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  1. #251


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Wienen View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Joga View Post
    My start screen:
    Attachment 9916
    And desktop:
    Attachment 9917

    I made custom icons for my desktop apps with the really awesome program OblyTile and slightly modified versions of these icons. I mostly use the start screen like I used the start menu in Windows 7: mostly shortcuts to folders/libraries and semi-commonly used programs.
    Can you please tell me how you modified those icons? I'm using the same and i'm looking for probably the same modification; I like the icon in the tile smaller than the original.

    Your screenshot looks like you did the trick.
    The app OblyTile was mentioned.
    Read carefully.
    I read carefully Maybe you misunderstood what i meant.
    He is using the icons made by DaKirby309 (see his link "these icons") with Oblytile. The original icon's are allot bigger (with bigger i mean the logo inside the tile) then his icons in his screenshot. So probably he has found a way to shrink these logo's.

    I like to know how he did it.

    I already know the app OblyTile which is a great app b.t.w.

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  2. #252


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Wienen View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Wienen View Post

    Can you please tell me how you modified those icons? I'm using the same and i'm looking for probably the same modification; I like the icon in the tile smaller than the original.

    Your screenshot looks like you did the trick.
    The app OblyTile was mentioned.
    Read carefully.
    I read carefully Maybe you misunderstood what i meant.
    He is using the icons made by DaKirby309 (see his link "these icons") with Oblytile. The original icon's are allot bigger (with bigger i mean the logo inside the tile) then his icons in his screenshot. So probably he has found a way to shrink these logo's.

    I like to know how he did it.

    I already know the app OblyTile which is a great app b.t.w.
    Good info!

    Always good to know a few extra details. Sorry I got it wrong.
    There are too many ways to tell how he did it.
    You can use any program that can resize pictures/icons. I've used GIMP for the same reason and always worked.
    Cool Solutions: Gimp Tips Part 1: Resizing Images
    You can even save as *.ico (icon) format if needed.
    Then put the resized versions in OblyTile. (unless OblyTile has an option for resizing )
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  3. #253


    London
    Posts : 90
    Windows 8.1 pro media centre 64bit


    Here's a great little site for resizing to PNG or ICO format with out the use of a programme such as Gimp or Coreldraw in my case.
    iConvert Icons: Convert ico, icns, and png icons online for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux
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  4. #254


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    I like high contrast. So much easier to read.

    Click image for larger version
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  5. #255


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post

    Good info!

    Always good to know a few extra details. Sorry I got it wrong.
    There are too many ways to tell how he did it.
    You can use any program that can resize pictures/icons. I've used GIMP for the same reason and always worked.
    Cool Solutions: Gimp Tips Part 1: Resizing Images
    You can even save as *.ico (icon) format if needed.
    Then put the re-sized versions in OblyTile. (unless OblyTile has an option for resizing )
    Thanks for the tip! Only it's not that the image size is different but the icon inside the image is smaller. Probably someone edited this for all the icons and put theme somewhere online. So it's easy for me to download

    We will see hopefully Joga is reading this thread
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  6. #256


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Wienen View Post
    Thanks for the tip! Only it's not that the image size is different but the icon inside the image is smaller.
    It's similar:
    You scale the layer in the image and it's fixed.
    You get the needed empty space around the icon (layer).

    Hope someone will give you a link with the mods if this is too hard.
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  7. #257


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8 Pro




    Took me half a day to customize it, finally.

    Last edited by Kris; 24 Nov 2012 at 16:51.
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  8. #258


    San Diego, CA
    Posts : 178
    Windows 10 Tech Preview 10041 x64


    Click image for larger version

    Haven't really done much to mine yet.
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  9. #259


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    There are some real pretty ones.
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  10. #260


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Something different - big tiles >
    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html

    Click image for larger version
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