Start Screen

Pin File or Folder to Windows 8 Start Screen with Pin to 8

Posted by on August 19, 2013

Pin File or Folder to Windows 8 Start Screen with Pin to 8

The Start Screen in Windows 8 has quite a lot of options like the ability to customize it with different tile size and also change themes and background images etc. One of the options missing in Windows 8 start screen and also the taskbar is the ability to pin any file or folder. If you(…)

How to Enable Desktop Wallpaper on Start Screen in Windows 8.1

Posted by on June 27, 2013

How to Enable Desktop Wallpaper on Start Screen in Windows 8.1

With the release of Windows 8.1, Microsoft has made quite a lot of changes to the Windows 8 version they released back in 2012 October. These updates are based on the user feedback. One of the major change is the availability of start button and also the boot to desktop feature. Apart from this, there(…)

RetroUI brings back the Windows 7 User Experience to Windows 8

Posted by on May 30, 2013

RetroUI brings back the Windows 7 User Experience to Windows 8

When Windows 8 was released, it came with quite a lot of new features including the new start screen, Windows Explorer, Task Manager and more. While it packed with new features, one feature which was missing from Windows 7 was the start button and old start menu. Microsoft has replaced the start menu with the(…)

Change the Size of Start Screen Tiles in Windows 8 with MetroScaler

Posted by on February 14, 2013

Change the Size of Start Screen Tiles in Windows 8 with MetroScaler

With Windows 8, the most important and prominent change is the new metro UI start screen along with tiles for apps. While many users liked the new start screen, it is also one of the most annoying aspect of Windows 8 according to other users. The new start screen has quite a lot of options to(…)

Metro Killer Disables Windows 8 Metro User Interface

Posted by on January 9, 2013

Metro Killer Disables Windows 8 Metro User Interface

Windows 8 comes with major changes in terms of UI like the new start screen with metro UI, new file explorer and also new task manager along with other features. For many uses who have switched from Windows 7 to Windows 8, the new metro UI hasn’t gone well. Many users have complained about the(…)

Set Image Slideshow as Start Screen Background in Windows 8

Posted by on November 24, 2012

Set Image Slideshow as Start Screen Background in Windows 8

The major new feature of Windows 8 is the new start screen with tiled interface and Microsoft has allowed reasonable amount of customization in Windows 8 start screen. But there is no option to change the background wallpaper to custom one, but you can use tools like Decor8 to change the wallpapers. Previously we had(…)

Use Classic Start Menu and Modern Start Screen Together with StartW8

Posted by on November 23, 2012

Use Classic Start Menu and Modern Start Screen Together with StartW8

Windows 8 has one of the main features in the form of new start screen, which has a tiled interface when compared to start menu in previous version of Windows. But many people were used to the old start screen that, it was difficult for them to get used to new start screen in Windows(…)

Pin any File to Windows 8 Start Screen

Posted by on November 23, 2012

Pin any File to Windows 8 Start Screen

While you can pin any application to the new Windows 8 start screen, there is no option to pin a commonly used file. Say for example, if you use a particular file, a document or an excel sheet daily, then it is always better to pin it to start screen so that you can open it(…)

Prevent Applications from Auto Pinning to Start Screen in Windows 8

Posted by on November 19, 2012

Prevent Applications from Auto Pinning to Start Screen in Windows 8

The new start screen in Windows 8 is probably one of the most known feature as well as the most criticised one. Any application you install on Windows 8, be it from Windows store or third party desktop apps, it creates a tile on the new start screen. In this process it makes the start(…)

How to Change the Number of Rows of Tiles in Windows 8 Start Screen

Posted by on November 19, 2012

How to Change the Number of Rows of Tiles in Windows 8 Start Screen

The start screen on Windows 8 is probably the most popular feature and also one of the important one. The start screen features live tiles from apps which shows notifications. The number of rows in the start screen is actually based on the screen resolution and it can vary from 1 to 6. There is(…)