Microsoft Should Bring Live Tiles to the Windows 10 Desktop

Live tiles have always been one of Windows Phone users’ favorite features, expanding beyond the mobile ecosystem with the release of Windows 8.1 and then landing in the Start menu with Windows 10.

Originally launched on phones, live tiles have quickly gained fans, not only because they look good, but also thanks to their purpose. This little feature was supposed to serve as an evolved version of an app’s icon, showing dynamic information like notifications and even previews of what’s stored within the app.

Needless to say, live tiles have improved with every new Windows iteration, and while Windows 10 Mobile is now in the process of being retired, they would continue to be available as part of Windows 10.

But while live tiles are indeed a helpful feature that many Windows 10 users stick to in the Start menu, I feel that Microsoft doesn’t reach their full potential. By restricting them to the Start menu only, Microsoft reduces their visibility, eventually limiting … (read more)

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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.