Saturday, May 28, 2022

Get Live Tiles Back On Windows 11 With Some Simple Tricks

Live tiles was introduced back in Windows 8.1 and was later adapted in Windows 10. Even though it made the Start menu more informative and attractive, not many ended up liking it. However, like every feature, Live Tiles also has some fans and they are missing it on Windows 11.

Windows 11 Start menu doesn’t come with Live Tiles but you can get live tiles back on Windows 11 by using a 3rd party app. Here we have discussed how you can do it!

How To Get Live Tiles Back On Windows 11?

Live tiles were very informative and attractive to look at. Sadly it was not added to Windows 11, or atleast not added yet. Windows 11 doesn’t have any option that can enable the Live tiles back, not even through editing Windows Registry.

The only way you can get the Live tiles back on Windows 11 is using a 3rd party app to create and add it. Here is how you can do it:

  • First you will have to download the Live Tiles Anywhere app from Microsoft Store. After you have installed it, run the app.
  • Now, click on the ALL APPS option. Look for the app you want to create a tile of.

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  • Right-click on the app and select Create a widget option. This will create a live tile of the app on your desktop. You can move it around and place it where you want. You can also choose its size from the default presets after right-clicking on it.

create_a_widget_tile

  • Now you can create the tiles of the apps you want and place them as you wish.

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Using the above steps, you can create tiles for the given apps in the Live Tiles Anywhere app. But this won’t work for the apps not available as a preset. So, what can be done? You will need to create a new custom tile. Here is how you can do it:

  • Open the app again and this time, click on the Create a new custom tile option.

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  • Select the Element to execute option.
  • Click on This app/command/file will be executed section. Select the Installed App option.

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  • Now, click on the Pick an app option.

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  • Select the app you want to create a Live Tile of and click on the Save option.

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  • Click on the Live Tile option and make sure that the Show a live tile if available box is checked.

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  • Now you can set a custom image as the live tile in the Visual Image section and customize the other visual features like background color and text color.
  • After you are finished, click on the Save option.

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  • The Tile will now appear on the Custom Tiles section. Right-click on it and select Create a widget option.

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The live tile will appear on the desktop. Create as many as you want and place them in the way you prefer.

Closing Up

So, there you have it. Now you know how to get live tiles back on Windows 11. If you have any further questions regarding this topic, ask them in the comment section.

Sanmay Chakrabarti
Sanmay is a Windows Insider and editor at BottoBotto. He is a Tech enthusiast and has been writing tech blogs for over 2 years now. He loves reading books, traveling to new places and listening to music in his free time.

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