Apps / Software :: Put Live Tiles On Desktop Like Sidebar?

Aug 12, 2014

I just wanted to know if there is any app to put Live tiles on desktop...Just like a sidebar.. instead of gadgets, live tiles...

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Apps / Software :: Mail / Calendar And People Apps Live Tiles Not Updating

Aug 27, 2014

For more than a week now, the above situation have been occurring. I have "scoured" the web and tried a lot of "solutions" and none as at yet have normalized my situation.

I am suspecting that I might need a registry solution, since I cannot refresh my installation- I upgraded to win 8 from win 7 online.

Also, the Skype app crashes almost as soon as it finishes loading and returns to the start menu. But, there is a sign it is still running and whenever you click on it, it trips off again.

I have uninstalled and re-installed several times, ran the apps troubleshooters many times, checked that the time service is running, synchronized this and that, etc to no avail.

My Mail Live tile do not have the option to turn on/off live update but the Calendar and People tiles have it yet none is updating.

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Apps / Software :: Windows 8.1 Professional - Live Tiles Aren't Updating

Oct 31, 2013

Many of my live tiles (Weather, Fitness, Music, Games) don't show anything aside from their logos. They are turned on. I've probably quadruple checked them at this point. For troubleshooting, I have:

Verified that those tiles are turned on.
Verified that the time service is running.
Verified that all the apps and/or their licenses are synced.
Uninstalled/reinstalled the apps.
Removed McAfee (replaced it with Avast free).
Run the UI diagnostic/repair tool that you guys have in one of the long stickied threads.
Verified that they're set to animate via appearance and performance settings.

It looks like the tiles are receiving data, as the Weather app currently has a little 'i' icon in the bottom right hand corner, and there is a weather alert in my area. It's just that there's no temperature/background. It's just the blue tile with white sun. Very odd.

Refreshing this computer is not an option, as I use it for work as well as general computing use.

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Apps / Software :: How To Recreate Desktop App Tiles To Start Screen

Nov 10, 2013

Under 8.0 Pro, as I added traditional desktop applications (i.e., Office 2013), the install would create both shortcuts in the traditional program menu as well as Tiles on the Metro start screen. After upgrading (in-place) to 8.1 Pro, all of the traditional applications and their shortcuts in the traditional program menu were still there, but the Tiles on the Metro start screen were gone.

How can I recreate Metro Tiles for my traditional desktop applications?

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How To Add Fifth Row To Live Tiles Screen

Dec 4, 2012

So, I was trying to add a fifth row to my Live Tiles screen, as I have 4.

According to this: [URL]...

There are a certain number of maximum rows you can add based on your screen resolution.

My screen has a 1366x768 (Not mentioned there). Based on that, I can only have 4 rows. But, what could happen if forced a fifth row with that registry hack?

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Clicking Live Tiles Does Nothing Most Of Time

Sep 19, 2012

I have to alt tab and then come back and then it works. Did they test this..? It doesn't do it on my laptops though.

1920x1080 is the display res at 120hz

Also the tiles ARE being clicked. They get punched in, but they don't actually do anything.

not that this is a hardware issue, but specs anyway:

2x120gb vertex 3 raid 0
2xgtx460s sli + 120hz asus vg236h
2600k @ 4.6ghz

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Windows 8.1 - Live Tiles Not Updating

Sep 15, 2014

I am running 8.1 on a desktop and Yesterday the live tiles were working but today not one live tiles is updating. I have not made one change to my computer , not a thing.

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Maintenance :: Live Tiles Not Working Anymore?

Feb 2, 2013

I have the problem since a few weeks (mostly after a tile update), and I'm not the only one, my friend has it too on both his laptop and desktop, that the live tiles, or actually some of them, for example weather, are not refreshing anymore. It just shows the blue weather tile. When I open it, it works though, news the same. Also I tried to deinstall and reinstall the weather app, but now it doesnt even show the "use live tile" button anymore (look at picture).

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Tried Running SFC / Scannow But Live Tiles Not Working

Feb 17, 2013

Okay i already tried running sfc/scannow but live tries are not working, they are working only on the mail, the all used to work, the weather and news but now live tiles are not working?

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Photos Appearing In Photo App Live Tiles That Were Deleted

May 16, 2013

The metro photo app (that comes with Windows 8) is showing photos on the live tiles that were deleted over a week ago.

I've turns lives tiles on and off. I've unpinned from the start screen and then re-pinned. I deleted personal info from the tiles from the settings screen. I've verified that the photos are not on my computer (photo app is only showing the computer and skydrive).

