Music app tile on the Windows 8 Start screen. Live tile is off.
There’s an interesting command I discovered several weeks ago that exposed an even more interesting and previously unused feature of the [XBOX] Music app on Windows 8. In this post, all the screenshots were taken either with the print screen key [Prt Scn] or the Start + S combo [OneNote required] to get those tight lasso shots like this next photo below.
There’s this little hyphen icon in the lower right portion of the screen in the Music app:
Mouse pointer needs to be moved to this portion of the screen to activate and display
The my music section of the Music app on Windows 8.0
Arranged by Genre
Date added is default
The arranged by drop down box in-line with the little carrot pointing downward
This is the easiest, best way to get that same record store style experience. Especially with the new touch devices. Even on a non-touch PC like my Dell it’s a nice feature. In some cases, preferable to the built-in search that you get in all metro or modern apps in Windows 8. You just type and the search kicks in. When finished typing you just hit enter. You also get that same integrated search functionality from the Start screen and you can choose which app to use to search from. For example, the Bing app.
Bing app in Windows 8
- XBOX home page
- XBOX support page
- Windows 8 FAQs
- Games, music, and video: What are the “Music” and “Video” tiles?