Some users, using Windows 10/8 are finding that their Tiles on the Start Menu or Start Screen, do not work or respond. One of the most common issues some of them have encountered is when you try to click on an app tile nothing happens, i.e., it won’t open any application.
Windows App Tiles are not working
In this article, I’ll suggest you few tips that would help resolve this problem.
- Check screen or display resolution
- Enable UAC
- Create a new User Account
- Update Display Drivers.
Let us look at this in detail.
1] Check the display resolution
According to a lot of cases I have come across – for the UWP Tiles to work, we need our screen resolution to be more than 1024×768. So make sure you have a display resolution on or over 1024×768. To change the screen resolution right-click on Desktop and click on Screen Resolution.
2] Enable UAC
It’s been reported that if UAC is turned off completely, then the Metro applications won’t work properly. So make sure you don’t disable UAC. To check it
Click on Control Panel. Click on “User Accounts and Family Safety”
Click on User Accounts.
Then click on “Turn On or Off User Account Control.”
Make sure you have set the settings to “Default” as shown in the below picture.
3] Create a new User Accoun
Some users have reported facing this problem when using Microsoft Account as the default login, if you are doing so, change it to Local account, i.e. Create a new Windows user account and make it login under the Local account. Then see if it works.
Click on Control Panel and Highlight Users then click on Other users (Add User).
Now click on “More about logon options”.
Now select “Local Account.
Then fill in your information and Log off your account to log-in to a new account.
4] Update Display Drivers
Finally, if you have issues with your Display drivers tiles cause not to work. So I would recommend installing the latest display drivers. If the drivers are not installing try to install it under compatibility mode. Few GPU manufacturers tweeted that they would send the drivers through Windows update. To apply all the Windows update and see if it works.
If nothing works then run a Repair Install of Windows.
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- Windows Store apps crashing in Windows, by performing Clean Uninstall using PowerShell.