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Changing color of tiles in the start menu

  1. #11


    Germany/Florida
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaydon View Post
    I think, guys, he's talking about the colour of each individual tile and not the whole thing. Don't just re-post the same links if you don't know what he's asking.
    Right. I was looking for a way to make each individual tile a specific color.

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  2. #12


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    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    That ain't gonna happen with Win8 8102.

    You can, however, change colors, seprately, of individual types of tiles.
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
    That ain't gonna happen with Win8 8102.

    You can, however, change colors, seprately, of individual types of tiles.
    What do you mean with "types of tiles"?
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  4. #14


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    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    Desktop Tiles and System Tiles ... though I haven't quite figured out what the system tiles are or, else, I have been unable to change what I believe are the system tiles.
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  5. #15


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    Sounds mysterious.
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  6. #16


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    windows 8 Development


    Hi guys! I been looking at this for about a week. From doing custom applications, I've created my own tiles. All tiles we see, somewhere there has to be some sort of image. Where are these stored? I've serached for .ico, .jpf.gif and found nothing. Has anyone found where these apps are stored/located?

    In my applications, I had to edit css sheets to point to the image I needed. These HAVE to be somewhere. They are on the desktop from somewhere.
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  7. #17


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Right. I was looking for a way to make each individual tile a specific color.
    To revive the thread, some good news at last.

    Check this:
    Custom Tiles (for Desktop Apps)

    Cheers!
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  8. #18


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    Very nice, thanks for posting. I wonder whether that will work with my High Contrast Themes - like this one:

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  9. #19


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I wonder whether that will work with my High Contrast Theme
    Thanks. I've updated that thread's post.

    They work in HC themes.

    They will just keep their color, not fully turn to Black & White like native apps do.
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  10. #20


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Has anybody figured out yet how to easily change the color of the start menu tiles. Mine are mostly green and I like to color code them by type of program.
    Have you tried Olby Tile? I've been using it since I installed 8.1 and it works great - no problems

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    Last edited by Brink; 27 Feb 2015 at 11:20. Reason: fixed quote box
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