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Games Tile is missing

Q: Games Tile is missing

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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Hi Everyone,

The tile for "Games" is acting like it's displaying info when it's not. It's been doing this for two weeks. Here's a screenshot:

It starting displaying correctly yesterday but in under thirty seconds it went back to displaying nothing. I'm running Windows 8.1 Pro. Has anyone had this before?

A:Games Tile Acting Weird

Hey SPS828,

Hope all is well,

Having a read through this tutorial might help you (not all of it will be relevant):

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

Cheers,
Harry

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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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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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My Internet Explorer Tile has stopped working and is now missing.

I did not install any other Internet Browsers.

I did try to add a second Internet Explorer tile that opens the regular Internet Explorer. That didn't work and now the normal tile is gone.

When in the Start Screen, typing "Internet" BRINGS UP NOTHING. So that method of bringing it back does not work.

A:Missing Internet Explorer Tile

Go to desktop IE, make it your default browser, reboot.

Default Programs - Set Your Default Programs in Windows 8

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My desktop app is not functioning correctly. The tile has vanished from the start menu and search, the shortcut button in my program data is still there, but does not work, and it does not show up as an app in the side bar thingy, it was fine yesterday and nothing has changed since then, it vanished while i was in the middle of using it, can someone help me please? Here is a video of how it is misbehaving

I had the same error in the original windows 8 but it seemed to sort itself out eventually, can you guys please help me fix it?

A:Desktop Tile Missing and malfunctioning

Hello Boi, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Since this has just happened, you might see if doing a system restore using a restore point dated before this started may be able to undo and fix this for you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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My brother in law has somehow deleted the Desktop tile on the start screen. How can I restore it?

A:Desktop tile Missing from start sceen

Hey Brian,

This should restore it for you.

Desktop - Restore Missing Tile on Windows 8 Start Screen

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On T460s, a clean installed Windows 10 64-bit has loaded all the Lenovo drivers. The audio driver works fine, and the Dobly feature can be turned on/off from Control Panel -> Sound. However, the Dobly settings are missing from the Lenovo Settings App. All other tiles are there and work fine.  I recall a Dobly Tile in Lenovo Settings App from T440s and Windows 8.1. 

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Okay, so I don't have this problem anymore. Well, last night, I had noticed that there was no desktop tile and if I typed "desktop" on the start screen there was no app for it Also, "Change PC Settings" wasn't starting. My guess is that it did that because I had a really hard time uninstalling a program so I had to try going by means of registry editing. So I ended up refreshing my computer (from the installation disc since PC settings wasn't working ) Now everything is back to normal. So all I want to know is how I can prevent this from happening again.

Thank you,

~shadowboy1795

A:Desktop tile missing and can't find it in All Apps

Hi there. I always use and advise to run SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8 at least three times before attempting other means.

Is restore points configured on? I believe that is off by default.

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I have used easeus partition manager. I think this has disabled some options. I have 5 OEM partitions on harddisk. Now what should I do?

A:Missing troubleshoot tile in advanced startup

At your own risk, flash your bios with the latest Bios update, or the same one you are using now. I know this sounds a little weird, but yesterday I had issues after a dumb attempt at refreshing my install, and I couldn't reboot due to start up, I couldn't restore an image. So I took a punt and flashed the Bios with the same bios that was installed and it fixed the issue.

Flashing a BIOS can have risks associated. Please only attempt this if you know what you are doing. First possibly just reset BIOS to defaults and see if it makes a difference.

Its worth a try.

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Hey all

I successfully got the Win8 90-day trial installed about 4 days ago, and everything's been working great. There have been no crashes or performance problems, and my hardware and software works fine.

However, today I ran into an odd problem. Somehow, the Desktop tile on my Start screen disappeared. I don't know how this happened, and I can't seem to get it back.

I have tried searching for Desktop and all that comes up is Remote Desktop Connection, and nothing else in Settings or Files. I can't find the tile anywhere.

I know there are other ways to get back to the desktop, I'd just like the tile back.

Anyone have ideas? Thanks for the help !

p.s. sorry if this is in the wrong section, didn't know where to put it.

A:Desktop tile missing from Start screen

I'd like to know this too. Almost all of the tiles for classic apps have disappeared from the start screen and the equivalent icons on the desktop and the applications e.g. office have dissappeared from the 'all apps' and search so there appears no way of launching them. All the applications still appear in the program list in control panel. Oddly enough I have three application for classic desktop left on the start screen.

These all disappeared when I did a scroll on the mouse in the start screen, one second thirty or so tiles, next second about a dozen left.

