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    If you are like me, I am coming from the iPad to Surface. On my iPad I have folders of apps that I categorize for better organization and a less cluttered screen. When I got my Surface, I was wondering if it had similar functionality. While you can’t create folders, you can though create groups of tiles/apps.

     

    I have done this and have been using these groups. After doing so, I have come to admire how the Surface handles this and have grown fond of it. I actually like it better than having folders so to say.

     

    So, here is a quick How To on creating groups on your Surface RT.

     

    First, pinch inward to zoom the Start screen out. There you will see a bird’s eye view of the Start screen and the tiles you have on it.

     

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    Second, press and slide down the section that you want (at least one app has to be in the section to be able to select it) to create a group of. Once it is selected, you will get the action bar and it will prompt you to create a name for the group. Type in a name and click the name button.

     

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    Voila! You know have a grouping on your start screen. You can now add tiles to that grouping by moving them into that section/group.

     

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    You can also check out the how to video below.

     

     

    by Kyle Reddoch aka @SurfaceNerd

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    I thought this one was a good tip as well. I remember doing the edits and publishing it. I was pinching and grouping like crazy! It's awesome to learn something new yet so simple. TY Kyle. Also, thanks for reading and listening Tishawn.
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    Just got a Surface for Xmas...arg...have to learn how to do stuff....My iphone was so much easier...but I am willing to learn the surface. Thanks for the clip on organizing a group. I downloaded a game...but it doesn't automatically go into the games folder...So I thought I would name it with a group for future game downloads...the pop up menu at the bottom does not allow me to Name it. Can I drag it into the Game folder on Start? or establish a Group and have all future games go under that group - and if I can....why doesn't the Name option come up on the bottom of the menu after I tag it? Thanks
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