Use Customized Tiles on Start Screen to Launch Programs in Windows 8

Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system is embedded with different features as compared to the earlier versions on Windows OS. The traditional start menu is replaced by a start screen with a tile format in Windows 8. The User interface as well as the new features that are accompanied with it are somehow different and cause a lot of issues with the users. For proper computing you can customize the start screen. However, Windows 8 doesn’t allow you to create your own custom tile to launch programs or files, but it is somehow possible now. You can customize your start screen using a software tool described in this tutorial. Follow the tutorial to customize Windows 8 start screen to launch programs.

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The start screen in Windows 8 operating system enables you to pin folders, webpages, programs and drives, etc in the form of tiles on the screen, but however prevents the launching of programs or files from there. But, you can now not only pin the programs also access or launch the programs by a simple click on the customized tile and this is made possible with the software tool named OblyTile.

OblyTile is a free utility application that is most popularly used to create your own customized tile in the Windows 8 start screen. You can create your favorite tile or program and open them by just tapping or with a simple click on the tile along with this you can also give your favorite image as the background for the program tile.
To create a tile using OblyTile on the new Start screen of Windows 8 is extremely an easy task as it doesn’t require installation. Follow the steps given below to launch programs from your start screen with the customized tile.

  • First Download the OblyTile freeware and launch the program
  • Give a name for your created tile

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  • Now, enter the program file path or browse to the file that you want to associate with the tile
  • Select a large (120 x 120) and small image (30 x 30) and finally click on Create Tile button

After completing the above steps you will be able to launch programs from customized tiles from the Windows 8 start screen.

OblyTile is a freeware compatible with both x86 and x64 versions of Windows 8. The Current version of it creates a square tile. This tool also allows you to get back to your traditional start menu. It is the only tool that can be used to create and access or launch your own program tile in Windows 8 until now. So, if you want to create your desired program tile and launch programs directly with a tap on the tile in the start screen, then download the software now.


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