Live Tiles are a feature of the Windows 8 Modern UI, akin to "Widgets" in other graphical environments. They can for example display calendars, weather information or e-mails.

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How to retrieve a photo from Live Tiles in Windows 8?

On the photos app of Windows 8, the live tiles scroll through and there is a picture that is not in my trash can or even in my photos. It scrolls through and I know that it's real because I can see ...
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How to change the default weather provider in Windows 8 Weather Modern UI app?

The Modern UI Weather app in Windows 8/8.1 uses 3 weather forecast providers - WDT, Foreca & AccuWeather. The default is WDT, and its info about the current weather conditions is displayed on the ...
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How can I stop automatic pop-ups of live tiles in Window 8?

I am using windows 8. Kindly someone suggest me how to stop automatic pop-ups of live store tiles. It pop-ups automatically every time which frustrates me, I can't focus on my work, I have to remove ...
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Size of Internet Explorer tile in Windows 8 [duplicate]

While the tutorials say you can customise the size of tiles in Windows 8, this is not possible with the Internet Explorer tile. Because this is the tile I most often use I want it to be large, but the ...
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Windows 8.1 Weather live tile occassionally displays weather for Washington, DC and not my home city until the app is restarted

For some reason, the Weather live tile on the Start screen sometimes displays the weather for Washington, DC instead of the correct New York, despite having set the home location: This issue ...
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Windows 8.1 Store Tile does not display update count

After upgrading one of my laptops with preinstalled Windows 8 to 8.1 in November 2013, I detected that the Store tile on the Start screen has never displayed update count. I do not have a lot of ...
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How to make the Picture Live Tile show more pictures?

I seem to have quite the opposite problem than other users do: my picture live tile keeps showing the same seven or eight pictures, although there are hundreds in the library. Can I affect this? I ...
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How to hide the name of the Windows 8.1 desktop tile?

After customizing my Windows 8.1 start screen with Oblytile, the Desktop tile is the last one remaining with a name. I'd like to change that. Sure I could just create a new tile with Oblytile, but I'd ...
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Do Windows 8 “Live Tiles” actually use a lot of one's monthly broadband data allowance?

Windows 8 Live Tiles are a great way of showing constantly updated information regarding stock prices, weather bulletins etc on the Windows 8 Start Screen. Is it plausible to suggest that they can ...
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Any way to customize tile size in Windows 8? [duplicate]

Any way to set a custom tile size via the registry in Windows 8? Now I don't mean I want to change the tile size of x tile to "small", "medium" or "large". I want to be able to set the exact size of ...
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Rearranging Windows 8 tiles within a group

How do I effectively rearrange Windows 8 tiles within a single group. It seems to behave erratically. If I move a tile to one slot to the left or right, it behaves as expected. However, moving it more ...
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Windows 8 tiles show up blank

Why is this happening and how can I fix it? I tried turning live updates in tiles on and off but that didn't work. Reinstalling apps also didn't work.
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windows 8: How do I check if a tile is a live tile?

Is there some kind of property that I can check to see if the tile on my desktop is a live tile or not? On a related note, I wish to add a tile to display photos I have uploaded to flickr.
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Windows 8 tile scroll counter-intuitive

I can do a 2-finger swipe on my trackpad to scroll the tiles left and right in Windows 8 Modern UI, but every time I do it, it scrolls in the opposite direction I'd expect. Is there a way to reverse ...
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Is there a way to configure Windows 8 start screen to return to a running desktop App rather than launching a new one when I click a tile?

I find myself going back to the home screen naturally rather than going for the ALT TAB. Then if I click the desktop app shortcut tile it takes me back to the desktop and launches a new ...
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How Do I Create a Shutdown Tile on the new Tiled Start Screen (Metro) Interface in Windows 8? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to add a shutdown tile to the start screen? Windows 8 offers a new tiled start screen interface which is new to the Windows OS, it takes quite a bit getting used to ...
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How to create shortcut of a file in Windows 8 Tiles?

In Windows 8, is it possible to create shortcut of a file on the new Start screen with Live Tiles? If so, how is it done?
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Is it possible to put Tiles on the windows 8 desktop?

I like the new tiles in the Windows 8 modern UI. Is there any way to put the live updating tiles on the start screen onto the desktop?
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How can I limit internet bandwidth used by live tile updates? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Change duration of Live update in Metro UI apps Windows 8 I don't want my apps which are not important to me to use much of my internet, For e.g. for my weather app it ...
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How to change live tile size in windows 8? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any way to resize the tiles in MetroUI in Windows 8? I want my live tile sizes to be different according to their importance to me. How can I achieve this?
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Can I create a tile to change my default audio device?

I want to easily switch between speakers and headphones. Is this possible?
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How can I stop the “Photos” Live Tile from showing deleted pictures?

My Photos tile was showing several photos that I took to test my webcam. I deleted them, but the pictures are still showing up on my live tile (even after restarting my computer). How can I prevent ...
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How to completely disable all the live tiles across all the metro apps at once? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I remove Live Tile updates in Windows 8? Is there a method by which I can toggle on and off live updates for all the tiles in windows 8 in case if I want because ...
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Live Tiles on Windows 8 seems to be crashing

I have installed Windows 8 Pro. Everything was going on fine, until today, Live tiles have stopped working. For example, clicking on the "Mail" app doesn't do anything. Other tiles also don't seem to ...
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How can I remove Live Tile updates in Windows 8?

I have a very slow Internet connection and don't want Live Tiles using up my bandwidth for updates. Is there a way to shut them off? I've changed the Show updates for Tiles in the settings but still ...
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Do live tiles continue to update when I'm not looking at the start screen?

If I glance at my start screen, do I need to wait a few seconds for the tiles to show up-to-date information? Or do they continue to update when I'm not looking at the start screen?
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How can I add a heading to different groups of tiles in the Start Screen?

Is there a way to add headings to different groups of tiles in the Windows 8 start screen so that they can be distinguished easily?
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Auto resize Tiles in Windows 8

Instead of manually sizing each tile, It would be interesting to have tiles expand or shrink depending on the usage or number of clicks. Is there by default such an autoresize feature available? Would ...
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Named Group of tiles (Applications) in Windows 8? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I group icons in the Start menu of Windows 8? The tiles in Windows 8 ModernUI are just all on that scrolling page (the new "Start Menu"). Like the old iOS had ...
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Resetting the photos live tile

While working on an answer, I managed to get the photos live tile 'stuck' on a specific photo, which I don't even have on the disk at the moment. How would I reset the live tile to select random ...
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Can I select which folders the Photos live tile chooses from?

The built-in Photos app in Windows 8 has a live tile on the start screen that shows photos from your pictures library. It's a cool little visual, even if it's not particularly useful. The problem is ...
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How do I group icons in the Start menu of Windows 8?

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?
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What can I do to pin Facebook on Windows 8 as a live tile on the Start Screen?

In Windows Phone 7's menu, Facebook is pinned and it shows how many notifications or messages you have – without Facebook being opened. How can I do the same in Windows 8? I pinned it to the menu, ...