Turning Windows 8 Live Tiles Off For Demos

Windows 8 live tiles ROCK.  They are an awesome way to keep up with emails, appointments, friends, etc.  However, if you are in front of a crowd doing a demo on Windows 8, or even just showing your new Windows 8 install off to friends and family, it may be undesirable to have your personal details show up on the screen:

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It is super easy to turn the live tile’s off though (without having to actually remove it) to prevent any personal data from being shown to your audience.  Here’s how:

Simply right click on the live tile, or swipe down on it with your finger if you are on a touch device, and from the app bar that appears along the bottom select “Turn live tile off”.

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And you will see the tile revert to its generic icon with no personal details shown.

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Of course when you are done, you can turn the live tile back on using the same steps to get all the useful information back.

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