Saving Time with the Tiled Windows 8 Start Menu
Not everyone is familiar with the time saving features of the Windows 8 Start Menu. The Microsoft Princess takes you on a tour of a new tiled window to the world– PC Pitstop
By Melanie Gass ‘The Microsoft Princess’
Recently Anne commented on a blog post I wrote asking what a tiled screen was. The tile screen in my world has been known for a couple of years now, but in that moment I realized it’s not known to everyone on the pc planet. In Windows 8, the start menu becomes the new way to pin programs as you normally would in the start button of previous versions. From a productivity perspective, working with these tiles can actually save you a few seconds of time. There’s no need to wait for your e-mail client to load before seeing the latest unread messages. You can launch a web browser immediately and begin a search. And if the search is for the daily weather, stocks stats, top news headlines or sports updates, the results are already available for you on the start screen.
As you make your way along the Windows 8 path, there are small moments of time that can be saved. Let this video be your guide to understanding the Windows 8 start screen.