Windows 8 Start screen
Scrolling through the Start screen
Customizing your Start screen
Add a tile for almost anything: Windows 8 apps, desktop apps, Web pages, people, and file folders are a few examples.
Add new groups of tiles for similar or frequently used apps, change the order of the groups, and name your groups.
Change the size of the tiles and set them to display updated information about the app.
Change the Start screen background and color.
Pinning apps to your Start screen
You can pin your favorite apps to the Start screen Windows 8 so you can get to them quickly and see updates on their tiles at a glance.
Press and hold or right-click the app you want to pin to Start. You can select more than one app and pin them all at once.
Tap or click Pin to Start. The apps you pinned will appear at the end of your Start screen Windows 8.
Unpinning apps from Start
If you decide you don’t want a tile to be on your Start screen Windows 8 any more, you can unpin it from Start. Unpinning an app is different than uninstalling it—if you unpin an app from your Start screen, the app will still appear when you search for it, and it’ll still be in the Apps view if you need to find it again.
unpin an app from Start
- On the Start screen Windows 8, press and hold or right-click the tile you want to unpin.
You can select more tiles to unpin them all at once. To clear your selections, on the Start screen or in Apps view, tap or click an open space on the screen, or tap or click Customize.
- Tap or click Unpin from Start.
The apps you selected will be removed from your Start screen, but will still appear in Apps view and when you search for them.