Windows 10: Tiles on Start screen

Discus and support Tiles on Start screen in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; The tiles in the Start screen have gone from clean, efficient layout to all over the place and I don't know why. How can I get them back to display in... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by JULIOINGE, Oct 26, 2019.

  1. JULIOINGE Win User

    Tiles on Start screen

    The tiles in the Start screen have gone from clean, efficient layout to all over the place and I don't know why.

    How can I get them back to display in an orderly fashion? Everything that I tried fails to solve the issue.

    HELP, please & thank you


    JULIOINGE, Oct 26, 2019
  2. Neilg Win User

    how do i reset the start menu in windows 10 to not show tiles?

    A few days ago, my friends Win10 computer stopped showing his desktop and now only shows the tiles (he wants to see the default list of programs, not any tiles).

    Clicking on the Windows key or "start menu" doesn't change anything. I stepped him through some online suggestions (including Settings/Start/Use-start-full-screen and making sure Settings/Table-mode was not engaged) but they don't work.

    I've also compared his settings (Start/Use-start-full... and Table-mode) to my Win10 machine and they are the same.

    Assistance/suggestions would be appreciated.

    Neilg, Oct 26, 2019
  3. Windows 10 I can't remove a tile from the start menu.


    Thank you for posting your concern here in Microsoft Community and welcome to the Windows 10 Family. I would be happy to assist you.

    From the description provided, I understand that you want to remove a tile from the start screen of a deleted folder.

    Use the following steps to remove tiles from your Start Screen.

    Please follow the below steps to remove the tile.

    • Press the Windows (
      Tiles on Start screen [​IMG]
      ) key
      to open the Start screen.
    • Right-click on the tile you want to remove.
    • Select Unpin from Start to remove the tile.
    Ideally, the above steps should remove the tile which you want to. However, if it fails to, I would suggest you to Restore Default Start Screen Tiles. Please follow the below steps.

    • Press the Windows key + R from the keyboard to open the Run Command Dialog Box.
    • Enter the following command: %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows, which will open the Microsoft Windows App-data folder.
    • Scroll down to find these two files, namely, item-data file and the item-data.bak.
    • Select both files to delet, right-click on it and select Delete option to send it to the Recycle bin. Don’t press Shift to delete it permanently, let it go to recycle bin. On the safe side you can make a backup copy of these two files on another disk location.
    • Restart your PC or log out and log in again. Now you will see Windows 8.x Start Screen reset to default tiles.
    • Now re-arrange the tile as you want and new tiles will also be created automatily when you install any apps from Store.
    Note: If anything went wrong and you want to revert start screen tiles to your tiles. restore item data files from recycle bin or from the location where you backed up to the Windows app data folder.

    Hope the above information was helpful. If you need further information, feel free to write to us and we would be glad to help you.

    Thank You.
    Sayan_Ghosh, Oct 26, 2019
  4. Agrippa Win User

    Tiles on Start screen

    How to group tiles

    I can move items from the Start list to produce tiles and I can enter names in the name bars but I am finding it impossible to group tiles. One of the tutorials seems to suggest that all you need to do is move one tile on top of another to group them, but all that happens for me is that I end up with one tile chasing a second tile around the screen! So, what exactly am I doing wrong?
    Agrippa, Oct 26, 2019

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