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Windows 8 start icon colours

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    Windows 8 start icon colours


    hi, on the start screen, how can i change the background colour of the box of an application, for example google chrome is black, how can i make it blue like every other application? also ive seen on other windows 8 pc's, that mail and stuff have different colours, how do i change them? pls help, thank you.

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    I've been trying to achieve same thing and think I will follow your thread here.
    My solution Click image for larger versionwould wind up costing more.
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    Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    I've been trying to achieve same thing and think I will follow your thread here.
    My solution Click image for larger versionwould wind up costing more.
    okay
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo9887 View Post
    hi, on the start screen, how can i change the background colour of the box of an application, for example google chrome is black, how can i make it blue like every other application? also ive seen on other windows 8 pc's, that mail and stuff have different colours, how do i change them? pls help, thank you.
    It's rather complicated but I think this link may be of help -

    Hack the Windows 8 Metro Start Screen Tiles, Icons, and Pictures | a Tech-Recipes Tutorial


    EDIT - Obly Tile works good.
    I got it from the post below.
    By WHS - Team Member.
    Good post !
    See picture of new Tiles created with Obly -
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Untitled.png  
    Last edited by David Bailey; 03 Feb 2013 at 07:03. Reason: Just to show OBLY TILE works from the post below.
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    Germany/Florida
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    THAANNX a lot :]
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    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    You are welcome. Any time.
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    If you take a High Contrast theme and adjust the colours to make it like a regular colour scheme, things like the Start Screen look a lot better! I recommend it!
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Windows 8 start icon colours
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