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Questions tagged [live-tiles]

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 reset the Windows Push Notification Platform?

For my user account, the Windows Push Notification Platform seems to be messed up. I have the following symptoms: In the Settings charm, Notifications is grayed out. The tool-tip is Turned off by ...
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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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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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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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Start Menu icons broken after Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1703) install

I freshly installed Windows 10, and this is how the icons look on the Start Menu: Update: 04.05.2017 Today, the icons seem missing. I assume that issue got fixed by itself.
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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, ...
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When pinning to web shortcuts to a windows 10 tile, the icon changes

I have created windows shortcuts to web sites I often visit, I have then manually set the icon of the shortcut to the logo of the website These are web shortcuts where the shortcut target looks like ...
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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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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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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 persists ...
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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 window/...