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LightShadow    39

[sNIPPED]

Hmm, your weather live tile works?

Mine and a few others doesn't, it's just the plain old tile, even though it's turned on, and tried reinstalling the app.

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KevinN206    46

like I said, its marked as legacy and obsolete, although they need to keep the Win+R key but still take it to something that lets you type in command line esc commands like run did... but with the start menu removed now, how do you do that without going into command prompt

You can pin "Run" to the Start Screen or the Taskbar. You couldn't pin Run in Windows 7 to the taskbar.

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Dot Matrix    7,047
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Active.    1,281
w8.jpg

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McKay    3,695

I've since uninstalled Weather, because I couldnt get the live tile to work, it just sat there saying "Weather"

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LightShadow    39

VCFa3.png

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Schwa83    2

How do you make those categories on the start screen?

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Detection    2,256

How do you make those categories on the start screen?

Ctrl + Scroll wheel back to zoom out > right click a group > Name group

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Dot Matrix    7,047

How do you make those categories on the start screen?

1) In the bottom right corner of the Start Screen, you'll see a little icon that looks like a negative sign.

2) Click on that to zoom out the tiles.

3) Right click on the group of tiles you wish to name.

4) At the bottom, you'll see an icon to name that group.

5) Click on the icon, and after you're done, press "Name".

6) Single click anywhere on the screen to bring the tiles back into focus.

You're done!

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Schwa83    2

1) In the bottom right corner of the Start Screen, you'll see a little icon that looks like a negative sign.

2) Click on that to zoom out the tiles.

3) Right click on the group of tiles you wish to name.

4) At the bottom, you'll see an icon to name that group.

5) Click on the icon, and after you're done, press "Name".

6) Single click anywhere on the screen to bring the tiles back into focus.

You're done!

That's pretty cool. Thank you!

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George P    3,363

What's the limit for columns in a group? Is it 4 or is it something you can control? I never did try and mess with that for it.

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bogas04    198

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Dot Matrix    7,047

@Schwa83, you're welcome!

New Desktop:

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Milo Bladimir Van    0

49f6206b0f1c4c498fb948bf48692a78.png

trying to rid myself of Aero as much as possible... bring on Metro!

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Dot Matrix    7,047

The classic, yet sophisticated look. *like a sir*

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riceBox    97
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George P    3,363

Someone brought this up already but the new desktop app tiles we saw on the surface are nice, can't wait to see what other little things like that they've yet to show us.

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hjf288    68

6KN45.jpg

Runs surprisingly well on 1GB RAM... should probably give it a bit more, would have to stop some VMs though :)

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goofyinthehead    30

I don't know. What's strikes me as funny is that 99.9% of the these pictures all look the same. There isn't enough customization to even post a picture. Same tiles, same backgrounds...but in any event, I think I may take the plunge and install it as my main os.....kinda nervous tho

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xendrome    4,184

I don't know. What's strikes me as funny is that 99.9% of the these pictures all look the same. There isn't enough customization to even post a picture. Same tiles, same backgrounds...but in any event, I think I may take the plunge and install it as my main os.....kinda nervous tho

I agree, I don't really get the point of showing the start screen..

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George P    3,363

I agree, I don't really get the point of showing the start screen..

Showing the desktop isn't much different unless we're comparing our wallpapers and how fancy we can align icons. Few people bother to go all out and install some 3rd party desktop app like windowblinds and start changing everything.

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DJGM    244

A handful of screengrabs from Friday afternoon . . .

The "Start Screen":

W8RP-Metro-20120623--800x600.png

The classic Desktop:

W8RP-Desktop-20120623--800x600.png

Explorer window customised with tabs:

W8RP-Explorer-customised-with-tabs-20120623--800x600.png

System Properties within the same Explorer window:

W8RP-DJGMPC--System-Properties-20120623--800x600.png

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grayscale    237

^LOL at 'Retro' 'Metro' :)

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bogas04    198

Macification.

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theyarecomingforyou    9,089

The desktop view looks virtually the same as Windows 7, so I thought I'd post my start screen:

startip.jpg

As you can see, it's nothing particularly exciting. It's clean and functional. I'm still not a great fan of the tiles for non-Metro apps, though based on the article posted on the front page a while back it looks like they'll be overhauled before release - larger icons and smaller text will be much appreciated. Overall I like the new start screen, as I find it quicker to find and launch apps (you can fit a lot more apps in than the Vista/7 start menu).

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