1. cygnus11's Avatar
    Is there a way to have a different background for tablet mode than in desktop mode?

    I don't really like seeing my desktop theme background behind all my live tiles when in tablet mode, so I wanted to try to mimic the type of background look we had in 8.1. But I can't seem to find a way to do this. Is this even possible?
    07-31-2015 08:16 PM
  2. jhoff80's Avatar
    If you turn off transparency you can get a solid colored screen but that affects other things as well.
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    07-31-2015 08:27 PM
  3. cygnus11's Avatar
    Just tried it with transparency off. That is pretty close to what I am looking for, but I don't think there is a way to change the background color. Hopefully more customization options are added in the future.
    07-31-2015 08:59 PM
  4. wnwnhp's Avatar
    If you like whatever you have on screen to be live background behind start screen

    Desktop mode, make start menu full screen
    Open task manager, Under details tab, long press (right click) on dwm.exe, select end task, another message box pop up then select end process. That should do it. Now hit start button (fullscreen of course ) and it should be transparent

    Now whatever you have on screen will become live wallpaper (or live video ) see through the start screen.
    you can actually see what's happening behind start screen in desktop or tablet mode

    Switching between modes still keep transparent start screen

    If you don't want transparent start screen and go back to default, just turn off full screen start menu in desktop mode (in settings, personalization, start)
    Last edited by wnwnhp; 09-03-2015 at 09:22 AM.
    09-03-2015 09:07 AM

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