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Custom Start Menu Picture Background

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center

    Custom Start Menu Picture Background


    hello im new in here,umm how can i change my start menu background picture into a custom ones

    any response is appreciated!(except troll ones)

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  2. #2


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit


    Go to Control panel>Persnolisation. And choose Your Theme
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Hello there!

    Windows 8 doesn't really allow for custom Start Screen backgrounds, without a third party tool to do so. Even still, you only get just top and bottom images, not full screen. But, I've seen and read that if you double the height of the image's pixel of that to your screen resolution's, you're able to get a full image.

    The reason behind this was that Microsoft didn't think it would be correct to take a UI that is more or less a panorama and have people put distorted images on the background, where the tiles would cover potentially the main focus of the image.

    It can be done though.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center


    ohh i see..but still how can i do that? i tried many customizing tools but none of them is compatible with windows 8 pro build 9200 o.O
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  5. #5


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center


    @ghost619 yes i already know that what i mean is "Custom Picture" picture that i want to make of
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  6. #6


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Hello killingZ. Welcome to the Eight Forums.
    There are a couple of programs in the Store that you can use to customize tiles. - not free -

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  7. #7


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center


    thank you for suggesting that appreciated it. but i dont need to customize the tile i need to customize is the BACKGROUND of the start menu thanks!
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  8. #8


    Posts : 15
    Windows 8 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by killingZ View Post
    hello im new in here,umm how can i change my start menu background picture into a custom ones

    any response is appreciated!(except troll ones)
    Hello killingZ,
    I am also a new User of Windows 8....searching for the same thing as u. Need to change background image and put a custom one....so please if u come to tell me...thanks....!!
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  9. #9


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Decor8 - Personalize the Windows® 8 Start screen with Decor8™!

    Here is the Decor8 app to customize the Start Screen to no end!!

    It's a 30 day trial at first, where you will have to pay five dollars for in the end. It's definitely worthwhile though!
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  10. #10


    Posts : 15
    Windows 8 Pro 64 bit


    Alright Thank you Coke Robot....Your help is Much Appreciated..
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