Manage Tiles - Windows® 8

Note Apps, songs, shortcuts or contacts can be pinned to the Start screen and/or the Taskbar.  

Pin a Tile to the Start Screen and/or Taskbar

  1. From the appropriate screen (e.g. Apps, Contact, Favorites, etc.) tap or click and hold the desired item for approximately one second then release or swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen to display the App commands.
  2. Tap or click Pin to Start or Pin to taskbar.
    Note The location of the Pin to Start and Pin to taskbar icons vary depending upon the item being added. Typically, the icons appear in the lower-left or lower-right.


Unpin, Resize or Rearrange Tiles

Note Tiles removed from the Start screen can be re-added from their original location.

  1. From the Start screen, touch or click and hold a tile (e.g., Internet Explorer, etc.).
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Drag the tile to the desired location then release it.
    • Tap or click Unpin from Start (located in the lower-left).
    • Tap or click Resize (located in the lower-left).
  3. Tap or click an open area of the screen to lock the tiles into place.