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Windows 8.1 Tips: Customize App Tiles on Start Screen

Posted in How To, Windows10 months ago • Written by Jenny AaronNo Comments
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As the users of Windows 8.1 know very well that the Start Screen of Windows 8.1 has large Live tiles where you can easily make groups of your desired tiles. You can drag them from here to there and pin your desired tiles. These tiles can be re-sized according to the requirements of the user.

Yet, the users will face a minor issue. They cannot find a way to change the icons and the names of these tiles easily. They do not have a trick or technique that could change the name of these icons or even change the icons of the tiles.

Here, we are going to discuss with you a simple way that can help you a lot in changing icons and the names of the tiles on the Start Screen in Windows 8.1. This simple tutorial helps you in performing the entire procedure within a couple of minutes. So, lets start the procedure.

Steps to Customize App Tiles on Start Screen of Windows 8.1

Step 1: You need to click the Start button that will take you to the Start Screen. Here you will find live tiles. You need to select a tile whose name you want to change. You just need to right-click the tile. You will see various options appear at the bottom of the screen. You need to select “Open file Location” from it.

Change Icons of Tiles in Windows 8.1Step 2: Now the “Windows Accessories” screen will appear before you where you need to right-click on the program and select the “Properties” option from the context menu.

Windows AccessoriesStep 3: Once you are inside the “Paint Properties, you will need to click the tab “Shortcut” and click on the option “Change icon” that can be found at the bottom of the screen.

Paint Change icon OptionStep 4: Now you will be in “Change Icon” section where you will see the current icon and various other icons in your program. You can select an icon of your choice from the available list. If you want to customize it by using an icon of your choice such as a picture of your favorite thing, you need to click “Browse” and get your desired image. Then click “OK” to save changes.

Icon Styles for PaintStep 5: Now you can see the icon of your selected program has been changed and new icon appears in the start screen.

Paint's New icon in Start Screen

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