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Tiling

Windows 8 tiles1. A tile, live tile, and a user tile are all a new feature introduced with Windows 8 and shown on the Windows 8 Start screen. The picture shows an example of four different User tiles in the Windows Start screen. User titles can be two different sizes, colors, and include a custom image. Live tiles are capable of displaying updated information such as weather information, stocks, or other types of notification information.

Tip: Tiles can be adjusted by right-clicking and moved by dragging and dropping the tile in a position you want the tile to appear.

2. Alternatively referred to as a tile or tiled windows, tiling is a method of arranging open windows so they do not overlap. Many programs allow a user to specify a horizontal or a vertical tile. Tiling enables users to view each of their open programs or windows within a program simultaneously, rather than having to switch back and forth.

Tip: To tile open windows in Windows, right-click on the Taskbar and click Show windows side by side.

Also see: Operating system terms, Split