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#346 George P

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 13:08

IS there a way to use your own background on the Start Screen in RTM yet?





No not yet, expect some sort of tool in the future though. I have no doubt about this ability coming soon.


#347 Dot Matrix

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 13:20

No not yet, expect some sort of tool in the future though. I have no doubt about this ability coming soon.


Yeah, I believe all it requires it editing of a few DLL files. It won't take much to create a simple tool to do that.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 13:44

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#349 KDapp

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 17:11

Transparent Start Screen while I'm working on an app. :)

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#351 WinMunkee

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 19:17

Transparent Start Screen while I'm working on an app. :)


I'm not sure why people are trying to change this. This looks worse. There is nothing wrong with how the start screen functions now. Removing the background only makes it harder to see. Regardless of anything, changing it to see the desktop while you use it still makes it function in the same manner and does not change how it's used.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 08:25

I am a minimalist, it seems.

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#353 Dot Matrix

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 13:43

By the looks of things, I can enlarge the Store tile?

#354 Shane Nokes

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 13:46

By the looks of things, I can enlarge the Store tile?


Yup just right click on it...there should be an option to make it bigger.


Here's my desktop btw...Picture is one I shot with my Lumia 900...shrunk it down to 1280x800 to not make things too big in here:

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 14:02

Here's my desktop btw...Picture is one I shot with my Lumia 900...shrunk it down to 1280x800 to not make things too big in here:


Heh. Very Windows 95. ;)

Here's mine: Panoramic shot of Mount Sharp on Mars taken by Mars Science Lab Curiosity, cropped to fit onto my screens.
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#356 Shane Nokes

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 14:05

Heh. Very Windows 95. ;)


That's actually the feel I was going for, but in higher quality. ;)

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 14:28

Gone completely Modern on my laptop. Loving it so far!

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#358 CJEric

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 16:37

Here's mine: Panoramic shot of Mount Sharp on Mars taken by Mars Science Lab Curiosity, cropped to fit onto my screens.

Just wondering - is this a joke? Don't tell me even you of all people are still having trouble remembering these shortcuts? Or is this for the benefit of other forum members?

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#359 KDapp

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 16:51

I'm not sure why people are trying to change this. This looks worse. There is nothing wrong with how the start screen functions now. Removing the background only makes it harder to see. Regardless of anything, changing it to see the desktop while you use it still makes it function in the same manner and does not change how it's used.


The transparency was actually a glitch from an app I am working on. Personally, I like Windows 8 (except for the scrollbar colors), but as a Developer, I have to pay attention to everyones wants, not just my own. Just because your opinion is that you think it makes it looks worse doesn't mean that's everyones opinion.

#360 George P

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 17:45

A semi-transparent start screen would work, what you'd need is a layer between the tiles and the desktop so that they're not lost in the desktop background and you know you're in something else. It could be something simple as just a darker layer between them or a blur effect or something. I think in the end it'd probably make the transition less jarring to some and it could even look good though I'd have to see it done first to know for sure.



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