Hi. I'm Dave Johnson. I'm editor of eHow's tech channel, and let me show you how to rearrange tiles, or apps, in Windows 8. Now, in Windows 7 you could, or older versions of Windows you had a start menu that you could rearrange and customize to your hearts content. You actually have more options in Windows 8. Let me show you what I mean. SO this is a fairly typical start screen in Windows 8 and I'm just going to use touch to swipe through it. And you can see I have a whole bunch of apps here. If I want to rearrange them into a particular sequence it's really easy to do with touch or with the mouse. For example lets say I wanted to swap the position of Internet Explorer and my Computer app. I just click on Internet Explorer and drag it down. And that's the magic point. You have to drag it down to activate the rearranging stuff. And then I just put it where I want it. I could also take Internet Explorer, drag it down and then move it over here. Or move it over here, wherever I want to put it. So that's really easy, to move stuff around. If I was using touch the exact same thing, I drag it down and then I put it where I want to put it. I could take my weather app and move it up above those guys. What if I wanted to take an entire group of apps or icons or tiles and move them around as a group? Well that's easy to do as well. I take my mouse, move it to the lower right corner and there's a tiny little icon down there. If I click on it it zooms out and shows me all of the times on my start screen. And now I can just say, take this group right here, which is Microsoft Office, and I can move it wherever I want it. I can take these games and I could move them to the front. When I'm done I just click on the screen and now my games are over here, and keep scrolling, Office is over there. It's that easy.
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