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Windows 8 was a new direction for Microsoft, offering mobile integration, cloud storage, and security enhancements. But some people were unhappy with its design. Windows 8.1 answers these complaints and takes Windows a step further. In this course, David Rivers shows you all its essential features. Take a tour of the interface, review the new file and folder behaviors, and meet the most useful apps, including Calendar, Photos, Maps, and Music. David also shows how to adjust system settings like default programs and volume, work with external devices, and set up networks. The final chapters show you how to keep your computer even more secure with Access Control and Windows Defender, and how to troubleshoot potential issues, like reversing fatal crashes.
Now that we've personalized our start screen here in Windows 8.1, we can take it a step further by creating our own groups of tiles, and that's what we're going to do right now. Let's say some of the tiles that we see in our General Apps and Personal Apps, which we customized in the previous movie, belong in their own group. I'm going to put one together called Fun, where I'm going to put games, and music, and video and so on. So to do that, all we need to do is grab the tiles that we want to put into this new group. For example let's go to games, we'll right-click that tile, notice it's now selected.
Let's do the same for our camera. Maybe music and video belong in the fun group. And we might want to add one more from over here on the left-hand side, I'm going to go over here to my photos. Now, they're all selected, which means we can move them around as a group. Let's click and drag, past the group that they're in, and you'll notice this separator appears, that little bar down the middle. That means we're about to remove them from their groups, and place them into their own group, which can be named.
So we'll just simply click up there and type Fun Apps. Press Enter, and there's our new group. That's all there is to creating your own groups and organizing your tiles into those groups. Now that we have it, we can take some additional ones and move them in there. For example, I'm going to go over here to my General Apps, and move sports in there with the others. And you can see, I could go past that to create a new group, or simply let go under the Fun Apps group, and I now have an additional tile in that group. The more groups you create, as well as the more tiles you bring in to those groups, you may see what's happening here, and that is too many tiles to display on one screen, and that's where scrolling comes in.
We'll just click in the background anywhere. You can use your wheel mouse, wheeling down moves you to the left, wheeling up moves you to the right. And you'll also see the scrollbar that appears across the bottom of your screen, allowing you to move left to right. On a touch screen, it's a simple matter of swiping left or right.
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