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  1. #121


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    Yep, that's exactly how you get that. The rows are screen resolution dependent, but if you have five rows, you can't get six, I've already tried.

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  2. #122


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    windows8 pro-8.1 -64 bits


    My desktop win 8 pro
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  3. #123


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


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    Just found this app to put picture tiles....

    YES!
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  4. #124


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
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    Just found this app to put picture tiles....

    YES!
    What is that app? Just curious if it's for tiles.

    A hint:
    I see the rest is still in black-red... you probably go similar cursors already:
    Looks like aero7 but the colors are right.
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    Some look bad (picture is re-scaled) but the rest is right.
    The Win8 version is not yet available but you get the idea.
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  5. #125


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    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    Ah, sorry, but I couldn't resist.....yes, it's real, and running in DOS-Box
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  6. #126


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
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    Just found this app to put picture tiles....

    YES!
    What is that app? Just curious if it's for tiles.

    A hint:
    I see the rest is still in black-red... you probably go similar cursors already:
    Looks like aero7 but the colors are right.
    Click image for larger version
    Some look bad (picture is re-scaled) but the rest is right.
    The Win8 version is not yet available but you get the idea.
    Ooohh, I haven't looked into cursors yet for 8, but I like that red and black set! I do believe the app is called Custom Tile Maker, something of that sort. It has the Microsoft logo except it's magenta. That is the one.


    But for some reason, even though it says it's free, you can't yet to a 5 row pattern as it says to buy a custom tiles pack for $1.49. Seems like the app is still being worked on a bit.
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  7. #127


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    @Coke Robot
    Thanks for the info. I made those cursors a while ago. It's a derivative from the main theme: orange-gold, blue-cyan and red-yellow ones were also made, some look better than others.

    @Kat
    Looks nice and old but somehow resembles the 8 RTM aero. He he .
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  8. #128


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I'd love to see some more metro styled cursors, like instead of a flattened Areo loading animation, it could be the little metro loading circle animation and such. And in complementary colors to the Start Screen of course.
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  9. #129


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    Windows 8 Pro 64 bit

    Request answered in Forum Totorial.


    Quote Originally Posted by prospero View Post
    Here's mine...Attachment 6576
    Hello Prospero, I very much like your layout. I've ordered my copy of W8 and will install it a.s.a.p but in the meantime I'm finding out all I can to help me during early use of the new OS. I've just finished reading The Complete Guide to Windows 8 which unfortunately is anything but. As a fellow Silver Surfer of quite advanced years may I request a brief guide to how you achieved your Start Screen set-up please. Am I correct in assuming you needed first to create shortcuts to the Start Screen for all items show; and how did you group and entitled them.
    I shall be using W8 with standard keyboard & mouse only. Thank you in anticipation of your kind reply.
    My regards.
    Yorky.

    Jumped before I looked I'm afraid. Shortly after posting this I found the complete answer to my question and more besides in the excellent Tutorials within this Forum. Nevertheless, my thanks anyway and of course to the Tutorials. I can see that this Forum is going to be my first Port of Call on what may be many choppy seas while I learn the ropes.
    Last edited by Yorky; 28 Sep 2012 at 08:26. Reason: Found answer in Tutorials.
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  10. #130


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I'd love to see some more metro styled cursors, like instead of a flattened Areo loading animation, it could be the little metro loading circle animation and such. And in complementary colors to the Start Screen of course.
    Everything is possible in graphic editing, yes, the flattened aero loading is the one on the cursor: Click image for larger version
    But where do you see the little metro loading circle animation? Sorry I rarely use apps.
    To use that one you'll need to know where the files are, like for example the cursors are in c:\Window\Cursors, or at least export the desired animation somehow.
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