Home and Learn: Windows 10 Tutorials
Half of the Windows 10 start menu is taken up with tiles. Some of these are static tiles, and some are live. The live tiles can tell you things like the weather, the news, or even give you posts from your Twitter account.
If there's a program you use a lot, you might want to add it to the Start Menu as a Tile. To do this, right click a program from the middle section. In the image below, we want Notepad as a Tile, so we've right-clicked it:
Once you right-click an item, you'll see a menu appear:
Select "Pin to Start" from the menu. The program then appears as a Tile on the Start menu:
To launch this program, we can now just click its Tile on the Start Menu.
To remove a Tile from the menu, right click the Tile. From the menu that appears, select Unpin from Start:
The Tile will then be removed from the Start Menu.
You can rearrange your Tiles. To do so, Click on a Tile with your left mouse button and hold the button down. Drag the Tile to a new location on the menu, and then let go of the left mouse button. In the image below, we are dragging the Notepad tile up to complete the square:
A set of tiles that you have moved to the Start menu can be given a name. Move your mouse to the top of the group:
You'll then see a heading appear:
Click where it says Name Group to see a text box:
Then type anything you like as a name:
Press the enter key to complete the new name:
Some of the Live Tiles can be annoying. You can switch them off, though. For example, if you don't want the News Live Tile updating all the time, right click it to see a menu. From the menu, select More. From the More submenu, select Turn live tile off:
If you want to turn it back on, right-click the tile again. Select More > Turn live tile on.
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