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Lee

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At present you will need to find a third party app for that. There are several out there and a Google search will probably turn something up that will help you. . .:D
 

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  • OS
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)
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    Intel Core i5 3330 Ivy Bridge
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    Foxconn - 2ADA Ivy Brige
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    16 GB 1066MHz DDR3
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    ATI Radeon HD 5450
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    Mit. 1980-1080, Dell 2048-115, Hanspree 1920-10802
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IndyJones

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At present you will need to find a third party app for that. There are several out there and a Google search will probably turn something up that will help you. . .:D

Wow! ...another non-answer to a question that begs for much more detail. Windows 8 developers must be under some sort of threat of torture and assassination from Blauner if they talk about what's not good about Windows 8. It seems that criticizing this piece of junk is a serious taboo if they want to keep their jobs. I'm not afraid to get some real discussion started though.

The cruelly limited ability within Windows 8 to personalize anything about it's clunky, un-attractive and impractical appearance, has been a big issue for great numbers of us who have to really use our computers every day to do real work. Inability to customize the start screen background is a major issue in question. I've been using Windows 8 for about two months now and, after many frustrating hours at it, I've succeeded in making my PC work pretty much like MY own computer and not Blauner's. I've managed to find many of the colors and im age settings, but I have to say that just trying to locate where in the computer the existing start screen background images exist has been a real pain in the bum. I have not yet succeeded to figure it out.

However, some developers out there have thankfully managed to work out more than me. Three third-party programs that will help you with the essential task of returning your PCs control and ownership back to you are
Decor8,
Windows 8 Start Screen Customizer,
and Pokki.

The most evident limitation of these programs is that they do not make any lasting changes to your PCs setup, and they must continue to run in the background like one more service gobbling up computer resources already uselessly wasted by other new invasive Windows 8 background tasks. Their effects only remain in place while you are logged in with the program in your startup list. Some of the better anti-virus and anti-spyware programs will actually report them as a threat.

There are a few other attempts at this kind of thing coming from other folks. Each of these utilities are either buggy, incomplete, or otherwise unsatisfying; which is a testiment to the gruesome difficulties that devs are having with the new Win8 registry setup and SDKs. There is plenty of room for improvement with this issue before it gets really better, but I think over time that will happen. Until then, we all share in the struggle.

your friend,
Indy
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro x64
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    HP Pavillion laptop
    CPU
    Intel Dual T3200 @ 2GHz
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    8 GB
    Hard Drives
    System: Intel SSD
    Storage:
    1TB eSata External
    2TB eSata External
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    Terrible

Lee

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yeah I have a thrid party app for that . I just need some cool BG's
There are a great deal of web sites that can give you what you want for example Deviant Art (probably the best), CyrstalXP, along with many more. Remember Google or Bing are your friend. . .:D
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion p1423w
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 3330 Ivy Bridge
    Motherboard
    Foxconn - 2ADA Ivy Brige
    Memory
    16 GB 1066MHz DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5450
    Sound Card
    HD Realteck (Onboard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Mitsubishi LED TV/Montior HD, Dell 23 HD, Hanspree 25" HD
    Screen Resolution
    Mit. 1980-1080, Dell 2048-115, Hanspree 1920-10802
    Hard Drives
    1 SanDisk 240Gig SSD, 2 Samsung 512Gig SSDs
    Case
    Tower
    Cooling
    Original (Fans)
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Keyboard 2000
    Mouse
    Microsoft Optical Mouse 5000
    Internet Speed
    1.3 (350 to 1024 if lucky)
    Browser
    Firefox 19.1
    Antivirus
    MSE-Defender

Lee

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At present you will need to find a third party app for that. There are several out there and a Google search will probably turn something up that will help you. . .:D

Wow! ...another non-answer to a question that begs for much more detail. Windows 8 developers must be under some sort of threat of torture and assassination from Blauner if they talk about what's not good about Windows 8. It seems that criticizing this piece of junk is a serious taboo if they want to keep their jobs. I'm not afraid to get some real discussion started though.

