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  1. WPmunkey's Avatar
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    The live tiles started here:
    wp_ss_20130914_0001.png

    Instead of here:
    wp_ss_20130914_0002.png

    I sure do. What do you guys think?
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    I agree. That would be nice.
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    Just scroll down a little bit on the home screen and they'll start anywhere you want.
    I really don't see a point in moving them up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by montsa007 View Post
    Just scroll down a little bit on the home screen and they'll start anywhere you want.
    I really don't see a point in moving them up.
    wut?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WPmunkey View Post
    wut?
    Sigh,
    If you are on the home screen, place your finger on the screen and drag it a bit up and you'll achieve it.

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    I think it would be nice :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by montsa007 View Post
    Sigh,
    If you are on the home screen, place your finger on the screen and drag it a bit up and you'll achieve it.
    Oh I know what you said. Maybe you aren't understanding?. That's the whole point, I don't want to move it, it should be by default where it is in the first picture, not the second (which is default). How do u think I made the pictures? PhotoShop? Lol
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    Definitely. Maybe I'm oc but at times when i put down the phone i make it a point to have them aligned just like in the first pic

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    So what would happen to the notifications when they come in? Wouldn't they then block the top row of tiles?
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    Quote Originally Posted by martinmc78 View Post
    So what would happen to the notifications when they come in? Wouldn't they then block the top row of tiles?
    Genius indeed.
    This is what awesome posts like.

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    The point of that space is:
    1. Push Notifications won't block tiles.
    2. Considering the fact that there is little empty space with the current tile layout, it's there to give the design some space.
    3. ...

    But, being OC is enough to make me want an option for both.
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    Also - I don't know what phones you guys are rocking but on my 8X I can get 7 rows of tiles in perfectly as your top image and still have the gap at the top as in the second image.

    wp_ss_20130914_0001.png


    Cant see how you managed to get full tiles in with them scrolled to the top. Maybe its just down to the 8X aspect ratio. but if I do that ive got like an 8th row showing 1/4 a tile

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    I can get 6 small tiles, with 1/4 of 7th showing on my 521 and still have the space at the top.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corepc View Post
    I can get 6 small tiles, with 1/4 of 7th showing on my 521 and still have the space at the top.
    Well there you go then - everyone go out and buy the 8x and you can all be as happy with your phones as I am.
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    Quote Originally Posted by martinmc78 View Post
    So what would happen to the notifications when they come in? Wouldn't they then block the top row of tiles?
    Well yes . But who cares? Are staring at your home screen waiting for notifications? The reality is the notifications block whatever is at the top no matter what app or menu you are in. All you have to do is swipe the notification to the right to get it off screen.

    To me the problem is both the cut off tiles on non 720p phones and the space at the top.
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    Quote Originally Posted by martinmc78 View Post
    Also - I don't know what phones you guys are rocking but on my 8X I can get 7 rows of tiles in perfectly as your top image and still have the gap at the top as in the second image.

    *image*


    Cant see how you managed to get full tiles in with them scrolled to the top. Maybe its just down to the 8X aspect ratio. but if I do that ive got like an 8th row showing 1/4 a tile

    *image 2*
    I think that's because the 8X screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio while Lumias and other WPs have 15:9 aspect ratio screen
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    IMO I think the gap looks nicer
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    The gap is good. I think this area gets filled in when you are on the phone and switch to the home screen. Keep the ideas coming.
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    I did wonder about that a bit when I first got my L928. From a purely aesthetic standpoint it is sometimes good to have some negative space (i.e. blank space). Even though the WP8 interface is very sleek and clean when I align my tiles the way you did in the first picture the screen looks busier, although it's really not. I'm perfectly fine with it as it is.
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    Absolutely not. If the tiles were all the way to the top, notifications would block content, like others have said.

    Personally, it looks like the screen is being choked. That space lets the design breathe.
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    Wait, so you guys with Lumias (15:9 displays) don't have 7 rows. That must be annoying having half a row at the bottom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by martinmc78 View Post
    So what would happen to the notifications when they come in? Wouldn't they then block the top row of tiles?
    If you didn't know this, you can swipe a notification off the screen, so if it blocks your top tiles just swipe it off the screen. I am not sure if you can swipe it left off the screen, but i always swipe right. it is a feature i had wished ios had, and if i am busy i dont have to have notifications blocking my view.
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    I agree, I'd like the tiles to be near the top as well. As for the toast, I would like it to "push" the tiles down, and then pull them back up when it's dismissed, or times out. Same on the lock screen. How cool would it be if the lock screen image slid down when you accessed the volume or media controls. It's nice how the lock screen shows the artist picture when playing music, but 1/4 of the picture is covered up by the media controls and volume bar. The time and other items would stay where they are, just the image would slide. I know it's purely subjective, and my opinion, but I find this to be sloppy:

    wp_ss_20130915_0001.jpg
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    No, the top header gives some "breathing space" for the layout. All the way to the top looks too cramped.
    That's why we have headers, footers and margins in documents.

    Please don't pursue a design career

    But I would like some transparency in the notifications/now playing block.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Sandiford View Post
    No, the top header gives some "breathing space" for the layout. All the way to the top looks too cramped.
    That's why we have headers, footers and margins in documents.

    Please don't pursue a design career

    But I would like some transparency in the notifications/now playing block.
    Design is how people perceive the idea. It may not look good to you, but it looks great to the rest of us. Even in every picture of the screen of a windows phone it makes it scroll up to avoid seeing the gap. Look at your own signature, and i know design wasn't to big in the years of your phones in the signature, but it appears you shouldn't talk about design because you have only recently moved to a good designed phone. I almost puked looking at your phones designs before 2009. It is not an offense to you, but im just saying design wasnt as important back then.
    Did you dislike flip phones or something?
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