Windows 8.1 Renovated Start Screen

Microsoft was much disparaged, due to its rigid Metro UI Start screen in Windows 8. It was a completely different concept for the traditional Windows users, and was not accepted by many of them. However, a gradual recognition was been seen over the past few months. The release of Windows 8.1 Preview has not revealed any fresh additions to this screen, but it has definitely allowed the user to change its appearance.

The foremost solution which is always encouraged is checking your PC primary healthiness and restoring any discrepancy that perhaps is bringing about the disturbance:

  • Step 1 : Download Systimizer – PC Cleaner Tool (Compatible with Windows 10, 8, 7 & XP)
  • Step 2 : Click “Scan” to find Windows issues
  • Step 3 : Click “Fix” to eliminate all troubles

Two of the new Windows 8.1 features associated with Start screen are the Background Image and App List preview. Windows operators, frustrated with a dull background or unwanted large tiles in the Start screen, can now feel relieved, as the newer operating system has allowed you to avoid these looks.

Stated below are the procedures to intrude your Metro UI Start screen with the kind of mentioned settings.

Start Screen Background Image

Windows 8 did not allow its users to keep a similar image at the background of Desktop and Start screen, at a time. It was possible to change the Start screen background image, but only when selected from the available textures and patterns. Updating to OS 8.1 will let you to share the same image between desktop and Start screen, and resemble both the interfaces. If you intend avail this feature, do as indicated in the instructions below.

  • Point your cursor on the upper right corner of your screen to view Charm bar
  • Click on the Settings Charm, on the Charm bar
  • In the Settings menu, click to select the Personalize option
  • In these settings, select the last pattern from the list having your desktop wallpaper image

Start Screen Desktop App List

Live tiles that appear right away on the Start screen are more of a mobile or tablet oriented applications. Most of the desktop users do not find it useful and need to get rid of it. Well, here is a way you can accomplish your desire. Now, with the release of Windows 8.1 Preview, you are enabled to skip the large live app tiles and replace them with a more worthwhile view of desktop app list. To incorporate this setting, follow the given steps.

  • Right click on a blank area of the Taskbar, and click on the Properties
  • A Taskbar and Navigation properties dialog box will appear on your screen
  • Go to the Navigation tab on this dialog box
  • Check the option Show the Apps view automatically when I go to Start
  • Click OK to save your changes



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