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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 several pages, Windows 8 has these third of a page spaces to align the icons/tiles.

But is it possible to make a group/folder of tiles (and maybe even give a group name)? (Like Folders in iOS)

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Yes it is (for groups at least), see here:


It looks to be as simple as clicking and dragging, either from a group to another, or to create a group from a group to a new area / empty space.

You can also re-order groups by zooming out (e.g. hold Ctrl and scrolling the mouse wheel, then clicking and dragging it about.

Naming a group is done by zooming out then right clicking, or swiping downwards to get a dialog box to name it.

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You can also pin folders to the start screen, as per here http://www.howtogeek.com/107451/how-to-pin-apps-or-folders-to-the-metro-start-screen-in-windows-8/

but that will only open it in explorer.

  • Well that's what I already saw, but it's not really a "Folder" with Apps inside and the space is limited to 24 Apps. And I cannot give a name to a group either. – FiveO Oct 23 '12 at 8:43
  • According to the site you can name groups, but I can't test this now. – George Duckett Oct 23 '12 at 8:47
  • Sorry, I thought you were using folder/groups interchangeably and am not familiar with iOS folders. – George Duckett Oct 23 '12 at 8:55

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