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Tile Customization

  1. #1


    Posts : 6
    Windows 7

    Tile Customization


    Just a quickie for you expert people out there

    I have my tiles and have unpinned the ones i don't want. Now, i am left with Mail and Calendar.
    Trouble is i don't have (don't tell anyone) a MS email and don't want one, i am on Gmail - is there any way i can edit the properties of that tile so that when i click the Email icon it will open my Email client as it does on the main desktop?
    I've had a look at the right click options of the icon on my main desktop but it doesn't say "pin to start" - which is what i want it to do....

    Any ideas??

    Thanks so much in advance.

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
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  3. #3


    Posts : 6
    Windows 7


    Excellent stuff, thanks so much for your quick reply, i'll get straight on it
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    Gmail Tile


    I made a Gmail tile just to show it works.
    I set it to go directly to my inbox.
    Of course I have the Gmail cookies saved so I don't have to log in.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    Gmail Tile 2


    Another picture---


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  6. #6


    It is a bit of dedicated work, but a lot of fun and, in the end satisfying. Oby Tiles. My problem was that I wanted to go into the smallest size (8.1 choice). This was fine but the text vanished. No way could I remember the picture repreentations so I have started in on customised icons. This is one of my efforts. Half way but improving - lol.
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    When I miminimise this to the smallest size, it is still perfectly readable.
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