Win8-start-screen meaning

The Windows 8 Start screen is a table of contents to the apps (programs), folders and contacts you use often. All items appear as "live tiles," which means they can display changing information from the applications in real time such as stock quotes or the weather. Sometimes they just cycle through images to entertain you. See live tiles, Win8 abc's, Win8 Apps screen, Win8 mouse tips and Win8 touch tips.Retrieving the Start ScreenWindows 8 boots into the Start screen, and you can retrieve it again as follows.KeyboardPress Windows key (see Windows key).MousePoint to lower left corner of screen and click.TouchFrom the right edge of the screen, swipe left.Launching (Running) an AppYou can launch an application multiple ways:KeyboardType the app's name in the Start screen.MouseClick a tile in the Start screen or an iconin the Apps screen. orDisplay the Charms bar and select Search/Apps.TouchTap a tile in the Start screen or an iconin the Apps screen. orDisplay the Charms bar and select Search/Apps.Resize and Rearrange the TilesTile size may be adjustable by right clicking the tile or swiping straight down to display the menu. If the tile is adjustable, a Smaller or Larger option is displayed.To relocate a tile on the Start screen, click or swipe straight down and drag it to a different location.Pinning an App to the Start ScreenYou can turn any icon in the Apps screen into a tile on the Start screen. Right click (or swipe down) the icon in the Apps screen and click Pin to Start from the menu that appears.Pinning a Folder to the Start ScreenIn Explorer, right click (or tap and hold) the folder icon and click (or tap) Pin to Start. See Win Explorer.Remove a Tile and Uninstall an AppTo remove a tile from the Start screen, right click (or swipe down) the tile and click Unpin from Start. To uninstall an application, go to the Apps screen and right click (or swipe down) the icon and click Uninstall. See Win8 abc's.
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