Beginner: How to Disable a Live Tile in Windows 8

By Taylor Gibb on June 7th, 2012


Windows 8 comes with a new Live Tile feature that allows applications to send you information through their tile on the Start Screen. Carry on reading to find how you can individually turn off Live Tiles.

Turning Off a Live Tile in Windows 8

Make sure you are on the Start Screen, if not, press the Windows key to get there.


Next we need to select the tile that we want to disable, to do this we right-click on it.


If you look to the bottom of the screen, you will see a Turn off live tile button, click it.


You can see that the date is no longer shown on our tile.


This little tip will work for any Live Tile on the Start Screen.

Taylor Gibb is a Microsoft MVP and all round geek, he loves everything from Windows 8 to Windows Server 2012 and even C# and PowerShell. You can also follow him on Google+

  • Published 06/7/12
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