Customise the layout of your Windows 8 Start screen by moving and resizing app tiles, and disabling Live tiles.
Windows 8 offers plenty of scope when it comes to rearranging your Start screen apps. Don’t like the order in which your apps appear? You can rearrange them by moving tiles wherever you want. Find the constantly changing nature of a Live tile too distracting? Simply turn this effect off so it displays a plain background with no animations instead. You can also choose whether an app tile appears as a small square or a larger rectangle.
Move tiles on your Start screen
Step 1 Click, hold and drag the tile to the new location.
Step 2 Release the mouse button. The tile will move to the new location and the other tiles will automatically reflow.
Turn a Live tile off
Step 1 Right-click the app tile you want to change.
Step 2 From the menu bar that appears at the bottom of the screen, click Turn live tile off.
Step 3 The app tile will now show a plain background.
Resize a Start screen tile
Step 1 Right-click the tile you want to change.
Step 2 From the menu bar that appears at the bottom of the screen, click Smaller to change the tile to the small square-shaped tile or Larger to make it a bigger rectangle.