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  1. Zippier's Avatar
    How'd you get the tiles to turn black? That's awesome!
    Post a screen shot when you're done pci2k!
    02-21-2014 07:25 PM
  2. TheArcaneFlame's Avatar
    Don't you guys have trouble reaching the top row of icons? For me since I use my phone and texts so much they seem easier to access down low.
    I guess it all depends on how you are holding the phone but I don't have any problems reaching the top row of small icons on mine. The way I hold it when doing so it with the back of the phone cradled across my fingers as opposed to the palm. I think that makes the difference in giving my thumb more reach for one handed operation.

    Of course a lot of the time I use my phone two handed anyhow so it is even less of a concern or issue then.

    *Edit - With that said, I did consider putting all my account icons more towards the middle of the screen. But I didn't like that as much from a visual and organizational standpoint. For me at least it's arranged in a way that gives me all the standard information I need in as natural way as possible. Just seems like I naturally look at the top of the screen first so I can quickly see my main accounts there. Then scanning down goes to calendar and weather. After that it's social stuff and media. Then my to-do lists. Then photos and games.

    Which I think it's interesting to see if by looking at people's start screens you can determine where their priorities lie. Sometimes when you look at a person's start screen that's very clear... other times it's hard to easily make heads or tails of it! haha

    But that's the great thing about it... it's all up to the individual user and what works for them! :)
    Last edited by TheArcaneFlame; 02-21-2014 at 07:33 PM. Reason: Didn't want to double post.
    02-21-2014 07:26 PM
  3. Torch4x4's Avatar
    Didn't setup mine yet because I will get the Lumia Icon in a month, however I been playing with the setup of the home screen using the same programs from my current HTC 8X and make the new alignments to the columns.
    I prefer the light background and Cyan color for tiles.
    To change the colors of some tiles I'm using the app "Cool Tiles" (whatsapp, iexplorer, app store), to make the groups I'm using "Group Tiles", for some apps I'm using the app called "WebApps", some other things like music I'm pining some of my albums and Pandora stations. (for the Photography section currently I don't have Camera apps from Nokia), I have more sections called "Outdoors", "Work", "Tools & More" not showed in this picture.
    Here is the a picture with sections:
    wp-home-screen-apps-migration-icon-2-.jpg
    Here is the Home Screen section:
    wp-home-screen-apps-migration-icon-4-.png
    Last edited by Torch4x4; 02-22-2014 at 09:00 AM.
    02-22-2014 12:32 AM
  4. rain620's Avatar
    How do you take a screenshot and put it inside an image of your phone? Is there an app for that?
    02-22-2014 12:55 AM
  5. Zippier's Avatar
    Thanks for all the great screenshots everyone. Please keep 'em coming.
    02-22-2014 10:27 AM
  6. savagelizards's Avatar


    New to WP, so I have been trying to get this comfortable... a work in progress, but much thanks to TheArcaneFlame for showing me a better way...
    02-22-2014 08:12 PM
  7. savagelizards's Avatar
    Sorry, maybe the pic will work now...

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    02-22-2014 08:21 PM
  8. ynotbike's Avatar
    I went basic
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    02-22-2014 08:26 PM
  9. Zippier's Avatar
    I went basic
    That's what makes Windows Phone rock....we all get a custom experience! I notice you're using Nokia Storyteller in the bottom right. How are you liking it so far?
    02-22-2014 11:28 PM
  10. Martog's Avatar
    This is mine, loving the small icons now, so much more on the screen!
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    02-23-2014 09:59 PM
  11. duncan0622's Avatar
    Didn't setup mine yet because I will get the Lumia Icon in a month, however I been playing with the setup of the home screen using the same programs from my current HTC 8X and make the new alignments to the columns.
    I prefer the light background and Cyan color for tiles.
    To change the colors of some tiles I'm using the app "Cool Tiles" (whatsapp, iexplorer, app store), to make the groups I'm using "Group Tiles", for some apps I'm using the app called "WebApps", some other things like music I'm pining some of my albums and Pandora stations. (for the Photography section currently I don't have Camera apps from Nokia), I have more sections called "Outdoors", "Work", "Tools & More" not showed in this picture.
    Here is the a picture with sections:
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    Here is the Home Screen section:
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    The weather app is sick. What the app it is?
    02-24-2014 07:33 AM
  12. primortal's Avatar
    The weather app is sick. What the app it is?
    MoWeather | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
    02-24-2014 07:56 AM
  13. Kage Maru's Avatar
    The extra column of tiles really made me rethink how I arrange everything. Had a totally different set up on my 928.

