08-22-2014 09:08 AM
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  1. DreadVenom's Avatar
    So I have installed Update 1 and I'm loving the new live folders (respect to Nokia as I can see their influence on the design). I got to thinking though, doesn't the live folders make the extra column option for the start screen redundant(possibly not the right word but the idea is the same). The whole point of the extra column was to add more tiles but now with live folders you can have all the tiles you want but organized tidily by group and aptly named.

    Does anyone else think this?
    Cryio likes this.
    08-05-2014 06:30 AM
  2. Brandon Tobias's Avatar
    Nope I have certain apps that i don't want in folders so my start screen still kinda long and I like the third row of tiles ..
    KSilcox likes this.
    08-05-2014 06:36 AM
  3. loofmodnar's Avatar
    Nah, I've got extra tiles and folders on my 520. I like the extra column for more medium live tiles and I'm using the folders for pinning playlists/music to the start screen as a sort of quick play function.
    mrzees likes this.
    08-05-2014 06:36 AM
  4. Nimdock's Avatar
    Nope!
    08-05-2014 06:38 AM
  5. tropolite's Avatar
    I find I really like both Live Folders and the extra column of tiles. The extra column balances the screen real estate quite nicely and now with Live Folders, these just organise the live tiles into very cohesive and structured design.

    A really nice job by Microsoft...
    Brandon Tobias likes this.
    08-05-2014 07:00 AM
  6. rajamass's Avatar
    Live folders are really awesome

    very initiative
    Good job MSFT and NOK
    08-05-2014 07:15 AM
  7. Ashish Gupta888's Avatar
    Start Screen and App List lag when Live folders are used with background picture on Start Screen. It feels smooth if you switch it to default phone accent. Other than that, Live Folders are awesome :-)
    v_emman likes this.
    08-05-2014 07:18 AM
  8. tropolite's Avatar
    Ashish I don't get the lag you're talking about. What handset are you using?
    I'm using a 1520.
    08-05-2014 08:40 AM
  9. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    I'm loving the live folders. Smoothest running improvement so far, in my opinion.
    08-05-2014 08:47 AM
  10. nishchay mishra1's Avatar
    Hey can anyone tell me that ...if I update my Lumia 630 to 8.1update 1... Then it'll loose cyan features or not?????...and is there any problem regarding battery issue in update 1?????????
    08-05-2014 09:02 AM
  11. anism's Avatar
    Can i anyone confirm if we can group individual contacts in the live folder or group group whatsapp chat groups. Thanks
    08-05-2014 09:17 AM
  12. Ryan ODonnell's Avatar
    08-05-2014 09:35 AM
  13. Kram Sacul's Avatar
    So I have installed Update 1 and I'm loving the new live folders (respect to Nokia as I can see their influence on the design). I got to thinking though, doesn't the live folders make the extra column option for the start screen redundant(possibly not the right word but the idea is the same). The whole point of the extra column was to add more tiles but now with live folders you can have all the tiles you want but organized tidily by group and aptly named.
    I think it's the other way around. 3 columns make live folders seem unnecessary.
    svknet and three_thoughts like this.
    08-05-2014 04:28 PM
  14. Ult J's Avatar
    Honestly i'm loving the live folders. Now i can have it more structured and have more tiles on the screen which i wouldn't have previously had.
    Emails were four small tiles now fit in a small live folder. MINT.
    i used to have just a games tile. now games live folder with my top played games.
    whatsapp tile has been replaced with a whatspp folder with different groups pinned in there as well. Too awesome.
    same thing with facebook
    08-06-2014 11:49 AM
  15. Alexandre Borges's Avatar
    i actually set the tiles to the "normal" organization after using the live folders. is nice to have the text bigger again since i'm using a 4.3" screen.

    so, for someone like me, yes.
    08-06-2014 12:25 PM
  16. Christian Holmstedt's Avatar
    OP : What's wrong with more options?
    RumoredNow likes this.
    08-07-2014 12:19 AM
  17. TsuChi's Avatar
    Start Screen and App List lag when Live folders are used with background picture on Start Screen. It feels smooth if you switch it to default phone accent. Other than that, Live Folders are awesome :-)
    I also experience lag on start screen.
    L925
    08-07-2014 05:01 AM
  18. DreadVenom's Avatar
    OP : What's wrong with more options?
    Don't get me wrong, I love options and I'm rocking both LF and extra column on my 1020. I just wanted to see if anyone felt that one option negated the need for the other.
    08-07-2014 06:00 AM
  19. jojoe42's Avatar
    I'm using live folders to decrease the length of my Start screen and also pin some apps in the folders that I wanted to have (without having too many opaque tiles blocking up my Start background). Third row of tiles is almost necessary for me, went to use a friend's 925 with 2 columns and the larger tiles made me feel like the phone was designed for people with vision issues (not me yet :P)
    08-07-2014 06:09 AM
  20. Protocol Rahul's Avatar
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/ask...fter-gdr1.html
    After having more than 10 live folders home screen starts lagging and won't go even if you remove the live folders.
    Tried removing background images but not resolving.
    Problem on Lumia 520.
    v_emman likes this.
    08-07-2014 07:12 AM
  21. mjrtoo's Avatar
    Start Screen and App List lag when Live folders are used with background picture on Start Screen. It feels smooth if you switch it to default phone accent. Other than that, Live Folders are awesome :-)
    No lag at all for me on a 925.
    08-07-2014 07:55 AM
  22. Christian Holmstedt's Avatar
    Don't get me wrong, I love options and I'm rocking both LF and extra column on my 1020. I just wanted to see if anyone felt that one option negated the need for the other.
    Don't think so. WP screen sizes and resolutions vary so much. Some have large screens, some have small screens, some have low res screens and some have hi res screens. Some prefer the 'extra tiles' and some don't.....

    I think it's great to have many options when the WP devices differ so much.
    jojoe42 likes this.
    08-07-2014 10:50 AM
  23. KSilcox's Avatar
    More = Better. I love the extra row and really love the live folders.
    08-07-2014 11:47 AM
  24. Rangan Das's Avatar
    Unpin a few tiles. That should work. I too was having occasional minor lags on my L1320. It became a severe lag once. I just unpinned a few folders itself and done. Basically, pinning folders have the same impact on resources as that of pinning the tiles directly. The tiles are kept in memory, but on the start screen, they are just consolidated into a folder...remember, live folder. So, instead of a looong start screen, you can have a shorter one using the folders, making the folders big, or making too many folders will have the same impact as that of a looong start screen.
    v_emman likes this.
    08-07-2014 01:33 PM
  25. Rangan Das's Avatar
    Ashish I don't get the lag you're talking about. What handset are you using?
    I'm using a 1520.
    Certain tiles are also known to cause lags. I had the large Asphalt 8 and Modern Combat 5: Blackout pinned. I removed a lot of other tiles and the lag still persisted on my Lumia 1320. However, removing just those two made it a lot smoother.
    jojoe42 and her3814 like this.
    08-07-2014 02:33 PM
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