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  1. skstrials's Avatar
    Ever since update 1, the customization bar at the bottom that you get when you right click on a start screen tile is no where to be found.

    I can still move around the existing tiles, but it is not possible for me to resize or remove the tile.

    I cannot find the customization bar at the bottom like in this picture. windows81-start-screen.jpg

    All I can get is a check mark on the upper right corner of the tile when I right click, but no customization bar at the bottom.

    What can I do to get the full customization back?

    Anyone else with this issue?

    Thank you so much!
    06-23-2014 02:58 PM
  2. vassilis1924's Avatar
    Hey there!
    By Update 1, you mean Windows 8.1 Update 1?
    If so, you are supposed to get a drop down menu (which sports the same settings as the customization bar) when you right click a tile. Like this:
    screenshot.jpg
    Is that what you get?

    P.S. The language of my Windows is Greek. Sorry about that. But I think you'll get the point.
    06-23-2014 03:36 PM
  3. skstrials's Avatar
    img_20140623_123241.jpg

    Okay this is what I see, I don't even get any menu, and all I get is the check mark at the upper right corner.

    Any ideas?
    06-23-2014 11:36 PM
  4. vassilis1924's Avatar
    (EDIT: I found out that if you select a tile and press "WINDOWS LOGO + Z" brings up the customization bar.
    I'm still working on it)
    Not a proper solution, but to only get a checkmark you should press ctrl+right click. Maybe for some reason this is reversed for you.

    PS: Do you use a mouse or the laptop's touchpad? Maybe it's a driver's thing.

    PPS: I will do some research and come back if/when I find a certain solution for you!
    Last edited by vassilis1924; 06-24-2014 at 02:51 AM.
    06-24-2014 02:29 AM
  5. skstrials's Avatar
    (EDIT: I found out that if you select a tile and press "WINDOWS LOGO + Z" brings up the customization bar.
    I'm still working on it)
    Not a proper solution, but to only get a checkmark you should press ctrl+right click. Maybe for some reason this is reversed for you.

    PS: Do you use a mouse or the laptop's touchpad? Maybe it's a driver's thing.

    PPS: I will do some research and come back if/when I find a certain solution for you!
    Oh YES, Windows logo + Z works!

    This should be fine since I rarely ever change my start screen, but I had to switch now.

    I am using a laptop touchpad, I will certainly check the drivers.

    Thank you again for your help!
    06-24-2014 11:30 AM
  6. vassilis1924's Avatar
    Oh YES, Windows logo + Z works!

    This should be fine since I rarely ever change my start screen, but I had to switch now.

    I am using a laptop touchpad, I will certainly check the drivers.

    Thank you again for your help!
    You are very welcome!

    Sadly, I couldn't find any additional info.
    But I'm glad I could help even with that little!!

    In conclusion, yes check the drivers.
    From what i have read, Windows behaves differently with a mouse than it does with a touch screen.
    So in your situation, maybe it confuses your touchpad with a touch screen, so it expects you to use touch gestures instead of mouse clicks. (like touch & hold a tile instead right-clicking on it).

    Just speculating though. :)

    Please inform me if you find the solution :)
    skstrials likes this.
    06-24-2014 02:48 PM
  7. skstrials's Avatar
    Okay, just for future reference.

    I just found that after I right click a tile and then, swipe down on my touchpad (from top edge to bottom edge), I get a customization bar at the bottom of the screen. But nothing happens if I just right click on a tile.

    Anyways, swiping down on the touchpad is not that big a deal, and I don't change the start screen that often, so it is that big a deal.

    But it is just weird that others are not having this issue.
    07-18-2014 03:01 PM
  8. vassilis1924's Avatar
    It's really strange. Who knows...
    Have you tried updating the touchpad's drivers?
    But straight from the touchpad's manufacturer (e.g. Synaptics)
    07-27-2014 04:14 PM

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