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Windows 8 Five Minutes at a Time by Lance Whitney

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Creating and Naming Groups of Apps

The Start screen can easily become cluttered with dozens of tiles for all the applications you run in Windows 8. For every application you install — Windows 8 apps and desktop apps — one or sometimes several tiles are populated in the Start screen. The more apps that you install, the more cluttered your Start screen becomes, and the more difficult it becomes to find the tiles for specific apps. You cannot change the behavior of the Start screen. But you can organize all of your tiles into groups and give each group a name. This task covers how to organize and name your group tiles.

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1 Drag first tile: Drag a tile to the right or left of its current group until you see a transparent vertical bar. Drop the tile, and you will see a space between it and its former group.

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2 Drag more tiles: Select additional tiles that you want to add to your new group. Drag and drop them next to the original tile.

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3 Drag tiles into other groups: Drag and drop other tiles into their own separate groups using the same process. For example, you can organize tiles for websites ...

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