How to remove the Live Tiles section in Windows 10 Start

We think the Live Tiles section in Start is an awesome feature for Windows 10, but it can be completely removed. It might not be obvious for some users, so we made a quick how-to video. See it in action on a Surface Pro 3 running Windows 10.

  1. First, you'll need to unpin every tile in Start. Right-click each tile and select Unpin from Start.
  2. Once all the tiles are gone, use a mouse or trackpad to drag the right edge of Start all the way to the left.

That's it! We tried resizing Start using the touchscreen, but it doesn't work. You'll need a mouse or trackpad.

If you change your mind and decide to have Live Tiles again, drag the right edge of Start towards the right. You can pin apps by dragging them to the empty area or by right-clicking and selecting Pin to Start.

Microsoft does not make this option easy. There is no toggle to turn the Tile section on or off. Will you be removing the Live Tiles area from Windows 10? Sound off below!

Need more Windows 10 guides like this one? Check out our Windows 10 help, tips and tricks page.

Mark Guim

Mark Guim is Video Editor at Windows Central. He switched to Windows because the MacBook Pro isn't Pro enough. You can follow him on Twitter at @markguim.