Resizing Live Tiles in Windows 8.1

Devices are becoming much more of a lifestyle choice, and allowing users to customize their devices the way they want is the hallmark of a mature platform. That’s why many users were against Windows 8. The lack of customization marked the first time in years that the Windows operating system was almost completely non-customizable.

Fortunately, Microsoft has addressed most of these issues with the Windows 8.1 operating system. This includes adding background customization and new Live Tile options. Here’s how to resize live tiles and make your Windows device your own in Windows 8.1.

It’s important to note that Windows 8.1 will start arriving on laptops, desktops, and tablets later this year. But users don’t have to pay for a new computer just to get it. Windows 8.1 is also coming to Windows 8 users as a free update starting October 18.

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To go Start screen.

right click If your Device has a touchscreen on the Live Tile you want to resize, tap and hold a specific Live Tile. You can resize multiple live tiles by right-clicking or tapping on even more Live Tiles when you see the app bar at the bottom of your screen.

click or tap resize Press the button on the application bar on the button of your screen. In most cases, it’s the third button from the left below the Application Bar.

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Select a new Live Tile Size from the menu. The small live tiles are a quarter the size of the square-like medium live tiles. Large live tiles are twice the size of rectangular-like wide-life tiles.

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Here you got it. With new live tile sizes, users can create customized layouts based on the apps they consider most important. These Live Tile size customizations also sync with Microsoft’s SkyDrive cloud service; this allows users to switch between multiple Windows devices without having to redo customizations.

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It’s important to note that live tile sizes are specific to each app. Some apps only allow users to create large, small and medium Live Tiles.

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Live tile sizes also affect the types of notifications users see on their Start Screen. For example, a large live tile for the News app shows multiple news with pictures, while a small live tile for the News app shows no notifications.