Some of the apps in Windows 8 Start Screen are Live tiles which display real-time information dynamically. For instance, the Mail tile would display new messages, Calendar would display upcoming event or appointment, and a weather tile would display the current weather condition. However, you can turn-off this Live tiles feature and just convert it to a static tile. To do this, follow the steps below:
- From the Start screen, right-click on the tile of the metro-style app that you want to turn the Live tile off. An app bar is displayed at the bottom of the screen.
- From the app bar, click Turn live tile off button.
- The Live tile is converted to a static tile with no information updates displayed on the tile. The example below shows that Email and Finance apps are currently set as static tiles.