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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.
Control Panel, reimagined
One big problem with the modern/Metro Windows 8 Control Panel is that it’s woefully incomplete, forcing you to revisit the desktop to accomplish many simple customization tasks. In Windows 8.1 PC Settings is much richer, with hundreds of new options organized into nine categories and 42 subcategories.