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Hi everyone,

Just thought I share a little trick I came across on Windows 8 and Windows 10 when it comes to the Start Screen/Menu. Many people are probably aware that you can apply custom tiles to the Start Screen via tools such as OblyTile or Pin More. However, the problem with this is that it leaves some inconsistency between the start screen icon and the desktop icon of the app. At the same time, modifying your system is something that some people don't want to do. So here's a simple trick for making metro/modern style tiles without any system modification or the need to install an app. Here's is the result of this:


How is this possible? All it takes is a white 48x48 ico with a color outlining it:

Windows will automatically take the outline color and apply it to the tile. The downside to this is that there is only a handful of colors you can choose from and for some it may be harder to apply than OblyTile.

If people are interested, I am thinking about making an icon set specifically for the Windows 8/10 start screen based on this style.

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Microsoft should make a phone that has the ability to plug into an external display and become a desktop replacement, I would buy that in an instant.
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Feel free to modify or do whatever you want with them. Credit would be appreciated, but not needed.
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Hi everyone,

Just thought I share a little trick I came across on Windows 8 and Windows 10 when it comes to the Start Screen/Menu. Many people are probably aware that you can apply custom tiles to the Start Screen via tools such as OblyTile or Pin More. However, the problem with this is that it leaves some inconsistency between the start screen icon and the desktop icon of the app. At the same time, modifying your system is something that some people don't want to do. So here's a simple trick for making metro/modern style tiles without any system modification or the need to install an app. Here's is the result of this:


How is this possible? All it takes is a white 48x48 ico with a color outlining it:

Windows will automatically take the outline color and apply it to the tile. The downside to this is that there is only a handful of colors you can choose from and for some it may be harder to apply than OblyTile.

If people are interested, I am thinking about making an icon set specifically for the Windows 8/10 start screen based on this style.

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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:party:Happy birthday:party:

Have a great one:)
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, happy birthday :D
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NadirP Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for the Favs!
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xXiNightXx Featured By Owner Edited Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Man these new animations in the recent update seem very bad XD  Stardock's versions of  them feel smoother/more polished than whats current. No more Areo minimize/restore style animation.
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link6155 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I do expect them to smooth out by the RTM build, after all, it is only the second public release.
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eeliebe Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014   Filmographer
;-;
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xXiNightXx Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
btw. There is a windows 10 section now :D  www.deviantart.com/browse/all/…
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link6155 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks for the notice!
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Gemneroth Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Student Interface Designer
thanks for the fave
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chezburgur Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the Favs ;D
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