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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.

Well yes, the developer preview is heavily stripped. That's because it's whole and only purpose is so people can make apps for it and make sure existing apps run on it when it comes out. It's not for playing around with, using as a main operating system, or anything else. If you want to do all that then use the Beta or Release Candidate as that what they're for. Developer preview is for making apps new apps so the store will have some good programs when it releases, and existing programs will still work. Nothing else.

The Beta/RC will have options to customize the color, it'll have more apps like email, file browser, metro task manger, etc. All of which are currently locked down in the developer preview.

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Red: 5

Green: 60

Blue: 150

To me that seems like a nice, smooth yet native feeling color for Windows. :)

Here you go: http://metrothemes.deviantart.com/#/d4af2va

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Thanks. Though I was hoping for a blue version of the original background as I'm not a big fan of the tiles. :(

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How do you get the weather tile to display the weather in the Metro desktop like in the picture? The only way I can get the weather to show is click on the tile and it takes me to the a full screen.

I would like to have the weather showing in the tile always on the Metro.

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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.

He asked why the Immersive/Metro experience is "so incomplete and lackluster." The correct response to that is "It's a developer preview."

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How do you get the weather tile to display the weather in the Metro desktop like in the picture? The only way I can get the weather to show is click on the tile and it takes me to the a full screen.

I would like to have the weather showing in the tile always on the Metro.

I don't know what I did but I also got the tiles showing the weather too.

However, although I am in Hong Kong, it just shows the weather in Anaheim, I've check thoroughly that the location and time zones etc were correctly set. :blink:

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I don't know what I did but I also got the tiles showing the weather too.

However, although I am in Hong Kong, it just shows the weather in Anaheim, I've check thoroughly that the location and time zones etc were correctly set. :blink:

If you are using a netbook with 1024x600 res tile info is not supported. change reg key Display1_DownScalingSupported to 1 and then up resolution to 1024x768. this is my guess

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If you are using a netbook with 1024x600 res tile info is not supported. change reg key Display1_DownScalingSupported to 1 and then up resolution to 1024x768. this is my guess

Tks for advice, however, I am on desktop 1024x768. As I don't need the weather tile so I'll leave it after testing the other win8 features. :cool:

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When I set the tile to double size I get the weather on the tile. But some have shown the weather on normal size tiles.

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He asked why the Immersive/Metro experience is "so incomplete and lackluster." The correct response to that is "It's a developer preview."

what a pointless reply. Are you trying to make fun of him? How about figuring out how to enable missing features like smaller or larger tiles?

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You can't enable something that is probably not in there at all, if it's just locked them maybe there's a way but if people think the options are "stripped" out then that means the code itself isn't there. I mean really all it takes for the start screen in the dev preview to go away is removing one dll file for example. So to that extent MS could've left out key dll files that are needed, without those there's nothing we can really do.

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the thing about it being a "developer preview" is it also has to convince the developers weather or not it is worth developing for. if they think the interface is bad enough they won't wanna touch it with a 10 ft pole. they have to like it enough to be passionate enough to develop for it.

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what a pointless reply. Are you trying to make fun of him? How about figuring out how to enable missing features like smaller or larger tiles?

As GP007 mentioned, you can't enable something that likely isn't there. He asked why the experience is incomplete and lackluster, so I'm pointing out that more may be to come; features that cannot be unlocked. It wasn't a pointless reply. Asking why a developer preview (one that isn't even at beta stage) is incomplete is pointless and ridiculous.

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Thanks. Though I was hoping for a blue version of the original background as I'm not a big fan of the tiles. :(

There's the Windows 8 Tweaker on deviantART - you can make the background color any choice that Windows' color-wheel supports (or a customized color) - I went with aluminum-gray background and a Spitzer shot from NASA SpaceScapes Windows 7 themepack as the StartScreen background. For the desktop background itself, I chose (also from the Microsoft Windows 7 ThemePack collection) the Lightning ThemePack.

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epic epic bump - but - does anyone still have this background by any chance? I'd love to use it but all the deviantart links are dead :(

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epic epic bump - but - does anyone still have this background by any chance? I'd love to use it but all the deviantart links are dead :(

I just saw the original post and would love a link to this as well, looks amazing!

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I just saw the original post and would love a link to this as well, looks amazing!

 

It really does - I saw the background somewhere and have been playing google detective for about an hour to end up here.... should've guessed it'd be Panda X really shouldn't I haha !

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Found a blue background version
Would really like the purple one thou

http://mahirh.deviantart.com/art/Blue-Metro-Theme-259156671?q=gallery%3Amahirh&qo=2 <-- blue.

 

Also - its for Windows 8 developer preview only. 

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Will this work?

 

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Will this work?

 

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For the time being until a live BG becomes available :p

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Haha thanks Dot Matrix - I've actually just been doing the same myself in photoshop - I saw it in black and fell in love - it looks superb :)

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Not a problem! :)

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