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  1. Mr_Atomic's Avatar
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    My Start Screen...
    Last edited by Mr_Atomic; 12-03-2015 at 11:04 PM.
    12-03-2015 10:43 PM
  2. Mr_Atomic's Avatar
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    and my Lock Screen
    12-03-2015 11:03 PM
  3. tboy2000's Avatar
    As beautiful all these full screen images with minimal icons in offset positions, I think you are missing the benefits of why windows phones OS is so great: live tiles and quick access to many apps on one screen. You might as well be an android user who does not have this benefit. I would rather categorise my most used apps in folders or in sections and have my screen estate covered in tiles so I can unlock and tap with minimal scrolling or hunting through app list. This is not a bash at the lovely layouts, just I think you are missing out on quick access and glanceable(?) information.
    12-03-2015 11:22 PM
  4. StevoPhilo's Avatar
    As beautiful all these full screen images with minimal icons in offset positions, I think you are missing the benefits of why windows phones OS is so great: live tiles and quick access to many apps on one screen. You might as well be an android user who does not have this benefit. I would rather categorise my most used apps in folders or in sections and have my screen estate covered in tiles so I can unlock and tap with minimal scrolling or hunting through app list. This is not a bash at the lovely layouts, just I think you are missing out on quick access and glanceable(?) information.
    Which is why I still have my stuff setup traditionally. The live tiles are actually working for me and I can't help but to keep it around.
    12-03-2015 11:43 PM
  5. David Lohrentz's Avatar
    I'm trying out a hybrid approach, with an untiled full screen picture with minimal icons at the top, then when I scroll down I have live tiles below, starting just below what is visible at the top.
    12-04-2015 12:34 AM
  6. Skippy07's Avatar
    As beautiful all these full screen images with minimal icons in offset positions, I think you are missing the benefits of why windows phones OS is so great: live tiles and quick access to many apps on one screen. You might as well be an android user who does not have this benefit. I would rather categorise my most used apps in folders or in sections and have my screen estate covered in tiles so I can unlock and tap with minimal scrolling or hunting through app list. This is not a bash at the lovely layouts, just I think you are missing out on quick access and glanceable(?) information.
    This is my thoughts too. Some of these really are very beautiful start screens, but in my case I would prefer to have the information provided by the live tiles. However, it is nice to have the option to go either way.

    -Skippy
    12-04-2015 12:47 PM
  7. Starwave's Avatar
    What calendar app is that?
    It's Chronos Calendar + ;)
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    12-04-2015 04:03 PM
  8. badMojo69's Avatar
    More live tiles please not pretty art work. :)
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    12-04-2015 08:33 PM
  9. Mr_Atomic's Avatar
    As beautiful all these full screen images with minimal icons in offset positions, I think you are missing the benefits of why windows phones OS is so great: live tiles and quick access to many apps on one screen. You might as well be an android user who does not have this benefit. I would rather categorise my most used apps in folders or in sections and have my screen estate covered in tiles so I can unlock and tap with minimal scrolling or hunting through app list. This is not a bash at the lovely layouts, just I think you are missing out on quick access and glanceable(?) information.
    I hear what your say and concur for the most part, but right now I'm going through a minimalist phase, on my 950XL. My 1020 though, is all live tiles. I'm like the weather in Alberta, if one waits 5 minutes I'll change my layout. :)
    HarleyBigDog likes this.
    12-05-2015 04:43 PM
  10. Krystianpants's Avatar
    I'm sort of sticking with this one. I would do different stuff if all tiles supported transparency. I guess that's a future feature when w10 rolls out.

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    tboy2000, occamsmonkey and libra89 like this.
    12-06-2015 03:02 PM
  11. TankWart's Avatar
    This is my thoughts too. Some of these really are very beautiful start screens, but in my case I would prefer to have the information provided by the live tiles. However, it is nice to have the option to go either way.

