1. Ben Lehtovaara's Avatar
    I've noticed that all the great windows 8 commercials show beautiful Pinned tiles for internet explorer websites. Most notable for me is Outlook.com. Can anyone tell me why my Pinned tile for Outlook.com isn't that same as the one on the commercial? Can you change these in any way? Maybe using something like Obly Tile? Anyone else disappointed with Pinned sites?

    On another note, can you remove frequent sites from the IE10 UI? Its more history than frequent and I want quick access to favorites without sliding.
    05-05-2013 09:06 PM
  2. stmav's Avatar
    I get a nice looking tile if I pin Outlook.com to the start screen. Not sure if it's the same as the commercial. I'll pay attention next time I see it. To get rid of frequent tiles. On a touch screen, touch and hold the tile. Then select remove when the box pops up. No touch screen, just right click the tile and select remove.
    05-05-2013 11:32 PM
  3. peacefulberry's Avatar
    Do you have an outlook email address? If so, then add as an email account on your device. From there, it should be in your app list and you should be able to pin it to your start screen just like the other email tiles.
    05-06-2013 12:24 AM
  4. Ben Lehtovaara's Avatar
    I got an outlook email address and use Windows 8 mail just fine. I'm looking to get the nice pinned outlook.com tile that is in the ad here:

    screenshot-1-.jpg
    05-06-2013 06:33 AM
  5. stmav's Avatar
    That is the tile I get if I pin the outlook.com tile. I tap the pin on the bar next to refresh, tap pin to start and a box pops up with that tile with a box to name it and a pin to start bar to click. This is on metro IE on Surface RT.
    05-06-2013 08:34 AM
  6. Ben Lehtovaara's Avatar
    I'm confused. Mine looks like this. Do I have a setting changed somewhere?
    screenshot-5-.jpg
    05-06-2013 08:58 AM
  7. ShaunKL's Avatar
    Beat me to it, was gonna say, mine looks like that also:
    05-06-2013 09:05 AM
  8. stmav's Avatar
    Is it different from the mail account that you are logged into windows 8 with?
    05-06-2013 10:17 AM
  9. Jaskys's Avatar
    Beat me to it, was gonna say, mine looks like that also:
    http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/595...ookdesktop.png
    Is this Windows 8.1 ?
    05-06-2013 10:22 AM
  10. Ben Lehtovaara's Avatar
    Is it different from the mail account that you are logged into windows 8 with?
    Same outlook.com email as my Microsoft account. I wonder... Do you have to pin outlook.com before you log in? I am pinning the URL for my signed in Inbox. Is that the problem?
    05-06-2013 10:26 AM
  11. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    Most tiles I pin (like wpcentral) have the "ugly" tile. Some, like imore, just have a color and the ie logo.
    05-06-2013 10:28 AM
  12. stmav's Avatar
    Same outlook.com email as my Microsoft account. I wonder... Do you have to pin outlook.com before you log in? I am pinning the URL for my signed in Inbox. Is that the problem?
    First let me say, my icon is the same as yours. I just didn't think it was ugly so I thought you were talking about a different one.

    You can get an icon with that outlook logo you wanted. Unfortunately the account has to be different from the one you were logged in with. I played around and added an outlook.com account that wasn't the same to mail. From there I was able to pin it to the start with the logo you wanted.
    05-06-2013 10:31 AM
  13. berty6294's Avatar
    I'm getting the small not so good looking tile as well. I've tried every combination of singing out and pinning different pages within outlook and haven't had any success.

    EDIT: except for what the guy above me said lol
    05-06-2013 10:33 AM
  14. Ben Lehtovaara's Avatar
    That is weird. So it has to be an account different from your Microsoft account to work?

    When will MS update Mail to match functionality. Would love sweep functions for my work email.
    05-06-2013 01:25 PM
  15. stmav's Avatar
    I've found where the icons are located. Thinking about renaming them and see if I can get the outlook.com logo instead of the Hotmail logo.

    And I'm with you on the sweep. I've used that feature more than I thought I would.
    05-06-2013 01:47 PM
  16. ShaunKL's Avatar
    Is this Windows 8.1 ?
    Alas no, I just base my start screen off the Xbox 360 dashboard.
    05-06-2013 08:27 PM
  17. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Mine is the small one too. I also use the same Outlook.com account as my MS account.

    05-06-2013 08:52 PM
  18. stmav's Avatar
    Well so much for that idea. I thought I had found the folder with icons for outlook and Hotmail. Removed the Hotmail ones, copied the outlook ones and renamed them with the outlook convention. No change, still shows the Hotmail icon. Will keep digging to see if I can find something else to try.
    05-07-2013 09:30 PM
  19. Wacft's Avatar
    I agree with the pinned sites, they do look terrible. I also am not fond of how Metro IE10 manages favorites. I have a huge long list to scroll forever through.

    Just had a thought, are you sure that isnt the Win8 Mail app Icon when you add your outlook.com account?
    05-12-2013 01:29 PM

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