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For all who want to tweak the Start Screen of the Consumer Preview

  1. #11


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Where do I find this 'Start Screen Customizer; ??

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  2. #12


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    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Where do I find this 'Start Screen Customizer; ??
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview Start Screen Customizer

    Coke Robot gave the link in the first post.
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  3. #13


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Thanks, downloaded.
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  4. #14


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    Is there a way to change the Icon inside the tile as well -- this customizer looks like a great start but probably could do with one or two "tweaks".

    I appreciate your effort -- Freeware is great -- just suggesting a slight improvement which really would make this app "The Dogs B-----ks" !!.

    Cheers and thanks

    jimbo
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  5. #15


    Good tool however I tried to change the start screen background to a picture with no success at all. Also I could not get the title text to change colour. Not sure why.
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  6. #16


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    Quote Originally Posted by loquacious View Post
    Good tool however I tried to change the start screen background to a picture with no success at all. Also I could not get the title text to change colour. Not sure why.
    For now, the inability to use pictures for the start screen, is a Microsoft imposed limitation, the other changes should work.
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  7. #17


    Thanks Calico I'll give it another try. I had to refresh my installation due to problems with I 10 caused by internet download manager.
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  8. #18


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    win 8 cp


    how do u get this to work without it compromising mail, people and messaging apps? every time i install it, those apps dont work and if i system restore all is fine again so is definately bug in the apps. sfc /scannow it wipes the changes made by the wcp tools from the pc. anyone had this problem and figured it out?
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  9. #19


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    Quote Originally Posted by pojomojo View Post
    how do u get this to work without it compromising mail, people and messaging apps? every time i install it, those apps dont work and if i system restore all is fine again so is definately bug in the apps. sfc /scannow it wipes the changes made by the wcp tools from the pc. anyone had this problem and figured it out?
    Unfortunately, some people have had this problem. It is being looked at.
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  10. #20


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by Calico View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pojomojo View Post
    how do u get this to work without it compromising mail, people and messaging apps? every time i install it, those apps dont work and if i system restore all is fine again so is definately bug in the apps. sfc /scannow it wipes the changes made by the wcp tools from the pc. anyone had this problem and figured it out?
    Unfortunately, some people have had this problem. It is being looked at.

    Hi there
    Don't mind that particular problem -- those are 3 apps I wouldn't use anyway -- I use OUTLOOK 2010 for email, LYNC for messaging etc etc and don't bother with a "People" type apps so that particular error doesn't bother me.

    You can change the SIZE of those tiles however to smaller square ones. I don't really like having the HUGE tiles on my screen -- I don't need glasses as thick as Milk Bottles to see the screen which is what those large tiles would suggest I'm using.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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