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Odd 'Desktop' tile on start screen

  1. #41


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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Just a thought: what if you downloaded the Desktop zip file and replaced the shortcut in

    %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

    could be a corrupt link or something!

    Desktop - Restore Missing Tile on Windows 8 Start Screen

    (create a restore point just in case!)
    This is interesting, much more like the sort of thing I was looking for. I thought this would work, but it seems the corruption of this tile runs even deeper. Something interesting happened as I was going through the steps, step ten is the following:

    "10. Right click or press and hold on the Desktop shortcut, and click/tap on Pin to Start. Close File Explorer."

    Well, when I right click my very special Desktop shortcut, I am not given the option to Pin it anywhere. Check on your computer, if you go to this folder and right click the shortcut, do you have the option to pin it? Compare your list to the image I have attached, I am sure they are different. Why is that?

    Anyway, since I could not pin it from that folder, I went back to Start and found it in the Apps section, pinned it, and found that Wide is still my maximum size.

    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Nice find, Edwin...
    Just to make sure I don't overlook something, did you suggest anything for me in this post?

    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    I suppose this is what I will try next. Does it affect all my tiles or could I just use it to create a desktop tile of my liking?
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  2. #42


    No, not really. Just rambling on the subject.

    Don't know what to tell you on your problem. I don't think it ever came up before. I've searched the Net to no avail. You have a very unique problem indeed.

    I'm not partial to 3rd party cosmetic programs either, so Edwin or others will have to aid you.
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  3. #43


    Posts : 26
    win 8 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    No, not really. Just rambling on the subject.

    Don't know what to tell you on your problem. I don't think it ever came up before. I've searched the Net to no avail. You have a very unique problem indeed.

    I'm not partial to 3rd party cosmetic programs either, so Edwin or others will have to aid you.
    Yes I would rather not use 3rd party software myself, especially for such a minor adjustment. But I am running out of other ideas. And this desktop tile is staring at me, tauntingly.
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  4. #44


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    [/QUOTE]I suppose this is what I will try next. Does it affect all my tiles or could I just use it to create a desktop tile of my liking?[/QUOTE]

    You can create individual tiles of whatever program, folder or drive you wish.
    I'm in the process of making a tutorial on the use of OblyTile to it's fullest potential. I hope to finish it soon.
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  5. #45


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    win 8 64 bit


    You can create individual tiles of whatever program, folder or drive you wish.
    I'm in the process of making a tutorial on the use of OblyTile to it's fullest potential. I hope to finish it soon. [/QUOTE]


    Oh, I see. So with this program, if you create a desktop tile, Large, does it show the current desktop background on it?

    Also, it is written under known issues to make a backup of your tiles. How do I backup my tiles?
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  6. #46


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    Quote Originally Posted by donnyboy9 View Post
    Oh, I see. So with this program, if you create a desktop tile, Large, does it show the current desktop background on it?

    Also, it is written under known issues to make a backup of your tiles. How do I backup my tiles?
    As long as you have an image, yes.
    Export to backup tiles.

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  7. #47


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    win 8 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post

    As long as you have an image, yes.
    Export to backup tiles.
    I have set it so my desktop wallpaper is changed automatically - is that going to be a problem?

    So what should I put into program path? If I choose the desktop file from the start menu folder I get a very true error message:Attachment 50094
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  8. #48


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    Here is the error message
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  9. #49


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Choose the associated 'Desktop' entry from within Obly as per screen shot then choose your image. Make sure all your images stay in one place or the path will be broken.
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  10. #50


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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Choose the associated 'Desktop' entry from within Obly as per screen shot then choose your image. Make sure all your images stay in one place or the path will be broken.
    So it cannot support a desktop that automatically changes wallpapers? I have a all my wallpapers in a folder and windows automatically and randomly changes between them.
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