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    Changing color of tiles in the start menu


    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.
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    Not yet but, I would like to.
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    Here's a good one to try to easily change the Metro background color and image.

    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...lor-image.html
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    Thanks guys. I will explore those. Hopefully it allows to change the tile color. For the background color I had already found some instructions.

    Update: I guess I am out of luck as far as the tiles go. Both tutorials are for the background colors.

    Here are the tiles I want to change

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    For the tile color you must change the C:\Windows\System32\uxtheme.dll with a Hexeditor.
    For x64 0x96F34
    For x86 0x34F74
    Look for 17 93 4B FF and replace it with your color code.
    The 17 93 4B = RGB FF = Alpha
    See here: Metro Design bearbeiten Windows 8
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    Quote Originally Posted by moinmoin View Post
    For the tile color you must change the C:\Windows\System32\uxtheme.dll with a Hexeditor.
    For x64 0x96F34
    For x86 0x34F74
    Look for 17 93 4B FF and replace it with your color code.
    The 17 93 4B = RGB FF = Alpha
    See here: Metro Design bearbeiten Windows 8
    Thank you. That looks like a good start. But it does not seem to allow to change the color of individual tiles. The tutorial, however, is excellent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by moinmoin View Post
    For the tile color you must change the C:\Windows\System32\uxtheme.dll with a Hexeditor.
    For x64 0x96F34
    For x86 0x34F74
    Look for 17 93 4B FF and replace it with your color code.
    The 17 93 4B = RGB FF = Alpha
    See here: Metro Design bearbeiten Windows 8
    Thank you. That looks like a good start. But it does not seem to allow to change the color of individual tiles. The tutorial, however, is excellent.
    LOL, Wolfgang.

    At least you can understand it and read it.
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    But it does not seem to allow to change the color of individual tiles.
    This is unfortunately not possible. Not yet.
    @ mikedl you can (if you want) translate this site with google.
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    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.
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