Normally I'd run a system restore for a problem like this but I have only just installed everything and there are no restore points, very surprising considering that there have been quite few updates from MS.

Thanks in advance, George

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Hello
I installed Office 2013 two weeks ago. The setup automatically pinned Office apps on my start menu. But after couple of days, the icons from some of the office apps automatically got erased from the tiles and now it looks so ugly. I tried re-pinning apps on start menu but it didn't work. I also tried sfc /scannow but it was in vein.
Does anybody know how to fix it and get the icons back on the tiles?
Thanks in advance!

A:'Office 2013' tile's icon missing in Windows 8.1

Most likely a quirk of 8.1.x that has not been found yet. Majority are using Desktop mode, so they never notice these issues. I would submit a ticket to MS, showing the issue. You will have to also show that all programs are installed and able to run (Screen print of Event log showing where you ran the program, then stopped it.

The engineers would tell you exact information to look into why they screwed up.

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Hello pals, recently as I was multitasking on my HP W8 Pro I found my Metro UI had been corrupted or I might have done some CCleaner corruption ...
Any help?

A:Metro UI missing SOME tile icons and ALL ICONīS TEXT! HELP

Hello Amoled,

You could see if doing a system restore using a restore point dated before this happened may help.

Hope this helps.

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I have had this issue for a while and was wondering if anyone knows of a way to restore these. The Cortana Live Tile and Cortana entry in the All Apps section are both missing so I cannot re-add the Live Tile back. Any help on this would be appreciated.

A:Cortana missing Live Tile and from All Apps section

Hi, try Windows key + S. Does Cortana appear and is it functional?

If not, check Location is on in the Action centre and the geolocation service is running.
Solved Re-installing Cortana - Windows 10 Forums
(See post #4)

To restore the tile and shortcut you may need to do an in-place upgrade repair install (see the Tutorial section where you can find instructions).

- do not try Powershell commands- the typical ones to repair apps haven't worked since build 10540.

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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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My games icons (chess, majong, etc) are present, but when I click to open, the game doesn't start. Instead, windows explorer opens to my "saved games" section even though I don't have any saved games.

A:Missing games

Originally Posted by optimusdad65


My games icons (chess, majong, etc) are present, but when I click to open, the game doesn't start. Instead, windows explorer opens to my "saved games" section even though I don't have any saved games.



optimus

Hi and welcome

Could we get some more info about your system, and what service pack you have installed

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The pre-loaded games on my Gateway laptop (Vista) don't show in the games folder. I went into control panel and found where they are all listed. They are all checked but do not show up in games folder. Help.

A:Vista Games are missing

Welcome
This may help
Install a game in the Games folder

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All of a sudden all of the games that came with the cmptr (XP) has gone missing. the file simply reads "empty." They weren't anything special, just the original ( spades, hearts, free cell, solitaire). I don't know what happened. I'm worried that I have some kind of virus, but I scan everything and nothing shows up
 

A:Solved: games gone missing

Try System Restore to an earlier date and see if they show up

Restore PC to an Earlier Date & Time

Go Start>>All Programs>>Accessories>>System Tools>>System Restore
Click in the radio button Restore My Computer to An Earlier Time
Click Next
Pick a Date in Dark Blue only (pick a date to before you installed All-In-One)
Click Next
Then Next again.
This should restore the PC to that time & date

It will update and restart
 

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I recently reinstalled Vista Home Premuim on to my Laptop after a crash. But the games folder is missing. It normally contains soiltair, inkball, hearts etc.

It's not installed on the machine, I have copied the Microsoft Games folder from Program files of another vista machine. But the games wont run, how can I go about installing them?

The Games option is missing from the features.

Many Thanks

Dave

A:Vista Games Missing

From your other thread: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...06&hl=games

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I know you probably have seen a bunch of these but the search function isn't working for me.

It is for a friend of mine but he has tried searching for the games (solitaire, minesweeper, etc.) and they are gone. I told him to go threw add/remove programs but he gets an error saying that the files are missing from the windows XP disk.

He then tried to reinstall windows but when he was doing that some errors came up about missing files which he skipped until it eventually installed windows. Everything seems to be working fine except he can't verify his windows and he only has a certain amount of time left to verify his version.

Any thoughts?

A:[SOLVED] XP games missing

control panel, add/remove programs, add/remove windows components.
under accessories and utilities (click and click details) is games checked?

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I've been playing the games already installed, Chess, Free Cell, Spider Solitare etc for 6 wks now and the other day I went to play and none of them open, its like they aren't there. Any ideas on what happened and how to get them back???????

A:Games with Vista System-Missing

Hello Susan, and welcome to Vista Forums.

