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#1 Steven P.

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 08:05

We have added a Live Tile for Neowin that should show you news as it comes in. You can add it like so on http://www.neowin.net:

 

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For me the tile went in All Apps > Apps group and not on the Start screen, but this might be because Chrome is my default browser.

 

Give it a try and post your results :)



Best Answer George P , 28 June 2013 - 08:51

I got this to work, but you have to do it from the metro version of IE11.  If you do it from the desktop version, at least for me, it pins the site to the taskbar and drops it into the all apps list but not the start screen.

 

What you have to do is open metro IE11, go to neowin, then open the new fav menu in IE11, the star button.  Then you'll see a pin button, push that and select pin to start.  Done.  I now have the live tile.

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#2 Buendia

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 08:20

 

 

For me the tile went in All Apps > Apps group and not on the Start screen, but this might be because Chrome is my default browser.

 

Give it a try and post your results :)

 

The same happened to me, the tile went to Apps but I can't find a way to actually pin the tile to Start screen.

Anybody knows how to do that?



#3 Xerxes

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 08:22

I gave it a try and it didn't add it to the start screen either. I went to "All Apps" and it's there and when you right click on it, it says it's already pinned to the start screen. Puzzling :unsure:

 

EDIT: I tried deliberately unpinning it from the start screen to see if repinning it made it show up, all that did was make it disappear completely....



#4 OP Steven P.

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 08:24

Is IE11 your default browser? DaveLegg says his went to the Start screen :s



#5 Buendia

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 08:28

No, Chrome is my default browser.

Just like Xerxes described, the same happens to me also.



#6 Xerxes

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 08:28

Is IE11 your default browser? DaveLegg says his went to the Start screen :s

 

In my case, yes IE11 was the default browser (fresh install of Win8.1 Preview in VirtualBox).



#7 OP Steven P.

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 08:28

Tried setting IE11 to default and Get app for this site is greyed out in the modern UI version, desktop version allows me to pin it to Apps (not on Start screen) :/



#8 George P

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 08:51   Best Answer

I got this to work, but you have to do it from the metro version of IE11.  If you do it from the desktop version, at least for me, it pins the site to the taskbar and drops it into the all apps list but not the start screen.

 

What you have to do is open metro IE11, go to neowin, then open the new fav menu in IE11, the star button.  Then you'll see a pin button, push that and select pin to start.  Done.  I now have the live tile.



#9 OP Steven P.

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 08:56

I got this to work, but you have to do it from the metro version of IE11.  If you do it from the desktop version, at least for me, it pins the site to the taskbar and drops it into the all apps list but not the start screen.

 

What you have to do is open metro IE11, go to neowin, then open the new fav menu in IE11, the start button.  Then you'll see a pin button, push that and select pin to start.  Done.  I now have the live tile.

Thanks! That worked. (Y)


Heh, the Live Tile only updates if IE is set to default.. 



#10 George P

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 08:56

Heh, I said start button, I meant star button.   :p



#11 Xerxes

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 08:57

I got this to work, but you have to do it from the metro version of IE11.  If you do it from the desktop version, at least for me, it pins the site to the taskbar and drops it into the all apps list but not the start screen.

 

What you have to do is open metro IE11, go to neowin, then open the new fav menu in IE11, the start button.  Then you'll see a pin button, push that and select pin to start.  Done.  I now have the live tile.

 

That did the trick! confirmed it works for me too (Y)



#12 OP Steven P.

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 08:57

Heh, I said start button, I meant star button.   :p

Edited your answer.



#13 George P

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 09:02

Thanks.  It's pretty cool btw.  Nice feature to have.



#14 AsherGZ

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 09:24

Cool. Is it live though? Meaning will it flip to tell me about notifications and private messages?



#15 OP Steven P.

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 09:25

Cool. Is it live though? Meaning will it flip to tell me about notifications and private messages?

Looks like that only happens if IE is set as default browser.