Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I love the new start menu of Windows 8 but I would like to be able to organize my icons into sections. How do I organize my app icons in Windows 8?

share|improve this question
up vote 13 down vote accepted

It's actually pretty easy. Groups are created by dragging an icon in between two other groups (drag up to start the move on tablets):

enter image description here

Simply organize your icons into the groups that you want. If you're looking to make the icons smaller you can do that by right-clicking (press and hold or swipe down on tablets) on the icon and select Smaller:

enter image description here

Finally to name groups you have to zoom out (Ctrl+Scroll or Pinch Zoom) and then right click (swiping down) on the group and Select "Name Group":

enter image description here

There you have it! A quick and easy way to organize your apps on the "Modern UI".

share|improve this answer
You can also click the - button in the bottom right to zoom out :) – Graham Wager Oct 24 '12 at 16:03

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.