This usually happens when the XP method of removing or changing the shortcut arrow is used in Vista. If this is what you believed happened, then you can use this tutorial to fix the problem.

Game Shortcut Links in Games Explorer Do Not Work


Afterwards, you can use this tutorial to safely remove or change the shortcut arrow overlay icon in Vista if you wanted to.

Shortcut Arrow

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Just reinstalled Windows Vista Home premium which came with the Laptop.
The basic games, like solitaire seem to be missing??

I've had a look on forums but not really any solutions.

I've been to control panel > programs & features > turn windows features on or off - but it's not listed there.

I've looked in Program files and it doesn't appear to be installed.

Is there a download or addon?

A:Vista Games Missing From Install

First, click on the Start button and type "solitaire" (without the quotes) and press Enter. Does the Solitaire program launch? If so, then you're missing the shortcuts for the games folder - rather than the games themselves.

What's the make and model of your laptop? What restore disks did it come with, and did you make any restore disks when you first got it? Some laptops come with only an Operating System restore disk and they ask you to make an Applications & Drivers disk when you first start the computer (and some manufacturer's customize the Games menu).

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I seem to be missing textures or objects in games. I have the latest drivers for my video card, chipset and directx9. I?ve set the nVidia settings in as many different combinations I can think of i.e.- antialiasing & anisotropic from application controlled to 2 or 4, quality, performance vs. quality blah blah blah. Checked agp mode and aperture settings in bios.Specifically, in 007 nightfire any backgrounds like snow or clouds kind of stay on the screen and smear or leave ?trails?. If I?m in a room there?s usually no problem except my gun disappearing from my hands occasionally.With Madden 2005 it plays perfectly with no jitter even at highest settings, my kick meter shows up, but the directional/altitude meter is non-existent. Also, between plays sometimes there are visible players on the bench with a clipboard hovering in the air in their faces I suspect is supposed to have a screaming coach attached to it.In Halo (first one) the environment is there, but there?s no characters at all. I can see laser shots, but not the persons shooting them.In Simpsons Hit and Run it?s totally crazy looking, occasional plants and sidewalk squares, no characters can see car.I ran directx troubleshooter with no problems, box spun around and all.Can some one PLEASE tell me what is causing this? Could I have some kind of Windows conflict/problem causing this? I realize I don?t have some badass gaming computer, but it exceeds min. requirements on these games and I have seen ... Read more

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Reinstalled Windows Vista Home premium which came with the Laptop.

The basic games, like solitaire are missing?

I've had a look on forums but not really any solutions.
I've been to control panel > programs & features > turn windows features on or off - but it's not listed there.

I've looked in Program files and it doesn't appear to be installed.

Is there a download or add on?
 

A:Vista Games Missing from Install

I dont have the games as well, but I accidentally deleted them in the program files instead. I've looked all over the internet for downloads but I couldn't find any.
 

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Ok, I have put many games on my computer. I bought two today and all of a sudden I get an error message on Vista saying I am missing this file: MSVCR80.dll Now what? cant find info anywhere on this and which means I can't play my new pc games. HELP!!?
 

A:PC games missing MSVCR80.dll fille

Hi

Do you know where your missing file should be? Either way, if you google in MSVCR80.dll for vista and download the file, then put it in the computer, everything should be fine. Either that or since it sounds like a system file, you will have to reinstall vista.
 

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I just built a new gaming rig and did a clean install of windows 7 service pack 1, I have about 4 games installed so far that I wanted to test the thing out to see how they looked. I am sure this is probably frowned upon but I torrented these games to see how my computer would handle them before I went ahead and bought them, I didnt want to shell out the money for a new game only for it to not run well and be out of the cash. But the problem I have been facing is that after installing them (Far Cry 4, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Farm Simulator 15, Latest version of the Forest alpha), I get tons of missing DLL errors, such as missing msvcr100.dll, msvcp100.dll, d3dx9_43.dll, d3dcompilter_43.dll, and I downloaded the DLLs individually and put them in the game file locations and was able to get past the dll errors but each and every one of the games crashes as it is launched, most before they even show any indication of starting up.

I have the latest video card drivers for my graphics card, or atleast the drivers that were included on the install disk that came with it. I do not believe it is errors resulting from the fact that they are torrented games, I have tested farm simulator and far cry 4 (the same torrent packages) on my toshiba laptop running windows 8.1 I bought off Newegg, they run (horribly) but they still run.

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A:Tons of missing DLLs/All games crashing?

I would do another clean install of Windows 7 SP1 and stay away from the torrents.