    -Skippy
    Dito. I tried both but ended here:wp_ss_20151206_0004.jpg

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    Last edited by TankWart; 12-06-2015 at 03:34 PM.
    12-06-2015 03:24 PM
  12. Krystianpants's Avatar
    As beautiful all these full screen images with minimal icons in offset positions, I think you are missing the benefits of why windows phones OS is so great: live tiles and quick access to many apps on one screen. You might as well be an android user who does not have this benefit. I would rather categorise my most used apps in folders or in sections and have my screen estate covered in tiles so I can unlock and tap with minimal scrolling or hunting through app list. This is not a bash at the lovely layouts, just I think you are missing out on quick access and glanceable(?) information.
    And that's why Windows 10 aims to be the best of both ios and android. It has a lot of customizability right out of the box with no extra installations needed like on android. It has that locked down OS of iOS that helps with security. And I hope it will have the apple software update capabilities where it doesn't require every carrier to roll out on their own time.
    Kevin Rush likes this.
    12-06-2015 06:29 PM
  13. dKp1977's Avatar
    Dito. I tried both but ended here:Click image for larger version. 

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    Nice one.. A couple of questions though:

    1) which clock app is it you're using here? And how reliable is it? Most apps I tried always took a couple of seconds to update when returning to the home screen after unlocking the device or closing an app.

    2) how the hell did you manage to have data sense show a live tile? Oo Or is this a different app? Neither data sense, nor battery sense or storage sense have live tiles for me on WM10. They do on WP8.1 of course.
    12-07-2015 03:23 AM
  14. TankWart's Avatar
    Nice one.. A couple of questions though:

    1) which clock app is it you're using here? And how reliable is it? Most apps I tried always took a couple of seconds to update when returning to the home screen after unlocking the device or closing an app..
    It is called "Clock Tile DIY" and works quite fast, although I have seen a blank tile before. Most of the time it updates in the first second.

    2) how the hell did you manage to have data sense show a live tile? Oo Or is this a different app? Neither data sense, nor battery sense or storage sense have live tiles for me on WM10. They do on WP8.1 of course.
    You can long-click on Data-Sense in the settings and pin it to the startscreen. I struggled with this as well....
    12-07-2015 04:40 AM
  15. dKp1977's Avatar
    It is called "Clock Tile DIY" and works quite fast, although I have seen a blank tile before. Most of the time it updates in the first second.
    Thanks, I'm definitely gonna give it a try.

    You can long-click on Data-Sense in the settings and pin it to the startscreen. I struggled with this as well....
    That's what I did with all the sense apps. But none of them was showing a live tile. Did you try battery sense and storage sense as well?

    [Edit]

    Just noticed that I had to setup limits for data sense in order to get the live tile working. So this one's sorted now. Battery Sense and Storage Sense are still static tiles with links to the according settings though.
    12-07-2015 04:50 AM
  16. ZipZapRap's Avatar
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    My Start Screen...
    I love that picture. Where's it from?
    12-07-2015 05:33 AM
  17. ZipZapRap's Avatar
    never mind... found it
    12-07-2015 06:33 AM
  18. TankWart's Avatar
    Just noticed that I had to setup limits for data sense in order to get the live tile working. So this one's sorted now. Battery Sense and Storage Sense are still static tiles with links to the according settings though.
    Here as well. They may change it later.
    12-07-2015 07:02 AM
  19. dKp1977's Avatar
    Here as well. They may change it later.
    They better do. These were absolutely useful in WP8.1. Being able to pin them without showing any information is completely nuts.
    12-07-2015 07:26 AM
  20. CaptainLumia's Avatar
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    Very similar to my start screen for my 640 XL. Photo is one I took in Puerto Morelos Mexico about 3 years ago. And I have zero shame in bragging that it's already 70 degrees in my city at 9:30 in the morning in December.
    12-08-2015 12:37 PM
  21. HugoLopez's Avatar
    here is mine still getting use to this as its been since 2012 since i have used WM or WP man its been a long time.
    Love your dog 😁
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    12-08-2015 12:48 PM
  22. nokia4life's Avatar
    Thanks his name is Briggs just turned 1.
    12-08-2015 01:14 PM
  23. Glenn Ruysschaert's Avatar
    12-09-2015 08:36 AM
  24. ninnghizzida's Avatar

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    Love the rabbit. Do you mind sharing it please?

    Luis
    12-09-2015 04:37 PM
  25. AceLimbu's Avatar
    Mine :) just backed up from my 930.
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    12-09-2015 05:44 PM
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