Windows 8.1 is all about you and the stuff you love and there are lots of ways to personalize your PC. Below we are sharing some ways by which you can easily customize your windows 8 start screen. Go through the post to know about it.
Today we are here with the method for Customizing Windows 10 or 8 Start Screen. As we all know, Microsoft is an enormous software network and we will be talking about Windows 8, 8.1 pro. There are lots of features that are added in this version to make it look more attractive and user-friendly. And we will tell you the methods or ways by which you can easily customize your windows 8 startup screen. Just follow up the below methods to proceed.
- 1 How to Customize Windows 10 or 8 Start Screen
- 1.1 #1 Change the Start screen theme
- 1.2 #2 Disable or Enable Live Tiles
- 1.3 #3 Resize Titles Accordingly
- 1.4 #4 Arrange and group tiles
- 1.5 #5 Pinning apps you use often
- 1.6 #6 Pin Folders & Websites In Start Screen
How to Customize Windows 10 or 8 Start Screen
Below we have listed some of the ways to make your experience on the working of window 8 easy. Just follow up the below methods to proceed.
#1 Change the Start screen theme
You can change your theme of your startup screen as there are different themes available in windows 8 by Microsoft to customize your screen looks.
How to Change The Start Screen Theme:
Step 1. Open Start by swiping in from the right edge of the screen and then tapping Start. (Or, if you’re using a mouse, point to the lower-left corner of the screen, move your mouse all the way into the corner, and then click Start.)
Step 2. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Settings.
(If you’re using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, and then click Settings.)
Step 3. Tap or click Personalize, and then tap or click the background, background color, and accent color you want. The background and accent colors you pick will show up in a few other places too, like the charms and the sign–in a screen.
Also Read: How to Dual Boot Windows 10 with Windows 8
#2 Disable or Enable Live Tiles
In this windows, you can see lots of apps that show the live running notifications on it. Sometimes it looks cool watching this but if you have a slow internet connection then you have to disable them to stop data consumption by them.
How to Disable or Enable Live Tiles
Press and hold (or right-click) the app showing the live tile, and then select More > Turn live tile on or Turn live tile off.
#3 Resize Titles Accordingly
To make your start screen looks cool you can resize the tiles according to your wish to make your windows screen more attractive or easy for work.
How to Resize Tiles:
Step 1. On the Start screen, press and hold the tile you want to resize. (If you’re using a mouse, right-click the tile.)
Step 2. Tap or click Resize.
Step 3. Choose the size you want.
#4 Arrange and group tiles
You can arrange the tiles in groups according to your wish and can rename that group with your desired name and you can put the apps in that group to make it according to your wish.
How to create a group of tiles:
Step 1. On the Start screen, press and hold or right-click the tiles you want to group together.
Step 2. Drag them to an open space, and when a gray bar appears behind them, release the tiles. This will create a new group.
Step 3. If you want to name the group, tap or click where it says Name group above the group, and then enter a new name. Once you’ve created a group, you can move the entire group around on your Start screen.
#5 Pinning apps you use often
You can pin your favorite apps to the Start screen and the desktop taskbar so you can get to them quickly and see updates on their tiles at a glance.
How to pin apps we use often:
Step 1: Open Start by swiping in from the right edge of the screen and then tapping Start. (Or, if you’re using a mouse, point to the lower-left corner of the screen, move your mouse all the way into the corner, and then click Start.)
Step 2: Swipe up from the middle of the screen to go to the Apps view. (If you’re using a mouse, click the arrow button in the lower-left corner.)
Step 3: Browse to the app you want to pin and tap it or right-click it to select it. Tap or click Pin to Start.
#6 Pin Folders & Websites In Start Screen
You can pin any of your favorite apps or website to your start screen. And you can easily access them from the start screen whenever you needed. To do so just right click on the folder bar or website tab and select pin tab or folder.
How to pin folders & websites in start screen:
You need to browse to the folders or website and simply right-click and select the option “Pin to Start”
So above is the method for How to Customize Windows 8 Start Screen. By this way, you can easily fully customize your windows and make your screen looks attractive. must try all of the ways discussed above and this will help you to make your OS looks cooler. Hope you like the above ways, so don’t forget this cool thing with your friends.