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    I like WP8 much, the idea of just having that fast glance of info that one can have on a tile, WP Developers have done a fantastic job of that. Yet Microsoft hasn't the stock IM..EMAIL..SETTINGS tiles are out right boring and ugly. you would think they would at lest give us the option of changing them..ok just a tile rant...
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    Yes, they are. I hate that they follow the accent color. Why do I have to have lots of basic tiles with the same color? It makes them hard to distinguish at first sight, and the phone looks boring.

    We should be able to pick the color, or Ms should set standard tiles that are different between each other.

    Yes, I know I can change them with custom soft, but those tiles sometimes lack functions, or take a background task spot.

    I wonder if there is a consumer request at Microsoft's feedback site about this. I'm tired of creating them :p
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    Glad I'm not alone I've tried a few custom tile changers but say the IM tile still has that dam square in the middle of the or a smile face.
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    Agreed
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    I do like Same tile color :)
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    I wish more developers would make their tile backgrounds transparent (transparent tile shows the accent color). Too many force their color choices on me.
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    Wtf? Are you guys serious?

    MS's tiles are the best looking. Most app tiles should follow the theme color. That's the point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spaulagain View Post
    Wtf? Are you guys serious?

    MS's tiles are the best looking. Most app tiles should follow the theme color. That's the point.
    ^ this
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    Quote Originally Posted by spaulagain View Post
    Most app tiles should follow the theme color. That's the point.
    Agreed. Many apps have wonderful looking tiles, but in very different colors. Every tile should pay at least some lip service to the theme color, so that the theme color affects every tile.
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    I need different choices for the mail icon. Look at my start screen
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    I have three mail accounts there. It would be nice to have a way to tell the icons apart. A lable under each one would be nice if I couldn't change the icon. Not the end of the world, but it would be nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tk-093 View Post
    I need different choices for the mail icon. Look at my start screen
    Gah, don't want to link the inboxes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamtim View Post
    Gah, don't want to link the inboxes?
    No, never saw an advantage to that. It is just one large list of emails that I can't tell what account they are from. Maybe if they could be color coded like the calendars are.. Then I think I would link them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tk-093 View Post
    No, never saw an advantage to that. It is just one large list of emails that I can't tell what account they are from. Maybe if they could be color coded like the calendars are.. Then I think I would link them.
    what. Linking accounts is the best thing ever. Unless you get 200 emails a day. I understand though..buy usually the content of the mail lets you know what's up already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spaulagain View Post
    Wtf? Are you guys serious?

    MS's tiles are the best looking. Most app tiles should follow the theme color. That's the point.
    Agreed. If Windows strayed from their minimalist tile layout, then it would hurt their image, and they would be viewed as android is...a highly customizable interface that people with a poor sense of design will take advantage of...and that's bad for marketing.

    User interface design is an art, and should be left to professionals. Even if someone doesn't agree with the design, at least there's consistency throughout, and that's what gives Windows its creative image.
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    Quote Originally Posted by uopjo6 View Post
    what. Linking accounts is the best thing ever. Unless you get 200 emails a day. I understand though..buy usually the content of the mail lets you know what's up already.
    Maybe a person has separate work and personal accounts. He might not want to link the inboxes in that situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jabtano View Post
    I like WP8 much, the idea of just having that fast glance of info that one can have on a tile, WP Developers have done a fantastic job of that. Yet Microsoft hasn't the stock IM..EMAIL..SETTINGS tiles are out right boring and ugly. you would think they would at lest give us the option of changing them..ok just a tile rant...
    They are like that to give consistency to Microsoft's offerings. Also, too many random photos and colors makes your start screen look messy. Too much plain accent looks boring. You need a good mix.
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    I have no problem with the tiles..... (customizable would be an added advantage)

    by the by, i would wish that the toast notifications are semi transparent (for instance, when it came when playing games like AE 3D Moto, the important part of the screen is blocked for quite sometime and so for other apps which makes use of full screen)... just saying
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    Quote Originally Posted by diktea View Post
    I have no problem with the tiles..... (customizable would be an added advantage)

    by the by, i would wish that the toast notifications are semi transparent (for instance, when it came when playing games like AE 3D Moto, the important part of the screen is blocked for quite sometime and so for other apps which makes use of full screen)... just saying
    You can get rid of the toast notifications quickly by swiping right on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mase123987 View Post
    You can get rid of the toast notifications quickly by swiping right on them.
    true... but why extra swiping, when you dont have to. just saying coz... it kinda disturbs me especially when i play games or even while watching video (if it were to be transparent like video menu you acknowledge it but did not disturb u)
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    Quote Originally Posted by diktea View Post
    true... but why extra swiping, when you dont have to. just saying coz... it kinda disturbs me especially when i play games or even while watching video (if it were to be transparent like video menu you acknowledge it but did not disturb u)
    That comes down to preference. i don't really think it is any worse than the other OSes (I own/owned them all recently).

    I don't find swiping to be annoying at all...then again I may not be as popular as you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by uopjo6 View Post
    what. Linking accounts is the best thing ever. Unless you get 200 emails a day. I understand though..buy usually the content of the mail lets you know what's up already.
    Quote Originally Posted by Laura Knotek View Post
    Maybe a person has separate work and personal accounts. He might not want to link the inboxes in that situation.
    I don't know what it is exactly. Maybe I just need to try it for an extended period of time. I have three accounts. Work, personal, and "elected official" (I'm on the city council for a small city.) I don't think I mind if they are in the same list, but part of me wants them to at least be color coded.. I dunno.. pretty silly maybe.

    The other part is the lock screen. I have all three accounts set to show up on the lock screen. That way I can glance and see if I have an email in one of the three accounts. If I'm on work, I might not care if there is new email in my personal account. If I link them, then I can only add the linked inbox to my start screen so all I will know is I have an email in one of those three accounts. I would have to go into the inbox to see if it is important or not.

    Honestly, it's not like that is a ton of time... just slightly more inconvenient..
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    Quote Originally Posted by mase123987 View Post
    That comes down to preference. i don't really think it is any worse than the other OSes (I own/owned them all recently)
    i dont mean to say its worse than other OSes, WP8 is nice... but wishing for the better than other OSes
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    Quote Originally Posted by diktea View Post
    i dont mean to say its worse than other OSes, WP8 is nice... but wishing for the better than other OSes
    Until update comes bb10 has no toast notifications at all...see, WP is better!
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    I love the live tiles. Of course anything can be improved but I think they are far from ugly

    Sent from something UhMEHZing using Tapatalk
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    liked the rant, but I actually think that conformity for at least the system apps is good regarding color, but there should be a choice of the icon. I luckily have one hotmail and one outlook inbox, their icons are different ;)
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