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  1. #11


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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Just downloaded it on my L520. Does seem better than 8 but I guess I'm just a blocky tile hater. Hate the standard colors assigned to them. I have an abundance of green at the moment, is there an app that lets the user change the looks?
    Last edited by popeye; 31 Jul 2014 at 16:07.

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  2. #12


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Just downloaded it on my L520. Does seem better than 8 but I guess I'm just a blocky tile hater. Hate the standard colors assigned to them. I have an abundance of green at the moments, is there an app that lets to user change the looks?
    If you like, you could change the accent color that will all change the app tile colors on Start.

    Windows Phone 8 Accent Color and Background Theme - Change
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  3. #13


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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Just downloaded it on my L520. Does seem better than 8 but I guess I'm just a blocky tile hater. Hate the standard colors assigned to them. I have an abundance of green at the moments, is there an app that lets to user change the looks?
    If you like, you could change the accent color that will all change the app tile colors on Start.

    Windows Phone 8 Accent Color and Background Theme - Change
    Thanks Shawn, I will at least set it to something I like better. Still hate that so many of the standard tiles get set to the same color. Same thing I don't like on PC Windows and one reason why I use Classic Shell and desktop.

    Guess I'm old and getting more resistant to change.
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  4. #14


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    Nar, you're just wanting better change.
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  5. #15


    Brazil

    Product Description Latest version Lumia Amber Lumia Black Lumia Cyan
    Lumia 520 Country variant 3056.40000.1402.0001 Available Available Under testing
    Lumia 520 Claro 3056.40000.1402.0002 Available Available Under testing
    Lumia 520 Oi 3056.40000.1402.0002 Available Available Under testing
    Lumia 520 TIM 3056.40000.1402.0003 Available Available Under testing
    Lumia 520 Vivo 3056.40000.1402.0001 Available Available Under testing
    My carrier is VIVO and I am still waiting for wp8.1 (Cyan) update !

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  6. #16


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Just downloaded it on my L520. Does seem better than 8 but I guess I'm just a blocky tile hater. Hate the standard colors assigned to them. I have an abundance of green at the moment, is there an app that lets the user change the looks?
    How did your update go overall?

    If you use a picture for background you can get it to look similar to this: Show Us Your Windows Phone

    More developers are using transparent tiles.
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  7. #17


    United States
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Hi HG, the update went well, I believe it took about a half hour. I do like that transparent tile effect much better and will give it a try. Thanks for all your ideas!

    Edit: Setting the Start background to one of the solid colors is a definite improvement. Kind of like the pebble blue one.
    Last edited by popeye; 01 Aug 2014 at 14:41.
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