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    Group App Tiles on Start in Windows 10

    How to Group App Tiles on Start in Windows 10
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    31 Mar 2017
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    How to Group App Tiles on Start in Windows 10

    information   Information
    Once you pin to Start items, you can move their tiles to where you like in and out of groups on Start, and name groups to what you like.

    This tutorial will show you how to group tiles of items you pinned to Start, and name groups on Start in Windows 10.


    CONTENTS:






    Group App Tiles on Start in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Group App Tiles on Start in Windows 10
    Move Apps In or Out of Groups on Start

    1. If you like, temporarily open your Start menu to full screen to make this easier to do.

    2. Click/press and hold on a tile on Start that you want to move, drag the tile to within the same or other group, and drop it where you like. (see screenshots below)

    Note   Note
    When you move a tile around within a group, the other tiles in the group will automatically move over to make room for the moved tile.

    If you move all tiles out of a group, that group will be removed. The tiles will still remain in the group you moved them to.


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    Group App Tiles on Start in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Group App Tiles on Start in Windows 10
    Move Groups on Start

    Note   Note
    This will move the group and all tiles in the group to where you like on Start.


    1. If you like, temporarily open your Start menu to full screen to make this easier to do.. (see screenshot below)

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    2. Click/tap on the space right above a group where the group name is or would be, and click/press and hold on the 3 dots at the end. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Drag the group to where you like until a group divider bar appears. (see screenshots below)

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    4. Release the group to drop and move it there. (see screenshot below)

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    Group App Tiles on Start in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Group App Tiles on Start in Windows 10
    Create a New Group on Start

    1. If you like, temporarily open your Start menu to full screen to make this easier to do.. (see screenshot below)

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    2. Click/press and hold on a tile on Start that you want to move in a new group, drag the tile to where you like until a group divider bar appears. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Release the tile to create a new group. You can now move other tiles in or out of this group, and name the group (ex: Office 2013) what you like.

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    Group App Tiles on Start in Windows 10 OPTION FOUR Group App Tiles on Start in Windows 10
    Name or Rename Groups on Start

    1. If you like, temporarily open your Start menu to full screen to make this easier to do..

    2. Click/tap on the space above a group that you want to name, rename, or remove the name. (see screenshot below)

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    3. In the white box, type in the name you want for the group, and press Enter or click/tap empty area on Start. You can clear the white box to make it empty to remove the group name. (see screenshots below)

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    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Posts : 180
    Win 10 64bit with AU
       08 Mar 2015 #1

    It's a bit of an acquired skill to move things around at first. If you move them a little too far, they potentially create a new group. I found it was easiest to move a tile so it partially covered one in the group where I wanted it, then it snaps into place.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 20,809
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       08 Mar 2015 #2

    Yeah, it takes a little bit to get the feel of it, but works great once you do.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 180
    Win 10 64bit with AU
       08 Mar 2015 #3

    I'm just pleased I'm not trying to do this on a touch screen. Controlling the mouse is bad enough .
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    13 Sep 2015 #4

    Hi Shawn,
    is it possible to remove these group names?
    Thanks
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 20,809
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       13 Sep 2015 #5

    Hello nissimezra,

    You can use OPTION FOUR to rename the group, but clear it to leave it blank to not have a name for the group anymore.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  6.    13 Sep 2015 #6

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello nissimezra,

    You can use OPTION FOUR to rename the group, but clear it to leave it blank to not have a name for the group anymore.
    Thanks Champ I think figured it out.

    I saw on youtube windows 10 with windows 7 start menu, Do you have a tutorial link on how to do it?
    I need to upgrade my wife pc and she will not go alone with this look.

    Cheers
    how to do it
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 20,809
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       13 Sep 2015 #7

    Great news.

    If you like, the free program Classic Shell should give you a Start Menu like in Windows 7.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  8.    13 Sep 2015 #8

    Brink said: View Post
    Great news.

    If you like, the free program Classic Shell should give you a Start Menu like in Windows 7.
    Thanks champ
    I was looking for something like this
    I will ask her how and post back

    cheers
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9.    01 Feb 2016 #9

    Is there any way that this can be automated of pinning a newly installed application to a specific namegroup?

    Thanks,
    John.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
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