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Creating wide tiles

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    Creating wide tiles


    Hello guys.

    I'm here since I need some help to customize wide tiles on Windows 8.1.
    Well, given that Oblytile can't make wide tiles at the moment I'm using Tile Genie.
    But here is the problem : Tile genie can only open website links and, moreover, through his interface (to open a google.com page Tile Genie "lunches itself" ...)
    I've also try StyleTile (in the store) but it's like Tile Genie, it lunches the application and then redirects ...

    So, is there a way to reassign a tile (created with Tile Genie for example) in order to directly open a folder without going through the app which made it (like oblytile does in fact) ?

    To resume, here's what I want to do : http://i.imgur.com/WmRTL.jpg ( the 3 wide tiles "The fingers bleed in the factories" ; this is Kris start page)
    ) ; And I want them to redirect me directly to the folders I created.

    Excuse my broken English, I'm from France.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,093
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Although I haven't tried it yet, I thought Win 8.1 gave your the ability to create and resize tiles. So, if that is true, why don't you just create a tile for the folder you want to access and resize it?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    why don't you just create a tile for the folder you want to access and resize it?
    Because it's impossible to resize that kind of tile with the wide/large option (only 2 options available : small and medium).
    Moreover, I wouldn't be able to change the image of that tile.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    So, is there no way to do this ?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    There is, but involves programing, I'm searching how to do it, if I'm successful I share the codes and the instructions of the basic (change the directory that you want to open and the picture of the tile)
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  6. #6


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Quote Originally Posted by Dystopial View Post
    why don't you just create a tile for the folder you want to access and resize it?
    Because it's impossible to resize that kind of tile with the wide/large option (only 2 options available : small and medium). Moreover, I wouldn't be able to change the image of that tile.

    Feel funny responding to a thread with no activity for 7 months.
    Oblytile version 0.9.7 (in 8.1) can make HUGE tiles with any image you care to use.
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