09-30-2014 08:23 AM
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  1. VivekRabara's Avatar
    Somehow I love the invention of start screen background in windows phone 8.1, but when the app doesn't support transparency it becomes very ugly.

    Like I will love to use LinkedIn, Skype or twitter in the middle of the screen, then it breaks start screen from there.

    MS should come up with some solution or better idea in next update, what say?
    09-26-2014 03:01 AM
  2. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    The app developer has to enable transparent tiles. MS has provided this ability but cannot enforce it.

    There are several apps out that may or may not work for making transparent tiles.

    Like this one - Transparency Tiles | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United Kingdom)
    ven07 and Aresjr21 like this.
    09-26-2014 03:08 AM
  3. VivekRabara's Avatar
    MS hasn't worked this for Skype to do better with transparency!!!
    09-26-2014 03:19 AM
  4. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    MS hasn't worked this for Skype to do better with transparency!!!
    You've forgotten that Skype and other bits within MS were working as independent companies and not as if they were one company. That's been 99% of the issues with MS apps on WP. This is supposed to be corrected soon. I hope.
    09-26-2014 03:23 AM
  5. VivekRabara's Avatar
    Yeah like Fb, Skype and many others coming as MS brand.
    09-26-2014 03:28 AM
  6. msirapian's Avatar
    Agreed. I don't use a background image mostly because of MS owned apps. I think it will come when all our apps are 8.1 ONLY written (so far they are 8.0 compiled most of the time, and we don't use the full potential of 8.1, including fast resume).
    09-26-2014 03:39 AM
  7. VivekRabara's Avatar
    Apart from this, MS should provide more colors rather than only white and black as main screen background ( it can be animated wallpaper as well, this will look as tiles are swimming on colourful water!!!)
    pedmar007 and hipporama like this.
    09-26-2014 05:26 AM
  8. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Just so long as I don't need to use it and it doesn't drain my battery you're more than welcome to have that.

    I don't use the background image as it is. I just don't see the need.
    09-26-2014 05:29 AM
  9. Cage Ata's Avatar
    Just so long as I don't need to use it and it doesn't drain my battery you're more than welcome to have that.

    I don't use the background image as it is. I just don't see the need.
    I use custom backgrounds sometimes and other times just the default solid colours. It may not be necessary but its better to have the option to change it then not. Variation and change is great :D
    pedmar007 and STXVI like this.
    09-26-2014 05:36 AM
  10. corey_blackstock's Avatar
    Apart from this, MS should provide more colors rather than only white and black as main screen background ( it can be animated wallpaper as well, this will look as tiles are swimming on colourful water!!!)
    LOL.. Please no.. I don't want the beautiful, minimalist design of WP turning into Android mess.. More colors choices is welcoming but overall I think it fine this way.. No need for another background image on back side.. And even the live tiles, I actually like some of them as a solid color tiles rather than all transparent..
    Karthik Naik likes this.
    09-26-2014 05:40 AM
  11. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I use custom backgrounds sometimes and other times just the default solid colours. It may not be necessary but its better to have the option to change it then not. Variation and change is great :D
    As my post stated. Just so long as it doesn't effect my battery life you can have whatever you want. Options, fine. I personally don't need them. I've become rather minimalist as I've gotten older. I know some people like the flashy bits but I just find it annoying.

    Even the live tiles don't do much for me. I just want to do what I want. I don't really care for waiting watching things flip or animate. Takes too long some times.
    Aresjr21 likes this.
    09-26-2014 06:08 AM
  12. VivekRabara's Avatar
    LOL.. Please no.. I don't want the beautiful, minimalist design of WP turning into Android mess.. More colors choices is welcoming but overall I think it fine this way.. No need for another background image on back side.. And even the live tiles, I actually like some of them as a solid color tiles rather than all transparent..
    May be i am thinking more than it should be but what i am telling is 'after some use of live tiles with background, we don't touch that settings quite often. So i just want more to play with start screen.
    09-26-2014 06:09 AM
  13. etphoto's Avatar
    As my post stated. Just so long as it doesn't effect my battery life you can have whatever you want. Options, fine. I personally don't need them. I've become rather minimalist as I've gotten older. I know some people like the flashy bits but I just find it annoying.

    Even the live tiles don't do much for me. I just want to do what I want. I don't really care for waiting watching things flip or animate. Takes too long some times.

    I agree. I like the fact others can do custom designs of their screen but I'm pretty basic. Once I get it set up I don't like to change things around.
    N_LaRUE and Compiux like this.
    09-26-2014 06:35 AM
  14. VivekRabara's Avatar
    Sometimes I don't like routine things. So I always like change in this field with updation and upgradation.
    09-26-2014 09:39 AM
  15. kalo88's Avatar
    I like things being broken up I don't want everything to be the same.

    Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
    09-26-2014 03:49 PM
  16. VivekRabara's Avatar
    Yes. Change is everything :)
    09-27-2014 02:43 AM
  17. King Nickles Saintil's Avatar
    Who would say no to having more options ? Just because people wont use all of them doesn't mean variation should be stagnant. Animated backgrounds would be awesome ! With live tiles as well...for me ;-)
    VivekRabara and DJCBS like this.
    09-27-2014 08:05 AM
  18. arjunan's Avatar
    MS should come up with some solution or better idea in next update, what say?
    They should give us the ability to make the non transparent tiles Translucent

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...-wishlist.html
    09-27-2014 08:29 AM
  19. DJCBS's Avatar
    You've forgotten that Skype and other bits within MS were working as independent companies and not as if they were one company. That's been 99% of the issues with MS apps on WP. This is supposed to be corrected soon. I hope.
    That would be an acceptable excuse IF things like Office and OneDrive - coming directly from core-Microsoft - would have transparent tiles. They don't.
    VivekRabara likes this.
    09-27-2014 09:00 AM
  20. VivekRabara's Avatar
    MS is really moving forward in phones, but still there are somethings where MS lacks.
    09-27-2014 04:35 PM
  21. sumton's Avatar
    I want to see a better looking live tiles I think im the only one who does NOT like transparent tiles and parallax
    09-28-2014 04:41 AM
  22. humanhowever's Avatar
    What irks me the most, is that Microsoft have some really good features on the phone, however they don't implement them themselves. Most of the Microsoft's own app, games, office, Skype, onedrive to name a few have a solid colour, and it somewhat ruins the accent colour uniformity / transparent tile look.
    09-28-2014 06:24 AM
  23. ortizang's Avatar
    Well in my opinion I find it beautiful not to have all the apps transparent. It's just a matter of how you organize your screen. Anyway just to give you a hand you can take all those apps without transparent tiles and create a folder. That way the folder will solve the problem of the supposed ugly screen.
    09-28-2014 06:42 AM
  24. VivekRabara's Avatar
    @ortizang like if i want to put Skype, Twitter or let say LinkedIn in between of the start screen, then it breaks transparent background from there as they don't have transparency :(
    09-29-2014 04:41 AM
  25. corey_blackstock's Avatar
    If you think solid colored tiles breaks the transparency and makes them ugly, it clearly that you don't have enough creativity arranging your tiles.

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    09-29-2014 11:34 PM
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