IN PICTURES: Windows 8 cheat sheet

With Windows 8, Microsoft introduces a brand new interface that feels designed more for tablets than for laptops and desktops. We'll help you find your way around the new OS and make the most of its features.

Customizing the Start screen

By default, the tiles on the Start screen seem to be randomly placed into groups, but you can group them however you like. To move a tile to a different group, just drag and drop it. To create a new group, drag a tile away from existing groups until you see a vertical bar, then drop the tile.

To move a group to a different location on the Start screen, mouse over the bottom-right corner of the screen and click the − (minus) icon. All of your groups and tiles will minimize to small thumbnails. Right-click a group, then drag and drop it wherever you want it to be.

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