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I use an HP Pavilion zv5000 laptop. The games file (the one that comes with Windows) all of a sudden dissapeared. When I click Start/All programs/ games, it shows me that it is empty!
I use AVG antivirus, Ad-Aware,Spyware doctor. Always update.
I checked microsoft's web site in order to download these card games. I did not see any information. I have the original laptop cd's. I couldn't figure out how to install from recovery cd's.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.
 

A:Solved: Missing Windows Games File

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Some years ago, I downloaded a series of computer games for the blind from gamesfortheblind.com. These games worked with screen-reading software Jaws for Windows and Window Eyes. The games no longer work. When I click on the games file, I get the error message:-
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A version of Visual Basic was required for operation, but this is no longer there. I tried downloading Visual Basic files from Microsoft, but they do not solve the problem. My computer has XP Home, but had Windows 98 when I downloaded the program. These particular games are no longer available at the website. Any ideas as to how I can get these games working?
 

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A little while ago malware accidentally downloaded onto my computer. I sent my computer to an IT person to get it fixed and i don't know whats happened by now when i try to run messenger and other windows live programs, games and even open regular files i get a compatibility application message and says i can't run these things as i am missing a codec. I don't know what to do about this and googling the issue hasn't helped :(

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None of the games on my MSN Messenger works,

Two pop-ups come out that say that those two objects have unknown publishers and then it goes to a screen that says missing activex objects.
 

A:Help playing MSN Messenger Games (Missing ActiveX Objects)

Is it asking you wheter to Accept the ActiveX or something like that? because you must accept the ActiveX confirmation even if the publishers are unknown, but I think that's too dangerous, so it's up to you.
 

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The title explains it, I did the free upgrade from Windows 8.1 to 10 & all the above apps are nowhere to be found. Not on the alphabetical list or within the Start tiles. I have done searches on this site & on Google, but no luck. Any suggestions please, before I despair & go back to 8.1.

A:Missing apps: Store, People, Photos, Games & Camera on upgrading to 10

There should be a listing for All Apps at the bottom of the List below File Explorer, and Power.

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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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....
 

A:seamless tile

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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]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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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I've been reading on how to set color of the metro tiles. Curious question:
How does one create a custom tile for their application?

All the metro apps have cool tiles. When I create one visual studio 11, all I get is the standard black box with the star and the app title.

Anyone know how these app developers get the cool looking tiles with graphics, wording and stuff?

A:Metro tile maddness

That is something I would like to know too. Maybe somebody knows.

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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 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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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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Should Windows end its live tile? I've recently got rid of them - so to speak. They're still on the screen but not visible. I've just got the icon's for each app I use. The screen looks clean and light and seems to react a bit quicker. Anyway having done so I realised its just not necessary to have those floating tiles - more Window(s) dressing than practical. What do other users think?

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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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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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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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IE 11  will not open from the start screen in the apps. So , I can not see my frequents  or see the star to click to my favorites. From start screen, can only open IE in desktop, but does not show place to "search" in the middle
of the screen, but at the very top in a smaller search space. Below is a larger search space for BING.  I can use IE 11 in the desktop. I am using Windows 8. Main problem is that I can not get to the App view. I did take out the Skype a few days ago that
came with Window 8. Have set a time about 6 hours from now to download Windows 10. I had tried earlier today, but would not work. Program said other updates were being entered, and could not do both at same time. I am planning to download the latest Skype
in a few days.

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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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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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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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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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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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Do you know of an easy way to change the colour of the User Tile border?

A:User Tile Border

I take it you mean on the login screen? I've wanted to change that for so long, but it's picky with the transparency and such. I guess you'd need to find a way to patch authui.dll, and then reshack it. If only I knew of a good patch or hex edit or something.

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

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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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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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I use Windows 8.1 on my Surface Pro 3 and my desktop. Both are x64 Pro and logged in with the same windows live ID. Occasionally the desktop tile will move on its own on both systems. I have never moved the tile from the bottom left corner myself but it occasionally will move itself to higher in the column or into the next row.
Does anyone know why this is happening and how to prevent it from continuing.

Thanks.

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Does anyone know how to remove this hideous orange/black tile from my start screen?

A:Switch Apps Tile

Nevermind

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So I understand that the photo app gets my photos from my picture library and then just randomly scrolls through them, however there is a specific folder of photo that I don't want to be shown. Is there a way to make it so it doesn't show that folder when flicking through the various photo I have or do I have to move the folder to another location?

A:Live photo tile

Take it out of My Pictures (e.g., just put it in your C: User folder--top level--like My Pictures) and give it a non-picture related name (not sure if that's necessary). I have some snips that I don't want to see on my start screen, and that's what I do--use a folder named Snips.

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