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Start Screen Live Tiles Top And Bottom Row Cut Off (Windows 8.1 RTM)

Oct 4, 2013

Seen this on the start screen my live tiles on the top row and the bottom row gets cut off

Take a look here : [URL] ....

I can resolve it by resizing a tile but it cuts off again when i move a tile. Its obviously a bug if you take a look at both screenshots side by side.

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Windows 8.1 / Inconsistent Size Choices For Live Tiles

Nov 7, 2013

When I go to customize a live tile, only get 2 choices when resizing (SMALL or MEDIUM).

Most other tiles can be resized in 4 sizes (SMALL,MEDIUM,WIDE,LARGE).

why or how to fix it? Where would I go to control it?

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Setup Installation :: Live Tiles Stop Working When Join Domain

Jan 17, 2013

Trying Windows 8 at work and bought new Samsung 700t tablet. Windows 8 works fine with local user (linked to live id) and all our software including Symantec Endpoint 12.1.2. As soon as I join to domain (server 2008) and reboot the live tiles no longer function. Have total reset several times and tried refresh and restore points. My guess is that has to be default behavior of Win 8 GPO compared to 2008 domain GPO. We are very plain on our policies and so far have not found anything on local computer or GPO that can correct issues.

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Windows 8 - How To Get Live Email On Desktop

Mar 26, 2013

I have a new laptop with WINDOWS 8. How do I get Windows Live Email on my desktop like I had it in Windows 7 on my desktop?? I don't like the email app on the Start screen. I also need to migrate my email addresses to Live Email. How do I do this?

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How To Add Tiles On Desktop

Feb 15, 2014

is there anyway to add tiles on the desk top that would be attached to favorites I have saved

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Apps / Software :: Windows 8.1 Live Tile Apps Not Working?

Feb 25, 2014

I updated windows 8.1 pro with wmc from store.I had NO problems, received no error messages, had no dc's, the power didn't shut off, the download didn't stop .. literally nothing went wrong. After update everything worked fine. All the apps are downloaded and were working fine.

But,After 2/3 months since updated, I suddenly noticed that every live tile / folder / app / game / setting etc. which were working fine, now not working.When I clicked on any tile, nothing happened. It just went to a blank green screen because my background color is green. It appears on the left upper corner as opened but doesn't run. When I click, I am send back to Start Screen or Desktop. Even Store and Windows Setting stopped working. So, naturally i started checking the web for answers, but couldn't find a solution to the exact problem i was having. I saw countless posts of people saying "Just uninstall / re-install the apps" but at first, I couldn't get my App store app to run. Again, it was just blank after several minutes of waiting. I was able to download it after using the search bar menu on the right side of my computer, and was able to start installing some apps.

So i thought that everything was going to be ok, but then I ran into another problem where some of the apps wouldn't install, and I received an error message with the code/number of 0x80070002.

So, at this point, only a few of my apps are working due to the simple fact that I was able to re-install them, but the others I can't re-install because of this error message.

FIRST SOLUTION:I found a thread online that someone had created with a simple fix to about 2-3 errors on the tiles. This is a simple powershell script to re-register some apps so that they can run again. This worked to fix my app store app and setting, but only that apps. The app update is still not working.

I have another windows live ID, and when I log in with that Id, all my apps works normally! I am out of sorts now.

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How To Create Shortcut Of Tiles On Desktop

Sep 26, 2013

I wonder is it possible to click on an app, a tile or anything else connected to the start page side of windows 8 and be able to put it a short cut or Icon on the desktop page for it, so it can be opened from the desktop.

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Deleted Desktop Start Folder File - No Live Tile

Feb 9, 2013

A user provided the OP with a file, and nothing was said about what to do with the file that was provided. I'm having the same problem, where I deleted the file by accident and now there is no live tile for the desktop anywhere on the start screen, not even in the All Apps category. I can't find it in the Windows Store either. What do I do? Here is a screenshot of the folder that I *think* held the original desktop file.

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Apps / Software :: Metro Apps / Tiles Keep Refreshing To Default Settings?

Jan 8, 2014

Metro Apps/Tiles Keep Refreshing To Default Settings?

I consider myself an advanced user, but I still overlook a lot of things and make mistakes like everyone.

Basically, Windows 8.1's Metro apps and tiles keep refreshing to default settings like it's the first time I've used them or opened them.

