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Each of these groups contains the right tiles, but there's something missing. To change the order of groups, or to add a name to any group, you need to use a feature called semantic zoom.
You could hold down the Ctrl key and use the mouse wheel to zoom out so you can work with groups. But there's an easier way.
As you move the mouse, Windows displays a small Zoom icon in the lower right corner of the Start screen. If you move the mouse all the way into the lower right corner, you also see the Charms bar, in white, as shown here.
Click that small Zoom icon in the lower right to zoom out. The next screen shows you the zoomed view.
When you use zoom out, the display of tiles shrinks so that you can see each group and work with it directly.
Click and drag any group to move it left or right. Right-click any group to giove that group a name. The checkmark indicates that a group is selected. Click the Name group button in the App bar at the bottom to open a box where you can enter a name for the group.
In this example, I've already given the middle group a name. When I click the Name button, the Office label will appear above the last group.
When you finish customizing groups, click any empty space on the Start screen to switch out of zoomed mode and back to the regular display of tiles.
One reason the switch between the desktop and background is so jarring is because the backgrounds are dramatically different.
My solution? Customize the Windows desktop background so it matches the color and pattern of the Start screen. I already created a custom background image. From the desktop, right-click that image and click this menu option to set it as the desktop background.
See the next screen for the result and an explanation of how I created a truly custom background.