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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Windows 8 by Paul McFedries

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A Smart Start: Reconstructing the Start Screen

The Start screen is your royal road to Windows 8 riches, as well as many of the programs installed on your machine—particularly your Windows 8 apps. Because you use this road a lot during the course of a day, you’ll probably want to make it as short and straight as possible. Fortunately, Windows 8 gives you lots of ways to customize the Start screen to do that and to suit the way you work.

Rearranging Start Screen Tiles

Most new users just assume the arrangement of icons on the Start screen is a permanent part of the Windows 8 landscape. Nope. The Start screen is completely open for customization business—as you see in the next few sections. Perhaps the easiest way to rework the Start screen in your ...

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