This customization would be nice. Is this possible out of the box, and if not, could a developer modify the start screen to make it possible?

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Clock tile : http://apps.microsoft.com/webpdp/en-us/app/clock-tile/0ccf24f9-d2ab-4d3c-82be-53049fadeb04

World Time tile : http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/482779/World-Time-Clock-a-Windows-8-Ap

Someone also mentioned The Time by Jeff Key. Here is a page that talks about it. http://win8review.com/apps/app/The-Time-Jeff-Key-e0f4831b-d6ac-481d-ad94-88e2bb6efe10


Clock Tile is a Windows Store app which lets you see the time on the start screen in Windows 8 using the live tile feature:


There is an app called The Time by Jeff Key in the app store.

Have a look at the top left tile. You can switch between the small and large tile view. The Time

  • Download Link ?
    – Elmo
    Oct 30, 2012 at 8:06
  • @Root How do I get the link from the app store?
    – VenkatH
    Oct 30, 2012 at 8:09
  • @VenkatH One way is to click on the Share charm and select Mail. It should generate the link in the message body. Oct 30, 2012 at 8:49
  • @Louis That didn't work. The link was truncated with ellipsis and it didn't expand to show the whole link nor could it be clicked on.
    – VenkatH
    Oct 30, 2012 at 8:55
  • @VenkatH Yeah, you're right. I guess this way requires actually mailing it to your self. Oct 30, 2012 at 8:56

This is currently not possible, no. I'm fairly sure this isn't even programmable due to security reasons.

  • You forget Live Tiles ;)
    – Joey
    Oct 30, 2012 at 8:05
  • Smart indeed :)
    – Peter
    Oct 30, 2012 at 9:04

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