Microsoft Surface RT Tip: Deleting Apps

So you have your brand new Microsoft Surface RT tablet and have a few games and apps loaded that you don't like. How do you go about deleting them?

From your Start Screen, just tap/hold the app tile and drag it towards the bottom of the screen. Move the tile just a bit and let go. When you release the tile, a menu bar pops up at the bottom of the screen with various options.

You'll see options to unpin the app, resize the tile, turn on/off Live Tile updates (app dependent) and to uninstall the app. Just tap that option, confirm the deletion and the Surface tablet takes care of the rest.

You can also pull up the option bar from the App List view in the same fashion. Just tap/hold and drag the icon towards the bottom of the screen to pull up the menu bar.

Keep an eye out for our review on the Surface RT and as we learn our way around the Surface tablet, look for more tips in the future as well.


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Microsoft Surface RT Tip: Deleting Apps


Just stood in line for 4 hours and got the 64gb for the wife. She loves it and we already have a few apps, about five books downloaded to the Kindle app, and have her mail set up. So far, I'm really impressed.

Another tip: There is a micro SD memory card slot behind the kickstand to further increase memory capacity. Sweet.

That's awesome! I was going to wait until the end of November but after reading comments like these, I might just go ahead and get one.

Got mine bright and early this morning and love it!

Next Generation OS - check
USB port - check
Micro SD port - check
Real browser with flash - check
Real multitasking - check
Command prompt - check
Video out - check
Built in keyboard that also functions as a cover (option) - check
Built in kick stand - check
8 hour battery - check
Awesome display - check
High volume speakers - uncheck
IPad4 wish list (minus low speakers) - check

The browser doesn't have full flash. Try going to newgrounds.com or duelingnetwork.com two sites I frequent, but unable to on a RT :(

It has full Flash, but only works on some sites allowed by Microsoft. It has a white list. If the site is not on that list - no flash. The list is updated through Windows Update.

Well that's how you select/right click the Tiles in Windows 8 since like forever. I really can't see that as front page news.

Yeah should be common sense and something you learn pretty quick.. There are a lot of other not so well explained features you could cover tho..

Exactly my point. You should gather a bunch of tips, including some really interesting ones, before you make it a headline.

Is there a help menu or tutorial, or are people just expected to tap and flick random places and see if something happens? That's one thing I don't like about the iPhone.

There seems to be a booklet in the box. In the last 12 hours with Surface, I never got time to look at it. :D

More interesting: how do you take screen shots on the Surface? Is the a hardware button shortcut?

Just unboxed mine and tried it for a couple of hours. Wow!!! I've been reading about W8 but never tried it. had WP7 from day 1 and man, do I feel absolutely at home with the surface and win rt. I had a feeling I would love it but it exceeded my expectations. And the touch keyboard? The best ever! I can go on and on but I won't. One very satisfied customer here.

There is problem with pc without touch screen. if want to see address bar, we have to right click on the page. But few sites right click is disabled. so it doent show address bar. here is the example site. www.f1.com rightclick is disabled

Windows Key + L will bring up the URL area.
I have been using W8 RTM since launch and one thing that I use more than any other previous Windows version is the Windows key.  Windows 8 is hot key intensive at times especially w/ apps that don't have a clear exit, etc.

Now that's just funny. Imagine people pranked by getting directed to f1.com. Anywho, it's Ctrl+L, not Win+L. 

I received mine today. Funny thing is that I canceled it Monday night. The only email I got was one confirming the cancelation, no shipment confirmation or anything. Also I haven’t been billed for it yet. Has anyone else received theirs and not been billed?

You can download any program from any site on the Pro. The RT is limited to the App Marketplace, and that's it.

Pro will be able to run "legacy" win 7 apps such as Adobe photo shop, iTunes, and so on. The Office preview should be already able to upgrade to the full version now but there are still some VERY advanced features (ones that I've never even heard of) that are missing.