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Windows Phone 8.1 Start Backgrounds

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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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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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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...

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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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http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/start-screen-customizer/087fa43e-7951-4da4-9403-6a26ab013ff4

 

http://1drv.ms/1f720Pp

http://1drv.ms/1lhjASc

http://www.facets.la/

https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=610731e7b3fd5f6d&id=610731E7B3FD5F6D%216800&ithint=folder&authkey=!ALqPfq6bLjQfISA

https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=903f79187e0690a7&id=903F79187E0690A7%21404&ithint=folder,.jpg&authkey=!AAsGTdC-h88S_ws

http://1drv.ms/1eDIbvT

http://1drv.ms/1kRASsl

http://forums.wpcentral.com/attachments/windows-phone-8-1/62442-ta8tovh.jpg

http://forums.wpcentral.com/attachments/windows-phone-8-1/62443-2zoedpi.jpg

http://forums.wpcentral.com/attachments/windows-phone-8-1/62444-jrzpjwp.jpg

http://forums.wpcentral.com/attachments/windows-phone-8-1/62445-gbekk4r.jpg

http://forums.wpcentral.com/attachments/windows-phone-8-1/62481-the_complex_by_nuukeer-d5uycvj.jpg

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

http://forums.wpcentral.com/attachments/windows-phone-8-1/62500-gradient-phone-07.png

http://forums.wpcentral.com/attachments/windows-phone-8-1/62499-gradient-phone-06.png

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http://forums.wpcentral.com/attachments/windows-phone-8-1/62497-gradient-phone-04.png

http://forums.wpcentral.com/attachments/windows-phone-8-1/62496-gradient-phone-03.png

http://forums.wpcentral.com/attachments/windows-phone-8-1/62495-gradient-phone-02.png

http://forums.wpcentral.com/attachments/windows-phone-8-1/62494-gradient-phone-01.png

https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=610731e7b3fd5f6d&id=610731E7B3FD5F6D%21941&v=3&ithint=photo,.jpg&authkey=!AOWIm85H5TNrI-Y

 

More later...

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

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Here's mine...

 

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

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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

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

 

http://www.wpcentral.com/how-get-beautiful-start-backgrounds-windows-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.

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

 

http://www.wpcentral.com/how-get-beautiful-start-backgrounds-windows-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!

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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 >.<

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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...

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There is also an app in the store now that will turn your tiles transparent if they aren't.  So for example Music, Videos and Games tiles don't show your background image but with this app it does that.  I think those will natively support it with future updates to them but for now it's an option.

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There is also an app in the store now that will turn your tiles transparent if they aren't.  So for example Music, Videos and Games tiles don't show your background image but with this app it does that.  I think those will natively support it with future updates to them but for now it's an option.

Whats it called?

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I found it.   Here's the link

 

http://windowsphone.com/s?appid=6191d0ba-0c69-43ab-8520-669a4fe0f89d

 

App is called Tilesparency.

Are you sure it lets you turn opaque tiles transparent? All I can get it to do is add a blank transparent tile to my start screen.

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Are you sure it lets you turn opaque tiles transparent? All I can get it to do is add a blank transparent tile to my start screen.

 

You're right, I had the wrong idea about this.

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The app that actually creates transparent tiles for some live tiles is called Transparency Tiles. You can download it here: http://windowsphone.com/s?appId=f4125e62-a88b-4f7d-b8f6-3cd60069f105

 

It will only allow for tiles they have pre-programmed, but they have the main ones.

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This is my current background, I like autumn themes plus my 1520 is red so it blends really nice.

 

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I found it.   Here's the link

 

http://windowsphone.com/s?appid=6191d0ba-0c69-43ab-8520-669a4fe0f89d

 

App is called Tilesparency.

 

Holy smokin' Ads on that thing! And it's buggy and crashes a lot too. Found this one: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/tilegap/0c4ccb3f-f405-47bd-8d9e-1e59667b5a47. No ads and works like a charm. Allowed me to get this Nexus look on my Lumia!

 

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Holy smokin' Ads on that thing! And it's buggy and crashes a lot too. Found this one: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/tilegap/0c4ccb3f-f405-47bd-8d9e-1e59667b5a47. No ads and works like a charm. Allowed me to get this Nexus look on my Lumia!

 

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Talk about minimalist.     I also had settings pinned to my screen in 8.0 but now there's the all settings button in the action center so I unpinned the tile.

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