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    Today, I was toying around with the theme colours on my Nokia Lumia 920, and I wondered: why do we have to choose between black and white as the background colour? What if Microsoft added grey to the possible choices? I decided to mess around in Photoshop to see what it would like like, and this is the result:

    920collection.jpg

    What do you guys think? Pretty cool, huh? Let's hope MS will add this colour anytime soon...
    All the other theme colours with grey backgrounds are on my SkyDrive: http://sdrv.ms/18Gz3rq

    If anyone wants to start a petition or official suggestion with these pictures, be my guest.
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    Kind of looks like my phone in the super bright Sun mode.
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    Nice! I think I still would prefer the black though, at least on a oled screen, to save battery :)
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    Oh no! Developers already have to support two themes. B adding new theme MS will bring to much on our heads!
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    I prefer black background colour, but if people would want grey that's cool.

    Grey doesn't look bad.
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    Looking at the pic I can't really decide but I'd agree it's not bad
    Last edited by multo; 07-08-2013 at 05:45 AM.
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    Grey doesn't look too bad actually. I like how the black background blends with the bezel though. Haven't tried the white one yet.
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    Windows 8 has lots of options and in 8.1 we can set wallpapers, too. I would love to see wallpapers in background.

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    I agree 100% with this. Its frustrating how limiting MS is with simple options like background colors. Why can't I pick individual colors for tiles? Why can't I have a color wheel so I can choose any color I want? I don't understand it, but hopefully they'll add more stuff in 8.1
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigkevbosky View Post
    I agree 100% with this. Its frustrating how limiting MS is with simple options like background colors. Why can't I pick individual colors for tiles? Why can't I have a color wheel so I can choose any color I want? I don't understand it, but hopefully they'll add more stuff in 8.1
    I think it's because of what Ray Adams said. If you have complete freedom with theme colours, developers might have a hard time optimizing the apps they make for every colour. I think it would be a nice challenge for developers though :) (Like how WPCentral does it: app colours change with theme colours)
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    I get that WP8 might have different code, but if you had Focus or HD7 with WP7 you could dev/interop unlock it and use custom colors for tiles or backgrounds. And it never seemed to break anything. If you chose a weird color combo sometimes it would be hard to see the app tile or words, but then you just changed your colors and all was good.
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    My ENTRY level - Android phone had a launcher that provided me with such SEXY colour combinations.

    Yellow tiles with BLACK text. Unlike white, which is barely readable :-/

    Also gave options to set a background, and set a transparency to the tiles.

    I was really disappointed and would rather the developers be able to SKIP my theme options and give us a damn color wheel already. I am BORED of most of the colours and don't use most anyway since I don't like them. -_-

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