The cruelly limited ability within Windows 8 to personalize anything about it's clunky, un-attractive and impractical appearance, has been a big issue for great numbers of us who have to really use our computers every day to do real work. Inability to customize the start screen background is a major issue in question. I've been using Windows 8 for about two months now and, after many frustrating hours at it, I've succeeded in making my PC work pretty much like MY own computer and not Blauner's. I've managed to find many of the colors and im age settings, but I have to say that just trying to locate where in the computer the existing start screen background images exist has been a real pain in the bum. I have not yet succeeded to figure it out.

However, some developers out there have thankfully managed to work out more than me. Three third-party programs that will help you with the essential task of returning your PCs control and ownership back to you are
Decor8,
Windows 8 Start Screen Customizer,
and Pokki.

The most evident limitation of these programs is that they do not make any lasting changes to your PCs setup, and they must continue to run in the background like one more service gobbling up computer resources already uselessly wasted by other new invasive Windows 8 background tasks. Their effects only remain in place while you are logged in with the program in your startup list. Some of the better anti-virus and anti-spyware programs will actually report them as a threat.

There are a few other attempts at this kind of thing coming from other folks. Each of these utilities are either buggy, incomplete, or otherwise unsatisfying; which is a testiment to the gruesome difficulties that devs are having with the new Win8 registry setup and SDKs. There is plenty of room for improvement with this issue before it gets really better, but I think over time that will happen. Until then, we all share in the struggle.

your friend,
Indy
Oh boy, another Mr. Know it all strikes the internet. . .have a good life. It must be nice going through life living amongst a world of idiots.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion p1423w
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 3330 Ivy Bridge
    Motherboard
    Foxconn - 2ADA Ivy Brige
    Memory
    16 GB 1066MHz DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5450
    Sound Card
    HD Realteck (Onboard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Mitsubishi LED TV/Montior HD, Dell 23 HD, Hanspree 25" HD
    Screen Resolution
    Mit. 1980-1080, Dell 2048-115, Hanspree 1920-10802
    Hard Drives
    1 SanDisk 240Gig SSD, 2 Samsung 512Gig SSDs
    Case
    Tower
    Cooling
    Original (Fans)
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Keyboard 2000
    Mouse
    Microsoft Optical Mouse 5000
    Internet Speed
    1.3 (350 to 1024 if lucky)
    Browser
    Firefox 19.1
    Antivirus
    MSE-Defender

8Franz

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At present you will need to find a third party app for that. There are several out there and a Google search will probably turn something up that will help you. . .:D

Wow! ...another non-answer to a question that begs for much more detail. Windows 8 developers must be under some sort of threat of torture and assassination from Blauner if they talk about what's not good about Windows 8. It seems that criticizing this piece of junk is a serious taboo if they want to keep their jobs. I'm not afraid to get some real discussion started though.

The cruelly limited ability within Windows 8 to personalize anything about it's clunky, un-attractive and impractical appearance, has been a big issue for great numbers of us who have to really use our computers every day to do real work. Inability to customize the start screen background is a major issue in question. I've been using Windows 8 for about two months now and, after many frustrating hours at it, I've succeeded in making my PC work pretty much like MY own computer and not Blauner's. I've managed to find many of the colors and im age settings, but I have to say that just trying to locate where in the computer the existing start screen background images exist has been a real pain in the bum. I have not yet succeeded to figure it out.

However, some developers out there have thankfully managed to work out more than me. Three third-party programs that will help you with the essential task of returning your PCs control and ownership back to you are
Decor8,
Windows 8 Start Screen Customizer,
and Pokki.

The most evident limitation of these programs is that they do not make any lasting changes to your PCs setup, and they must continue to run in the background like one more service gobbling up computer resources already uselessly wasted by other new invasive Windows 8 background tasks. Their effects only remain in place while you are logged in with the program in your startup list. Some of the better anti-virus and anti-spyware programs will actually report them as a threat.

There are a few other attempts at this kind of thing coming from other folks. Each of these utilities are either buggy, incomplete, or otherwise unsatisfying; which is a testiment to the gruesome difficulties that devs are having with the new Win8 registry setup and SDKs. There is plenty of room for improvement with this issue before it gets really better, but I think over time that will happen. Until then, we all share in the struggle.

your friend,
Indy
Oh boy, another Mr. Know it all strikes the internet. . .have a good life. It must be nice going through life living amongst a world of idiots.

pokki is fvcking lag . when it comes with apps . Classic Shellis better .
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8

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