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Automatic Windows 8.1 Live Tile now available

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Posted 10 years ago | Announcement | Chris Tilley 1 comment

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If you are a Windows 8.0 or 8.1 user and need an excuse to get your HPC:Factor fix that little bit quicker in the morning, we have some good news.

In addition to the existing Windows 7 (and 8.0/8.1) taskbar pinning support for the site, you can now add HPC:Factor to your Windows 8.0/8.1 start screen with multi-size graphical icons in a way that connects to the main news RSS feed to provide a live tile.

To pin HPC:Factor to your Windows 7, 8.0 or 8.1 taskbar, open HPC:Factor in Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher for desktop, not modern UI. Now drag the browser tab heading box (where the tab closing X is) onto the taskbar. When you release the tab, it will pin the site to the taskbar and provide access to the jump list when you right click.

To create a live or static tile on your Windows 8.0 or 8.1 start screen. Open Microsoft Internet Explorer for modern UI. Drag up from the bottom of the screen to pull out the address bar interface (or right click). Tap on the Favourites icon (the star) and then click on the Pin to start screen icon (the drawing pin). You can now select the tile size, set the name and perform other configuration.

There are a wider number of icon sizes available for Internet Explorer 11 under Windows 8.1 compared to Windows 8.0. If you haven't upgraded to Windows 8.1 yet, it is free to download from the Windows Store and we would strongly encourage you to download it as soon as possible.

When enabled, the Live Tile will cycle through the five most recent home page news items for your viewing pleasure or can be turned off to create an official static tile.
Posted on 05 March 2014 at 20:20By Chris Tilley (C:Amie)

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