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Open the people application. Tap your avatar on the main page (with the 'all' heading). Tap the pin icon.


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I assume you are talking about a hard limit, and not a practical limit, right? I have yet to read or talk to anyone who has noticed a hard limit. That being said, I imagine there is one. The bigger question is what comes first, the hard limit or the practical one? Can you honestly, truly use your phone with 50 live tiles? Do you really need every contact ...


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Go to your IE settings and clear your history. Once done go back to google.com. Wait a second as the button is loaded after the page but you should see it. Tap the button, and pin the resulting screen. Some people claim they had to reboot or refresh the page several times to get it to show up. I didn't need to, but your mileage may vary.


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Are you referring to the people live title? If so then: On Start, flick left to the App list. Navigate down to People. Tap and hold the People app, then tap Pin to Start. You don't need to reset your phone.


7

It's very simple, just go to Settings → Start + theme and enable the "Show more tiles" option. This enables two extra small tiles or one extra medium tile per row. For more information, see these links: Personalising your Start screen and theme colour - WindowsPhone.com Windows Phone 8.1 Tip: Show More Tiles - WinSupersite.com


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The Me Tile is no longer available in Windows 10 Mobile. Here is the full list of deprecated features: Notifications for missed calls, messages and emails on contact tiles is not supported at the time of Windows 10 Mobile release. Me Tile and Me Card are no longer supported. Cortana can no longer search for apps, settings, email, text messages, contacts and ...


6

There are only 2 options. 1 have seperate inboxes and thus seperate live tiles or link mailboxes to a unified mailbox and get a unified livetile. There is no way to have a linked inbox and in the linked inbox have seperate inboxes again.. thats just how the linked inboxes work. how to create a unified mailbox


5

You can choose to show only pictures that you've marked as "Favorites". So if you put a picture in "Favorites", it will show up on the Pictures live tile.


5

Developers may only update Live Tiles every half hour. Being an OEM partner HTC is the only one being able to offer a clock where the tile can update every Minute. But as Maura said, this is currently exclusive to the 8X (and 8S I guess).


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There is no official way to do that. The calendar is a built in application, and is configured as to how Microsoft deems best according to the research and usability studies it has done. What you can customize in the calendar (sorry, nothing for the live tile) The color for each calendar Show to-dos only show facebook events for those you have responded to....


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You can do this with an application called App folder if you have the Lumia Amber update. To check if you do, follow these instructions. Then install App folder. This app will allow you to create a folder with a selection of apps in it. App Folder. A new Start screen feature for grouping similar apps and settings, making it easier to personalize and ...


5

You can add tiles and set the size of your favorite apps to the start screen by following these simple instruction. Add a new tile: Resize a tile:


4

I've just discovered what happened and sucessfuly reproduced. I saw a post in Windows Phone Brasil (in Portuguese) about the same thing. In the case someone suggest it happen when Windows Phone is doing its backup in the cloud and Whatsapp take long because it has more local things to go to the cloud (because this is more perceptible). So I went to Backup ...


4

This is a design decision made by the Windows Phone team at Microsoft and the home screen has been this way since Windows Phone 7 up to Windows Phone 8 GDR 3 (or Update 3). Has anyone else noticed this? You bet. There are very active discussions about this taking place on: WPCentral: Screen blank space at the top Windows Phone User Voice: Start Screen ...


4

Use an app like Transparency Tiles, it can make almost all your tiles transparent (with some exceptions), and works with both Windows Phone 8.0 and 8.1.


4

Just go to app list, hold Messaging app and tap pin to start.


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Swipe left when you are on Opening Screen,then you will get all the list.From here here you can press and hold on any app icon to pop up the menu regarding that App. Here you will get multiple options like Pin to start,Rate and Review,Share and Uninstall.Select the Pin to start and you will get your app icon on the Opening Screen.


3

If you mean making a live tile on the phone start screen, then no, you're limited to the 3 official sizes that WP8 supports. The feature suggestions URL you have is correct.


3

You can't change the tile colours, they are decided by the app. But... you can install apps that create custom "launcher" tiles for many of the phone's functions. Such an app is Wiztiles. How useful they are depends on your use cases, though.


3

The following solution worked for me: Clear the web history in Internet Explorer Open Internet Explorer Go to Settings Tap "delete history" Confirm deletion (passwords don't have to be deleted) Remove/unpin all black tiles from start screen Pin web pages again to start screen


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If I'm not mistaken I think Ben Riga (Tech evangalist, Microsoft) said that the maximum number of pinned tiles is 256 (2^8). Which is almost unlimited :P


3

No, you can not control which calendars show information on live tile or lock screen. All calendars are treated equal, and as such any entry from any calendar is displayed.


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If a tile gets unpinned from the start screen, that doesn't mean its uninstalled from the phone.. It's simply removed from the start menu of the phone. Follow the following steps to get it back to the start screen: Unlock your phone, and whilst on the start screen, swipe from the right of the screen to the left. Click on the search field and type in ...


2

That second alternative is not a pinned website, but an actual Google WP7 app. As far as I know it is still the only one, but you can find it here: http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=220bfbf2-ee02-496c-a656-651a6c0c6518


2

In "Me" tile when I read the notification it stops to show in back tile. If you open the Me tile and wait for it to sync, everything will be considered "read". You can see the progress-bar in the top. Facebook posts are considered read as well, if you read them on Facebook website or with the Facebook App. Twitter posts are considered read when the sync is ...


2

Open Photos by tapping on Photos live tile Tap "..." and tap "Settings" Tap "Shuffle Now" It'll just renew the images cached for the Photos` live tile. If you still see the same images, restart your phone for it to take effect.


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Note: For Windows Phone 8 There are multiple clock apps, both analog and digital, if you check the store. A good (free) one is called "World Clock" from Live Apps - you can create one or more live tile clocks. The HTC 8x has an in-the-box time tile, by the way but it's currently unique to the 8x.


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This usually happens when an app update is being installed and the app is therefore blocked during that time. However, there seems to be a bug that grays out the tile even if not update is being applied. Especially WhatsApp seems to suffer from this problem (also it's propably getting more attention because a lot of people use this app). The "quick" way to ...


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I have had the same problem twice. Here is the fix that worked for me. Unpin all the blank website tiles Open IE settings and delete browser history Under IE advanced setting, uncheck 'allow files to be saved to the phone' Reboot phone Under IE advanced settings, check 'allow files to be saved to the phone'


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I think this could have been the Chronos Calendar app which is on my start screen. About half an hour after seeing the error (not immediately, though ...) the Chronos tile stopped showing upcoming appointments and just showed a logo. Even after a restart. In the Chronos settings I found the Live Tile Activated setting was unchecked. Switched it on again and ...


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