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Anyway to customize the User Tiles so they don't all look similar

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    Hafnarfjörđur IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    Anyway to customize the User Tiles so they don't all look similar

    Hi there
    I'm not a developer and apart from dabbling quite a lot with EXCEL I don't do much if any coding so I'm not requesting a tutorial on how to write a Metro app.

    What I Would think would be great would be for some way to customize the User application Tiles --for example with a different background colour and / or to choose the Icon inside the tile. If you have a reasonable number of applications - even only keeping the primary application on the start menu there are a lot of tiles which look very similar.

    I'm sure someone will find a way for example the desktop tile shows your desktop background picture from a W8 or W7 theme you may have used.

    I'm impressed so far -- unlike the other nay sayers I think this version will run --in fact after a while it even makes good old W7 seem like a pre-historic system.


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    Tokyo, Japan
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    Windows 7 / Windows 8 Consumer Preview

    Hey Jimbo. I also really love Windows 8 so far. You might try asking in the Customization part of the forum. All the best.
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    if you look in the store, there are some tile creating apps. if they can create, they should customize
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    Tokyo, Japan
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    Windows 7 / Windows 8 Consumer Preview

    Yeah. That's a good idea pcRat.
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    Jimbo, if you look in these folders.

    For Your Account Only:
    C:\Users\User-Name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    For All User Accounts: (must be administrator)
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

    You should see the shortcuts for some of the tiles on the Metro Start Screen. If you right click and go to properties > shortcut, you should be able to at least change the icon. I can't help you with the tile color though. There may be a little delay between when you change the icon and it actually shows on the Start Screen. You can rename the shortcuts too.
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Anyway to customize the User Tiles so they don't all look similar
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