Summary. Looking at your Start screen, you’ve probably noticed that the tiles are two different sizes. There are large rectangular tiles and then smaller, square tiles. This raises a few questions, but key among them is whether it’s possible to customize individual tiles so that they are one or the other size. It depends.. You will now have additional resolution options, such as 1024×768 and 1152×864. If you do have multiple resolution choices, try each (that’s above 1024 x 600) to see which looks best. But either way, Metro apps will now work.. • Install: There are two reasons you might see an Install button. First, you have previously downloaded/purchased the app, so Windows Store is making it available to you now on another computer or device. Or second, the app is free.. In some cases, only the navigation bar will appear, allowing you to type a URL into the address bar or perform other actions. If you don’t see the tab switcher as well, simply swipe down from the top of the screen (or perform any other input action that will display an edge UI).Understanding the Navigation Bar. As with mobile device browsers, IE Metro does not support the notion of Home, let alone allow you to configure multiple homepages, as does the desktop version of IE. Instead, the browser maintains state between sessions, and even between shutdowns, so that the last site you were visiting—all open tabs, really—are automatically reloaded the next time you open IE Metro.Back and Forward. One last hoop: Newly installed providers don’t always show up in the Manage Add-ons window immediately. To make that happen, you may need to close the Manage Add-ons window and try again. It’s surprisingly laborious.. You can change the look of the Maps presentation in two ways:. • Play: This button plays the current selection, which can be a song, an album, or an artist, and triggers the app bar-based Now Playing experience shown
in Figure 9-28. Here you’ll find useful on-screen playback controls and other buttons.. Microsoft will be replacing the Xbox Companion app with a similar but more powerful app called Xbox SmartGlass, which should be available by the end of 2012. You may want to look for this app, too.. • Gamer Picture: This is a small, usually simple picture that represents you online. Subscribers to the free Xbox LIVE service have one Gamer Picture, which is shown to all users, while Xbox LIVE Gold gamers can have two: one for friends and one for the general populace. (See? That $50 annual feedoes make sense.) If you have a video camera add-on for the Xbox 360 console, you can use that to take a still photo of yourself as a gamer picture, but only for friends to see.. Although 200 to 1,000 achievement points seems like a wide range, it is, in fact, even wider than that.. Figure 14-3: EAS clients like Mail app will be required to conform to your workplace’s policies before they can be used with a work-based account. [Картинка: i_433.jpg]. Figure 14-13: Mounting a VHD as if it were a physical disk [Картинка: i_443.jpg]. Paul Thurrott, the author of over 20 books, is a technology analyst at Windows IT Pro and the editor of the SuperSite for Windows (winsupersite.com). In addition to his daily contributions to the SuperSite, he writes a daily Windows news and information newsletter calledWinInfo, a weekly editorial forWindows IT Pro UPDATE, and a monthly column forWindows IT Pro Magazine. He also co-hosts two highly-rated technology podcasts:Windows Weekly with Leo Laporte and Mary Jo Foley andWhat The Tech with Andrew Zarian. You can follow Paul’s exploits on Twitter at @thurrott..