When I go to use Skype, it will always ask if it is allowed to use my webcam and microphone. It seems to remember the settings for a while, then forgets them.

I'm assuming this is CCleaner related, but I unchecked all of the settings that correspond to the Metro applications, and this changes nothing.

I'm unsure if I am actually deleting important information Windows needs without knowing. I usually delete logs on top of the usual things to keep my computer clean.

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How To Remove Tiles And Create Classic Desktop Without Registry

Nov 17, 2012

how do you remove the tiles & create classic desktop (with a start function at bottom Left corner)without touching the registry ???

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Windows 8.1 Laptop - Switching From Traditional Desktop To Tiles

Sep 10, 2014

I am using Windows 8.1 on a laptop. When Windows was first installed, it would boot up to the tile view. Since I would switch over to the traditional desktop, at some point Windows started booting up to the traditional desktop.

How do I return to the tile view from the traditional desktop view?

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Latest 8.1 - 5 Minutes Blackout At Startup Before Desktop Or Tiles

Jan 5, 2014

When I boot up or change users, it goes black for about 5 minutes and then everything shows up and works fine. What is this black period? I sense the computer is searching for something?

I am using the Classic Shell also. I have the latest 8.1.

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Apps / Software :: Cannot Link Tiles And Apps To Open Together?

Sep 13, 2013

the tiles flip around and won't open the app. I already have over 1049 screen thingys.

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Disabled Windows 8 Password / Lost Desktop Tiles And Documents?

Apr 16, 2014

I recently turn off the login password on Windows 8.1, HP laptop. The next time she went to turn it on, all the normal tiles from the Start Screen were gone with the exception of five tiles: IE, File Explorer, Store, SkyDrive and Desktop.

The File Explorer icon opens a folder showing the various libraries and devices/drivers. When she clicks on the Documents folder it doesn't show any of her files. I did eventually find them by going to her name in the Users folder, but we cannot understand why simply taking away the requirement for a login password would change everything. All her browser favorites were also wiped out, and she had to reinstall Chrome.

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Apps / Software :: Skydrive Live Tile Not Working Under 8.1?

Oct 20, 2013

I've noticed that Skydrive live tile does not work after upgrading to 8.1.

Prior to 8.1, Skydrive was live, that is it would display the contents of your folder, especially photos. Now, after 8.1, it doesn't work.

So skydrive live tile not working under 8.1?

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Apps / Software :: Cannot Turn On Live Tile For Weather App

Aug 11, 2013

I can't seem to turn on live tile for my weather app. When I right click on it, there is no option at the bottom of the screen to turn it on.

Compared to the photos app, it is currently running live tile by default, and when I right click on it, I can toggle live tile on and off.

Is there something special I need to do with the weather app to activate live tile?

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How To Arrange Tiles On Apps Screen

Feb 14, 2014

How can I rearrange the tiles on the mega-tile Apps screen?

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Apps / Software :: Weather App Live Tile Not Working When Set To Fahrenheit?

Nov 5, 2013

Using 8.1 my weather live tile does not work if I have the option set to Fahrenheit. Once I set it to Celsius the live tile works just fine.

I tried installing the app again with no change. I really want it to display in F

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Apps / Software :: Live Messenger In Windows 8 - All Contacts Appear Offline?

Mar 4, 2013

I have Windows 8 and use classic live Messenger 2012, it connects good but all contacts appear offline, trough Windows 8 messaging all contacts ok, connected and talking.

I tried with built in Windows 8 messaging application connected and disconected but same result. If I connect to other account with live Messenger 2012 all works ok, but with the account that is configured like Windows 8 logging account, don't, it connects but all contacts shown offline.

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Disable The Networks Sidebar?

Oct 4, 2014

It's quite pointless for me, since I'm connected via cable, and I can't seem to do anything at all with the sidebar anyway. Double clicking on the only available network does nothing.

Any way to disable it? It's mildly annoying when it pops up when I misclick the icon. It also, I think, is what causes the right side of the screen to be rendered black when Desktop Window Manager is turned off. The black portion of the screen is the same size as the sidebar, and since turning off dwm.exe turns off Metro rendering, and the sidebar is the only Metro element I can think of that I can reach from the desktop, it makes sense that it might be the culprit.

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Apps / Software :: Windows 8 Tiles - None Will Respond

Aug 24, 2014

I have attached an image with the problem i have, I don't know what has happened but every icon there without an image won't open. I.E Weather App and other Microsoft apps that where previously installed?

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