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    Did something change in NoDo or am I just an *****.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Averry View Post
    Did something change in NoDo or am I just an *****.
    Your question is a little abstract, would you mind clarifying?
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    Like, go to picture, click the little "options" button to bring up more options, and "pin to start screen" should be there. But it's not there any time I'm looking at pictures.
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    mmm I can't do it either.
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    I noticed this last week. I don't know what happened because I do remember being able to do that.


    Side note: I know you from somewhere Averry, your avatar and name are really familiar. I think we used to be friends on MySpace, like way back in the day hahah Or did you ever post on the Fall of Troy forums?
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    Do you mean the Pictures Hub photo on the Start Menu or any Photo? For the Pictures Hub, tap and hold the Pictures header and select Change background. Don't remember ever seeing an option to pin individual photos but you can pin your Favorites folder to Start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimski View Post
    Do you mean the Pictures Hub photo on the Start Menu or any Photo? For the Pictures Hub, tap and hold the Pictures header and select Change background. Don't remember ever seeing an option to pin individual photos but you can pin your Favorites folder to Start.

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    I'm quite sure I remember it, and I liked it because it would create one of the double, wider tiles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Averry View Post
    Like, go to picture, click the little "options" button to bring up more options, and "pin to start screen" should be there. But it's not there any time I'm looking at pictures.
    You can't pin individual pictures to the start screen if that's what you're trying to do. The next best thing is to pin the pictures hub (from the all apps list) to the start screen then from within the pictures hub (on the very first screen once you open it) long press any spot on the background and either select "change background" to manually choose the photo that shows up in the background/live tile, or select "change it for me" so that the app will randomly select photos from your collection to display on the background and live tile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rpm5101 View Post
    I noticed this last week. I don't know what happened because I do remember being able to do that.


    Side note: I know you from somewhere Averry, your avatar and name are really familiar. I think we used to be friends on MySpace, like way back in the day hahah Or did you ever post on the Fall of Troy forums?
    Ha, oh WOW.

    Fall of Troy Forums.....or more likely Jussoli.
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    No, you can not do that on pre NoDo.

    You can zoom in on a pic in the browser and pin a link to that on the start screen, but thats it.
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    This is the sort of thing i hope they clean up in Mango, you can pin audio and video to the start menu, but not pictures...just like with the APIs, we have the PhotoChooserTask but there is no VideoChooserTask.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimski View Post
    Do you mean the Pictures Hub photo on the Start Menu or any Photo? For the Pictures Hub, tap and hold the Pictures header and select Change background. Don't remember ever seeing an option to pin individual photos but you can pin your Favorites folder to Start.

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    I can't pin my favorites folder is that a Surround/AT&T exclusive thing maybe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Averry View Post
    Ha, oh WOW.

    Fall of Troy Forums.....or more likely Jussoli.
    hahah Yup, you know it. I was Ryan, a moderator for a while and one of the bigger posters on the forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rpm5101 View Post
    hahah Yup, you know it. I was Ryan, a moderator for a while and one of the bigger posters on the forum.
    Those guys were just way to bitter for even my taste. I made a clean break.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luisraul924 View Post
    I can't pin my favorites folder is that a Surround/AT&T exclusive thing maybe?
    Add a photo to your favorites, then go into favorites and hold your finger on one of the images to bring up the context menu. You should have:

    share...
    remove from favorites
    pin favorites to start

    just did this on my Omnia7.

    EDIT: it is only a single-width tile though :(
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    Quote Originally Posted by exomondo View Post
    Add a photo to your favorites, then go into favorites and hold your finger on one of the images to bring up the context menu. You should have:

    share...
    remove from favorites
    pin favorites to start

    just did this on my Omnia7.

    EDIT: it is only a single-width tile though :(
    Ha wow! About five months into owning a Windows Phone 7 and I'm still finding new **** lol awesome!
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    Actually, by moving the picture to your favorites and pinning it, it just pins a link to favorites. If you want to pin actual pictures, it's pretty simple.

    1. Have your pictures sync to the skydrive.
    2. Use your web browser and go to the skydrive to the picture you want to make a live tile.
    3. click the ... and pin to start.

    This will let you post different pictures with no problem.

    * Note: you cannot use your pictures hub to do what you are wanting to do. You need to use the browser and go to the website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhogue View Post
    Actually, by moving the picture to your favorites and pinning it, it just pins a link to favorites. If you want to pin actual pictures, it's pretty simple.

    1. Have your pictures sync to the skydrive.
    2. Use your web browser and go to the skydrive to the picture you want to make a live tile.
    3. click the ... and pin to start.

    This will let you post different pictures with no problem.

    * Note: you cannot use your pictures hub to do what you are wanting to do. You need to use the browser and go to the website.
    This is a slightly crude method of doing it, but it works. Still would be nice to have an option straight from the pictures hub though.
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    Yep. It can be a bit crude and I agree that it would be nice to simply have an option to pin any picture to the start page. At the same time, it doesn't make much sense does it? You already have a pictures hub. . .so, if you want to look at pictures, one click can take you into the hub, or into your favorites.

    If you want to make the process more elegant, it's really quite simple:

    DO THIS ONE TIME:
    1. Turn on the automatic sync to the skydrive.
    2. Open a web browser and open your skydrive camera roll.
    3. Pin the skydrive cameral roll to your homepage.

    From now on:
    1. Click the skydrive camera roll live tile.
    2. Click on the picture you want to pin
    3. Pin the picture

    This will make pinning the picture exactly the same process as pinning from your pictures hub.

    It's definitely not perfect, but it is pretty simple.
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    I'm positive that I could pin a picture to the start screen before nodo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drunkard View Post
    I'm positive that I could pin a picture to the start screen before nodo.
    Incorrect good sir, if your still positive would you mind filming a rollback to your pre NoDo backup then pinning a pic to show us? That way if it really was possible (which it wasn't) we could take action on it by asking Microsoft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luisraul924 View Post
    Incorrect good sir, if your still positive would you mind filming a rollback to your pre NoDo backup then pinning a pic to show us? That way if it really was possible (which it wasn't) we could take action on it by asking Microsoft.
    Yes, I would mind, this phone is my life line, and screwing around with it just to satisfy this debate is not a productive use of my time. I don't care how certain you are, I vividly remember pinning several images of reference diagrams the first week I had the phone. Then I didn't use that feature after that, and only noticed it was gone when I saw this thread, and checked for myself. It's possible I'm mistaken, and had actually pinned some other part of the pictures hub, but then why would I and at least one other think this feature WAS there, and then went missing?

    Perhaps YOU wouldn't mind filming a rollback to pre-nodo to show whether the feature is there or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drunkard View Post
    Yes, I would mind, this phone is my life line, and screwing around with it just to satisfy this debate is not a productive use of my time. I don't care how certain you are, I vividly remember pinning several images of reference diagrams the first week I had the phone.

    .
    Can't we get someone with a v1.4 Focus, and lacking NoDo, to settle this debate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimski View Post
    Can't we get someone with a v1.4 Focus, and lacking NoDo, to settle this debate.

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    good point
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    How would one determine what version Focus they have?
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