As we know, the major reason behind the popularity of window 8 is its formal and classy look. And its start screen has amazing interface with appreciating design. But after a while, most of people get bore with a same kind of design. But don’t worry! We’re here for your convenience. Today we’re going to share 6 Easy Ways to Modify the Start Screen in Window 8.
According to the explained ways, you can modify the start screen differently. Like you can remove the unwanted tiles, use full screen desktop and much more. You can also make changes in the color shades and use various other colorful and tasteful designs.
With these ways, you can provide new and amazing look to the start screen and undoubtedly, please your eyes and mind as well.
Steps to Customize Color and Background of the Start Screen
If you’re getting bored with default start screen’s blue-cum-purple color and the default background, you can easily change the color and background in some simple steps.
In order to change such settings, just move your mouse towards the tops left corner or bottom left corner or you can just click the Window key+C. Instantly, the charms bar opens. Initially, select the SETTINGS options and click on “Change PC Settings” there. And if you’ve touch screen PC, you can easily open the charms bar just by swiping inside from the right.
And then, click on the “PERSONALIZE” option and then select the “Start Screen”. After that you can easily select the desired color scheme and stunning background image. But in window 8, it’s impossible to use custom colors or backgrounds. But it’s providing a set of backgrounds from dark pink color to simple grey to choose from.
Change the Size of Tiles
As you’ve seen that some tiles on the start screen such as Photos, Messaging are larger than the other ones like Internet Explorer, Maps etc. But you know, you can customize the size of tiles as you like. It’s very easy!
Just right click on any of the tile and select the smaller or larger option from the pop-up menu appears on the bottom. With this you can enlarge or contract You’ll notice that some tiles on the Start screen, such as Mail and People, are larger than other tiles on the Start screen, such as Internet Explorer and the Store. You can control the size of each tile yourself. Right-click a tile and use the Smaller or Larger bottom that appears at the bottom of the screen to enlarge or shrink the tile. And if you’re having touch screen, you can long preen on the tile to change the size.
Customize Live Tiles
In the window 8 start screen, there are some tiles which provide live information such as News, Weather, Finance and much more. If you don’t want such tiles on your desktop screen, just right click on them and click on the “Turn live tile off” option. After this, it’ll only show the application name, you can click on that to see the information.
Manage Tiles in Different Groups
In window 8, you get a feature to manage tile in groups. In order to do this, just drag and drop tiles. To add a name to the group, just right click on the group and select the “Name group” option.
And after naming the groups, you can see the tiles according to the groups as you manged.
Pin Folder to the Start Screen
If you want to place the shortcut of any folder to start screen, just open the drive (where the folder is saved), right click on the folder and select the “Pin to Start” option.