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[url="http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1899865"]OblyTile[/url] is a free tile creator for Windows that you can use to exchange app tiles on the startpage of the Windows 8 operating system.[/color][color=#101010]
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Here is how it works. You extract the program on your computer and run it afterwards. The application displays four mandatory and one optional field.[/color][list]
[*]Tile name
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Is it usable to non super geeks?

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Sweet.. Will try this out on a VM later tonight. Thanks for the heads up.

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[quote name='EllaP' timestamp='1348998100' post='595216395']
Is it usable to non super geeks?
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It's quite easy to use, even for non-geeks.

Basically, gather your tile images in advance, one large and one small for each tile you want to change.
Then run the program, and fill in the relevant information as stated in the article.:[list]
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Interesting, this can be useful, thanks!

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gave it a quick try:
[attachment=319389:Screenshot (9).png]

This will be great for those who want the full Metro look on their start screen. I will keep an eye on it.
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[quote name='grayscale' timestamp='1349059287' post='595217773']
This will be great for those who want the full Metro look on their start screen. I will keep an eye on it.
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Nice. I love the Notepad++ tile.

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I got it from [url="http://dakirby309.deviantart.com/art/Metro-UI-Dock-Icon-Set-678-Icons-280724102?"]Deviantart[/url] He has 600+ icons there.
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Thanks. Will check it out.

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smartscreen went nuts while trying to download the linked file from skydrive.....

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[quote name='remixedcat' timestamp='1349311908' post='595224139']
smartscreen went nuts while trying to download the linked file from skydrive.....
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Yeah, with me too.
I lived dangerously and overrode it. :D

The download is fine.

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LOL will give it a try on teh vm when i power it back up... too tipsy to mess with it lol

(mmm jewish wine is good)
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Are the generated icons easily portable? That is, can they be backed up and moved to a new Windows install?

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Surely someone will make a more polished program that works similarly. Perhaps Stardock, and I'll have a nice system for managing the tiles.

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[quote name='Bob Baggins' timestamp='1349316485' post='595224231']
Are the generated icons easily portable? That is, can they be backed up and moved to a new Windows install?
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This I'm not sure of. The tiles are stored in the program's folder, so they should be easy to copy over to a new install.
As to getting Windows to re-instate them, I will have to try in a VM.

[quote name='a1ien' timestamp='1349317749' post='595224243']
Surely someone will make a more polished program that works similarly. Perhaps Stardock, and I'll have a nice system for managing the tiles.
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It's only a matter of time. I am guessing that once Windows 8 is released to the public, some enterprising soul will do just that.

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Just bumping this thread, don't think alot of people know about it. Does a pretty neat job.

Might be an idea to start a thread where people can post icons (big and 30px versions).
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^ Thanks, Timan.

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