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#1 Ironman273

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 18:57

I'm not sure if this is the right place but I was thinking we could have a thread where people could post backgrounds that work well for the Start Background.  Currently I'm using the undersea picture which looks awesome.  I've tried other pictures but for me the monochromatic ones seem to be easier to use for me.  i also match the highlight text to the main color of the picture.

 

So if you have some cool backgrounds show it here!




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Posted 15 April 2014 - 19:25

I've tried some, but for now I'm back to black and steel...

What's the keys for a screenshot again though.

I have to many tiles with opaque background anyway, I wish the opaque tiles looked like they do while you're re-arranging.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 22:00

I've tried some, but for now I'm back to black and steel...

What's the keys for a screenshot again though.

I have to many tiles with opaque background anyway, I wish the opaque tiles looked like they do while you're re-arranging.

Yes!!  I thought the same thing!!  Also, I wonder if developers will want to make theme colored icons now instead of their own color...



#4 Stoffel

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 22:36

It would be nice if the user could get a choice of transparent or App color

Don't know if that's possible. But that way everybody is happy doesn't matter if you choose with or without background



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Posted 15 April 2014 - 23:23

http://www.windowsph...03-6a26ab013ff4

 

http://1drv.ms/1f720Pp

http://1drv.ms/1lhjASc

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https://onedrive.liv...ALqPfq6bLjQfISA

https://onedrive.liv...AAsGTdC-h88S_ws

http://1drv.ms/1eDIbvT

http://1drv.ms/1kRASsl

http://forums.wpcent...442-ta8tovh.jpg

http://forums.wpcent...443-2zoedpi.jpg

http://forums.wpcent...444-jrzpjwp.jpg

http://forums.wpcent...445-gbekk4r.jpg

http://forums.wpcent...eer-d5uycvj.jpg

http://imgur.com/a/Rxjxx#0burWMU

http://forums.wpcent...nt-phone-07.png

http://forums.wpcent...nt-phone-06.png

http://forums.wpcent...nt-phone-05.png

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http://forums.wpcent...nt-phone-03.png

http://forums.wpcent...nt-phone-02.png

http://forums.wpcent...nt-phone-01.png

https://onedrive.liv...AOWIm85H5TNrI-Y

 

More later...



#6 HawkMan

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 23:25

How about posting pictures we can actually see, not linked and requiring logging on...

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 23:42

Here's mine...

 

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#8 duddit2

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 00:28

They don't look as good as a static image, the parallax effect is well cool

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 00:32

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 00:36

How about posting pictures we can actually see, not linked and requiring logging on...

 

I don't know if your comment was directed at me (probably was) and just trying to be plain rude, but I just posted start screen backgrounds that I found, and I took time to do so. Unlike everyone else, who hasn't posted anything or posted Start Screen screenshots (which it clearly says backgrounds in the title). I'm sorry if I didn't post by *your* rules, but I didn't know we had to find images that were not hosted on onedrive, I don't own those onedrive accounts, and some were posted on WPcentral. I don't see anyone there complaining, just happily posting their backgrounds, likewise no one else besides you is complaining here.

 

If I totally took your post the wrong way, sorry.

 

Ones that I created:

http://1drv.ms/1gDFpKZ



#11 George P

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 06:52

This post over at WPCentral should be of interest to you guys.

 

http://www.wpcentral...indows-phone-81

 

Go a bit more down to see new apps that allow you to either add/get new backgrounds or tweak/make them yourself.



#12 OP Ironman273

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 02:24

This post over at WPCentral should be of interest to you guys.

 

http://www.wpcentral...indows-phone-81

 

Go a bit more down to see new apps that allow you to either add/get new backgrounds or tweak/make them yourself.

I was going to post that but I was mobile all day.  Thanks for doing it!



#13 articuno1au

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 02:33

There's also a Wallbase client for WP.

 

I've been using it for images for my phone. It's awesome :D

 

 

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Also, random side note, it seems like everyone puts their people tile in the top right corner >.<



#14 articuno1au

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 04:09

http://www.windowsph...5e-37743e328384

 

The wallbase app I was suggesting :)



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Posted 17 April 2014 - 05:21

went back yesterday to the good old accent colors and two column of tiles, backgrounds doesn't look right for me and 3 column of tiles looks too small on 4 + 4.3 inch screens i should start thinking of upgrading to 930 or 1520...