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Start Screen Colours

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    Start Screen Colours


    When you install Windows 8 there is a time when the new files are being loaded when the whole screen background changes gradually throughout the whole Windows 8 colour spectrum. This can be demonstrated if you run the Clock App "Illuminating Clock" I like this a lot and would like to be able to make the start screen colours change automatically the same way - can this be done?

    Is there a way to make an app like "Illuminating Clock" appear as a screen saver and to go back into the background at t a touch of a key or mouse?

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  2. #2


    Arnhem, The Netherlands
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition


    You might want to check out "Decor8".

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

    With this program you can edit your Start. The first 30 days are free, so you can try it before you buy it.
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    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Gassucker, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You might see if the free program in OPTION TWO in the tutorial below may be able to help with this. It will let you customize your Start screen quite a bit.

    Start Screen - Change Background Color and Image

    You could press the Windows + C keys to show the Metro clock anytime you like.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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