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    02-24-2014 10:33 AM
  14. berty6294's Avatar
    This is my start screen momentarily, it will probably take a few weeks for me to find something that really sticks!

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    02-24-2014 10:36 AM
  15. jlzimmerman's Avatar
    The most frequently accessed apps on the right for ease of my thumb.

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    02-24-2014 11:47 AM
  16. Scorpio5x0's Avatar
    This is my start screen for the moment. As with my other Windows Phones, I am sure this will change often. Had a difficult time at first with all the extra real estate on the screen.

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    02-24-2014 01:22 PM
  17. flackberry's Avatar
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    Mine... so far. Having to get used to all the extra space!
    What app is the Personal and Work lists? Is that Exchange tasks somehow integrated into the live tile?
    02-24-2014 03:38 PM
  18. MF-Karma's Avatar
    I asked the same questin through a pm. It's Top Task List. Takes a little bit to figure out but I also really like it.
    02-24-2014 03:56 PM
  19. flackberry's Avatar
    I asked the same questin through a pm. It's Top Task List. Takes a little bit to figure out but I also really like it.
    Thanks. Now I can obsess about my to do lists even more.
    02-24-2014 04:07 PM
  20. bono30's Avatar
    Mine is simple and clean.wp_ss_20140224_0001.jpgwp_ss_20140224_0002.jpg
    02-24-2014 07:17 PM
  21. DustinRyan's Avatar
    These forums don't let me upload images from my computer to here, but just pretend my home screen has tiles and stuff :)
    Mike SheaIII and Astropin like this.
    02-24-2014 07:19 PM
  22. xboxonthego3's Avatar
    This is how I set up my cousin's Start Screen. It will surely change when he gets it and starts customizing it, but for now I just wanted to emphasize the best of Windows Phone, i.e. weather live tile, pinning people, different tile sizes, Halo on Windows Phone, Xbox Music (also got him a 1-year pass).

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    I really love how the weather is setup with the smaller icons towards the left and right. I use to have a similar up with the medium tile on my HTC 8x. It just looks very appealing to have to that every now and again. I'll be borrowing it for when I get my Icon tomorrow! :)
    02-24-2014 07:29 PM
  23. sotv1's Avatar
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    Mine... so far. Having to get used to all the extra space!

    Screwed up my first post :-)

    I really like how you have set your phone up. Can you tell me how you got the day to go vertical and how you have the personal and work items showing?
    02-24-2014 08:51 PM
  24. TheArcaneFlame's Avatar
    Screwed up my first post :-)

    I really like how you have set your phone up. Can you tell me how you got the day to go vertical and how you have the personal and work items showing?

    I am using Simple Calendar for my calendar live tile and that is one of the themes available for it.

    Simple Calendar | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)


    The Personal and Work to-do lists are separate live tiles from Top Task List.

    Top Task List | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)

    It does take a little bit to get it setup but I think it's very intuitive and straightforward. Create a folder within the app for each category and then you can pin those to the start screen. You can set up due dates, reoccurrences of tasks and ordering of lists by date which is pretty slick for things that you have to do over and over again. You can also assign colors to the folders which will change the color of the respective live tile. Also the developer is great and actively works to incorporate user feedback with regular updates. Plus it's completely free and has no ads other than a static ad on the about screen for another of his apps.
    02-24-2014 09:17 PM
  25. radmanvr's Avatar
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    Not done with it yet. Still working on it.
    Jillxz and Tullphan like this.
    02-25-2014 11:07 AM
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