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Black.

http://domina2zn.deviantart.com/art/Black-Metro-259141916

late must sleep. will hopefully upload tomorrow. i'm not great at these things so someone more knowledgeable may want to make one.

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Black.

http://domina2zn.dev...Metro-259141916

late must sleep. will hopefully upload tomorrow. i'm not great at these things so someone more knowledgeable may want to make one.

I love this version! Seeing as its your first post here I'll +1 you :D

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Black seems the most popular request and make. I myself am currently working on a black version of the tiles.

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awesome can't wait!! and domina2zn, yours looks fantastic as well!!

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I've posted the black uxtheme.dll:

http://domina2zn.deviantart.com/art/Black-Metro-Tiles-259178062

I'm not much of a forum person, but since panda x was so kind to share a tutorial AND his purple tile theme, I thought I would share back. (I hope to see your black version soon.)

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anyone wanna try my wallpapers on it is free too! Just credit and link me if you are showing it on deviantart. ;-)

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So are the tiles themselves a layer you can mess with? I'm wondering if you can do anything with them transparency wise or have something like themes for them since it seems the desktop tiles color changes though the metro app tiles have some preset color of their own.

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So are the tiles themselves a layer you can mess with? I'm wondering if you can do anything with them transparency wise or have something like themes for them since it seems the desktop tiles color changes though the metro app tiles have some preset color of their own.

Transparency is technically possible with them. I haven't tried it though.

Also just released the 32-bit hex table and Tiles Series - Black http://metrothemes.deviantart.com/

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I've posted the black uxtheme.dll:

http://domina2zn.deviantart.com/art/Black-Metro-Tiles-259178062

I'm not much of a forum person, but since panda x was so kind to share a tutorial AND his purple tile theme, I thought I would share back. (I hope to see your black version soon.)

thanks! looks great!

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Yo Panda X,

Thanks for the great work. I have messed with the transparencies a little. on metro start background the alpha (FF) of hex value i changed to 17, it made the center transparent but not the top and bottom green mosaic. I thought it was just a matter of changing the FF alpha value. My question is how did you change green mosaic to purple tiles? I would like to make something similar with transparency!

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Yo Panda X,

Thanks for the great work. I have messed with the transparencies a little. on metro start background the alpha (FF) of hex value i changed to 17, it made the center transparent but not the top and bottom green mosaic. I thought it was just a matter of changing the FF alpha value. My question is how did you change green mosaic to purple tiles? I would like to make something similar with transparency!

The image I added in shsxs.dll > PNG > 5231 and 5232.png is transparent so the background color shows behind it. Those images are opaque by default.

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The image I added in shsxs.dll > PNG > 5231 and 5232.png is transparent so the background color shows behind it. Those images are opaque by default.

Thanks. the transparency does not work that well. when scrolling the previous buffer frame is still displayed. Any idea on if a transparent theme is possible?

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Transparency is technically possible with them. I haven't tried it though.

Also just released the 32-bit hex table and Tiles Series - Black http://metrothemes.deviantart.com/

Tks for the x86 black, staill waiting for the x86 purple. :laugh:

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Tks for the x86 black, staill waiting for the x86 purple. :laugh:

yo here is a pic of 64bit black with custom top and bottom what do you all think?

metroBluePlasma.png

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can you get rid of the black bar behind the tiles???

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yo here is a pic of 64bit black with custom top and bottom what do you all think?

metroBluePlasma.png

I think maybe you can try to make the top/bottom part as if it's "fading" into the middle, Panda X did it quite nicely and looks more natural.

can you get rid of the black bar behind the tiles???

LOL, this is the 6 million quiz as of now. :laugh:

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It was just an example to see if anyone can get rid of center stripe.

Any luck on transparencies?

Panda are the tiles a background layer or are the 5231 and 32 :1033?

Any ideas on why when changing alpha hex value from FF, frame buffer is not erased and leaves residual images?

Microsoft is still working on it, I guess.

why is metro so incomplete and lackluster?

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It was just an example to see if anyone can get rid of center stripe.

Any luck on transparencies?

Panda are the tiles a background layer or are the 5231 and 32 :1033?

Any ideas on why when changing alpha hex value from FF, frame buffer is not erased and leaves residual images?

Microsoft is still working on it, I guess.

why is metro so incomplete and lackluster?

Two words.

Developer Preview.

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I wonder what the middle colored bar is there for actually. It's a layer of it's own right? What role does it play visually, help with smoother scrolling or something?

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I wonder what the middle colored bar is there for actually. It's a layer of it's own right? What role does it play visually, help with smoother scrolling or something?

The tiles are probably tied to it somehow, I'm guessing when you scroll left and right through the tiles the top and bottom background sections don't actually move but the black bar section is what scrolls

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The tiles are probably tied to it somehow, I'm guessing when you scroll left and right through the tiles the top and bottom background sections don't actually move but the black bar section is what scrolls

The tiles actually move when you scroll either left or right on my end. If you do not see the tiles move on your end, It is probably because it is disabled. If you want it move while scrolling, then you need to enable it.

The Start logo and the login name stay still.

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Two words.

Developer Preview.

Two words,

I wish people would stop with the "It's a Developer Preview". So What if it is? Can't people explore? Can't people dig into what they can and can't do no matter how far along the OS is. Ok that was more than two words.

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Two words,

I wish people would stop with the "It's a Developer Preview". So What if it is? Can't people explore? Can't people dig into what they can and can't do no matter how far along the OS is. Ok that was more than two words.

Hey, you got the wrong end of what I was saying. His quote (I should have edited it to just that line) was that why is Metro so lacking and incomplete. That's because it's a DP, room to improve. I'm not saying it to the reason why you can't explore. I mean even I support it.

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i'm just saying for a MS DP Metro is lacking if they have been working on it for months. I think they striped it. I have to say thanks MS, I hate leaked versions that are even less complete.

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