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Discus and support Why does "pin to start" create a new group for the tile!? But sometimes not... I NEVER want... in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I can' find any logic behind its workings... There's plenty of room in the first and only group I ever want to use. Just put it there! — I tried moving... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by 3ICE, Oct 20, 2021.

  1. 3ICE Win User

    Why does "pin to start" create a new group for the tile!? But sometimes not... I NEVER want...


    I can' find any logic behind its workings... There's plenty of room in the first and only group I ever want to use. Just put it there! — I tried moving all my tiles into this newly created group, which works for a while, but then breaks for no apparent reason that I can discern. And windows starts creating new groups again for newly pinned tiles. So stupid. Why can't I figure it out? Wish the source code was available like Linux. Because your documentation is piss poor in this area. - I don't care how to group tiles, I want to know why tiles sometimes get assigned their very own group, separat

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  2. Creating a new tiles group in windows 10

    Hi everyone,

    I was trying to figure out how to do this, and I ran into the same grief.

    So, now that I know how to do it, I thought I'd post what works for me.

    When you open the Start Menu, you have two large, vertical sections.

    • On the left, a list of your "Most used" programs.
    • On the right, your groups of Tiles ... and the location we want to create a new group.

      The first tile group in this list is probably titled "Life at a glance."
    A few basic things to know

    • Both of these two lists in the Start Menu are vertically scrollable.
    • Each tile group is separated so that each one falls below the next.
    • The title for each group is left-aligned in the space between tile groups.
    • If you hover your mouse pointer over the space between tile groups (or over a group's title), you'll see a little menu icon appear to the right of the title (right-aligned). It looks like two horizontal lines. In mobile webpages, it's often referred to
      as a mobile menu or hamburger menu. It's not a menu here. I don't know what Microsoft calls it, so I'm going to call it a Grab Handle (it'll make sense shortly).
    • Your existing Tile groups are all stacked one above the other on the right side,
      but there's always one group hidden at the very bottom of the list. If you scroll down and look, you'll see an empty space at the bottom of your tiles list that's larger than the space between your existing
      tile groups.

      Let's call this the "New Tile Group space."
    • The Start Menu creates a new group when you drag an icon into the "New Tile Group space."

      It doesn't matter if the icon comes from the left list of "Most used" programs or from somewhere else in the Tiles list. Simply drag it down there, and voila! A new tile group.
    If you click on the space between tile groups, of if you click on a "Grab Handle," you can add or edit the name for the tile group immediately below it, including your new group.

    If you want to change the placement of any tiles, simply drag them to where you want them.

    If you want to change the order of your tile groups, simply grab the "Grab Handle," and drag the group up or down to where you want it to sit in the tiles list.

    A suggestion...

    If you're going to create a new group by dragging an icon from the left "Most used" list, I'd suggest scrolling the tiles list (on the right) to the very bottom first. You'll have that "New Tile Group space" immediately accessible to drop your icon onto
    -- without having to mess with trying to make the list auto scroll while dragging.

    That's it.

    I get the whole desire to cater to mobile and finger navigation, but wouldn't also having an option button or link make a whole lot of sense?
     
    DistinctlyMe, Oct 20, 2021
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  3. Agrippa Win User
    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 20, 2021
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  4. Bree Win User

    Why does "pin to start" create a new group for the tile!? But sometimes not... I NEVER want...

    Pinning .msc Items to "Start".

    Actually, step 2 is unnecessary (unless you really want to add it to your All app list too) . You can create a shortcut on the desktop, right-click on it and pin it to Start from there. When done you can delete the desktop shortcut without affecting the pinned tile on Start.
     
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