1.    20 Jul 2015 #1

    Live Tiles on desktop without opening the App--Possible or not


    Hi there

    Is it possible to simply have a Live Tile on the desktop without opening the entire app. I'd rather like to have say the DOW / FTSE indices updating on the desktop simply in a Tile --rather like the old W7 Gadgets.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2. Joined : Jan 2014
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       20 Jul 2015 #2

    I found that for the Mail/Calendar App to go live I had to use them first. Also that applied to The Weather Channel App.. So I'll venture a guess that it should apply to all of them.

    I could be incorrect but you're going to have to try it out.

    HTH
    Jeff
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  3.    20 Jul 2015 #3

    I read somewhere a while ago, there was talk of trying live tiles on the desktop.
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  4. Joined : Jan 2014
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       20 Jul 2015 #4

    Edwin said: View Post
    I read somewhere a while ago, there was talk of trying live tiles on the desktop.
    I hope that does happen. I would use that for sure.
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  5. Joined : Jan 2014
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       20 Jul 2015 #5

    There was talk about that early in 10's development but that didn't pan out, probably having duplicate live tiles seems to defeat the point of having them on Start to begin with.

    You do need to open them up first to activate all the networking and background tasks. From there, they should stay alive. I don't know if Windows 10 has the same deal as Windows Phone in regards to tile refreshing but it doesn't seem like it.
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