Windows 8 - Naming Tile Groups

AceInfinity

Senior Member
Microsoft MVP
#1
Here's a brief tutorial on something which I think is a very useful feature in the tileview/start menu area of Windows 8. And unfortunately, most people do not know about it!



By the end of this tutorial, hopefully you will be able to achieve what is seen in this result image:



See the names above each collection of tiles in the tileview? You can customize these to your own liking!

This was an example for what my tiles look like on my own machine.

When scrolling side to side through the tileview, you'll notice horizontal scrollbar appears, and if you look to the very right side of the scrollbar at the bottom, a little tiny button with a "-" symbol in the middle.



Click that, and you'll get this:



Although yours probably will not have names like in this example, as i've already named mine.

Next thing to do would be to RIGHT CLICK on a specific group of tiles that you want to name.

You should see a small input box pop up in the bottom left, to which you will type in the name you want to name that group and click the "Name" button to apply the changes.



You've just named a tilegroup! :)

You'll be able to see the tilegroup names whenever you open the tileview interface so you have an idea of the kinds of applications or shortcuts you're looking at.
 


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#2
Very nice tutorial AceInfinity, only problem with mine, is when clicking the "-" symbol, just minimizes the whole Start Screen.
Obviously I've missed something here.

Don
 


AceInfinity

Senior Member
Microsoft MVP
#4
Very nice tutorial AceInfinity, only problem with mine, is when clicking the "-" symbol, just minimizes the whole Start Screen.
Obviously I've missed something here.

Don
It gets minimized so that you can choose the group you want to navigate to, or in this case rename. Right click on the collection of tiles that you want to name and you'll see on the bottom blue bar, a renaming option :)
 


kemical

Windows Forum Admin
Staff member
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Microsoft MVP
#5
That is exactly where you can rename, Don. (In the minimised screen.)

I did a post on this way back :

http://windows8forums.com/windows-8-tutorials-training/12204-get-like-windows-8-a.html#post16021
I think we've all had a go Dave at some point:

http://windows8forums.com/windows-8-tutorials-training/8649-pictorial-guide-creating-start-menu.html

Cool tutorial non the less..
 


davehc

Essential Member
Premium Supporter
#6
Can you not pin yours, Ross. With those pictures, it is a nice one. It will stop the subject from being repeated in posts.
 


kemical

Windows Forum Admin
Staff member
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Microsoft MVP
#7
Can you not pin yours, Ross. With those pictures, it is a nice one. It will stop the subject from being repeated in posts.
I think it is Dave, I'll check anyway..
 


#8
Very nice it took me a while to figure out how to name grouped tiles with a help of a tutorial from another site.
 


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