SquareOrDesktopTile2 specifies which application appears as a square tile on the Start menu, in position SquareOrDesktopTile2. This position may vary based on the screen size, resolution, and DPI of the target Windows 8 PC.

If the region of the current user account is among those in the Start Tile regional layouts, you can use this setting. For more information, see RegionalOverrides.

Child Elements

Setting Description
AppIdOrPath Specifies the AppID of the Microsoft Store apps, or the path to the desktop apps, which appear as square tiles on the Start screen.
FirstRunTask Specifies the background task that is active, or live, by default for a tile when a user signs in to Windows for the first time.

Valid Configuration Passes




Parent Hierarchy

Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup| StartTiles | RegionalOverrides | RegionalOverride | SquareTiles | SquareOrDesktopTile2

Applies To

For a list of the Windows editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup.

XML Example

The following XML output shows how to use the <SquareOrDesktopTile2> component.

               <AppIdOrPath>C:\programdata\microsoft\windows\start menu\programs\desktoptile1.lnk</AppIdOrPath>
               <AppIdOrPath>C:\programdata\microsoft\windows\start menu\programs\desktoptile3.lnk</AppIdOrPath>