live tile
tnx

A:Customizing music app tile

I use the Groove Smart Music Player app, that one does add a cover art photo to the live tile.
Take a look in the store and try some of your own I would suggest ;-)

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Recently I have been unable to access my hotmail email account from the tiles. When I left click it does not respond but when I right click I have options that do not involve seeing my emails.

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I already know how to change the tile size for stuff like the store, internet explorer, etc. But for unofficial apps like Firefox, how would I do it? There has to be a program out there that can do this...

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Hi,

How many photos does the photo tile app allow on the start screen? I'm asking this as I'm finding no matter how many photos I import the app only displays 5 or 6 photos, is this all it displays?

If not, is there a work around for it?

Thanks for any help

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When I select the money tile I get "service is currently not available please try later" . Any suggestions on what is wrong. It was working fine and all of a sudden a few days ago it quit working.

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I would like to assign image files to a few of the Start Screen Tiles. Su far, I am only able to do so with the Photos tile. Is it possible to assign images to others?

A:Change Tile Image

Hello jds4000. Welcome to the Eight Forums.
There are a couple of programs in the Store that you can use to customize tiles. - not free -

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If a windows 8 compatible app does not have a metro design. Is the app allowed to have a tile?

A:no metro design but can the app have a tile?

Hi, seasonss, welcome to the Eight Forums!

Yep, see here:

windows 8 install on older laptop

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I've unistall the email app, How can I turn it into a metro tile?

A:How can I turn it into a metro tile?

Hello Asus,

I'm not sure what you are wanting. Could you post back with more details?

If you uninstalled the "Mail" app, then it will no longer be on the Apps screen since it's been uninstalled. Where you wanting to restore the Mail app?

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Looks like I have found another forum to read while at work

I have set things up and added a hotmail account and things worked fine even though the hotmail screen seemed to lack in inforamtion as in win 7

So tried to connect to Outlook .com with no success (my lack of ability) maybe now I have lost the mail tile somehow and cannot find a way to restore it

When I restore it can someone help me to use outlook.com with the tiles ...............................Please
Not sure about win 8 at the mo
Steve

A:Lost my Mail Tile

click charms, search, apps, mail or right click on start screen to bring up all apps, locate mail and pin to start screen

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Hello windows 8 forum,

I'm wandering if I can find its folder directory. After I followed similar tutorial with the hope is there but quite disappointed. There no games tile associated with other tiles there. Can you tell me where I can find it? Thank you.

A:Games Tile is missing

Hello Botard,

Double check to see if the Games app is on your Apps screen.

If so, then you could just "Pin to Start" it.

If not, then you should be able to reinstall the "Xbox Games" back from "Your apps" in the Store.
Apps - Install Metro Apps from Windows 8 Store
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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If you want the IE tile in Start to always open the desktop version of IE 10, then you have to make the 2 settings shown in the picture. You get there from Internet Options > Programs tab. Then do not forget 'Apply'.

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Hello, I thought that with Windows 8.1 the Netflix app would be updated with Live Tile and all that good stuff, but so far, I only noticed that it supports the new big tile format, but it is useless when it doesn't have a live tile

I am asking about this, because I did saw a video with the Netflix app having a working live tile (It was some Microsoft employee video). Could it be in the works with an update to come? What do you think? Would you like to have a live tile for Netflix?

Thanks in advance!

A:Netflix App: Live Tile?

Doesn't your Netflix tile show your recent usage in a live tile?

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Hi,
I'm using Windows 10 Pro and can't unpin a tile from Start..
someone please??!

A:Can't unpin a tile from Start

Originally Posted by Orel123


Hi,
I'm using Windows 10 Pro and can't unpin a tile from Start..
someone please??!



Hi @Orel123, welcome to tenforums.com!
Try opening the Task Manager, (right click Start and choose Task Manager), scrolling all the way down to Windows Explorer, right click and choose Restart.

If that doesn't work, the Tile in question may not have cached properly;
right click on Start, choose Run, type shell:appsfolder, press Enter, look for the application in question in that folder, right click it and choose Unpin from Start.

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I've just done a bit of housekeeping and I seem to have lost the Tile Picture for Google Chrome. It appears when I chose 'all apps' but if I unpin and then re-pin it to start menu it just appears as a black tile.

Anybody have any ideas how I can get it back?

A:Lost Tile picture

Hello Skewett,

You might see if reinstalling Google Chrome may be able to fix it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I am missing the Skype tile.

I installed first the Metro version, then unistalled it and installed the desktop one, but the tile is missing and I only have the desktop icon. When I right click the desktop icon looking for "pin to Start Menu" it is not there. I don't know why, because it is there for any other icon/program, but not for Skype.

Any clue?

A:I am missing the Skype tile.

Go on the start screen and search for Skype. The Skype for desktop app in the app list should come up. Right click it and then pin to start should be on the bottom of the screen.

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Having trouble with Live Tiles. I'm trying to open up Live News and weather tiles. I am able to open the start menu and see that they are updating with appropriate weather and top stories. When I try to open up the tile however, I am greeted by "An error occurred. Try Refreshing" but to no avail does it solve the issue.

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hullo guys...am a new member and i need help...am not a techy person yet.
everytime i open my laptop the windows tile cascades a hundred times. what do i do? HELP PLEAAAASE!?

A hapless helpless techy wannabe

redmom
 

A:windows tile cascades

What are the windows that are opening...a program, a file folder, something else?
 

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How do I tile images in paint, or view, say, 4 images at a time?

A:How do I tile images in Paint?

Originally Posted by gogreen


How do I tile images in paint, or view, say, 4 images at a time?



In Paint that is not possible. You can only open one image (file) in one session.

You can import an image to be pasted to another image using Paste from feature:

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Is there a way to nest or embed Metro tiles so they act like folders? For example, Microsoft Office deposits at least eight tiles on my Start Screen. I rarely use any but Word and Excel, so I would like simply a generic "MS Office" tile that, when clicked, gives me all of the Office tiles.

I know I can make a folder from a bunch of shortcuts and then pin that folder to the Start Screen, but I'm looking for something that stays within the realm of Metro Tiles.

A:Metro Tile Nesting?

Originally Posted by patrickd314


I'm looking for something that stays within the realm of Metro Tiles.



http://www.eightforums.com/general-d...tart-menu.html

This is probably not what you had in mind, but this is Windows 8.

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