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Apps at a glance
The Apps screen is a swipe away (or available with the click of an arrow on devices that don’t have a touchscreen). You can arrange apps in any of the four orders shown here, making it easier to find apps without searching.
Moving tiles into groups
In Windows 8, the process of customizing the Start screen is cumbersome, requiring multiple actions to perform even simple tasks. Windows 8.1 streamlines that process considerably. In this example, I’m moving 6 tiles to a new group with one motion.
More Start screen customizing options
In Windows 8, changing a tile’s properties is needlessly complicated. The Windows 8.1 update lets you select a group of tiles and resize, move, pin/unpin, or uninstall them with one click. Note that you can also name groups without switching to a separate mode.