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  1. Zippier's Avatar
    Attachment 58003

    Not done with it yet. Still working on it.
    Love your top row of icons.....
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    02-25-2014 12:10 PM
  2. radmanvr's Avatar
    Love your top row of icons.....
    Connectivity Tiles | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)

    Here you go
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    02-25-2014 12:27 PM
  3. jpling's Avatar
    02-25-2014 06:45 PM
  4. fredd's Avatar
    Attachment 58003

    Not done with it yet. Still working on it.
    Last edited by fredd; 02-26-2014 at 04:20 PM.
    02-26-2014 03:48 PM
  5. jtseals's Avatar
    he used connectivity tiles.
    02-26-2014 04:12 PM
  6. chrisdaboss's Avatar
    thy start screen.

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    02-27-2014 12:14 AM
  7. donebrasko's Avatar
    Between custom tile colors and sizes I think we as Windows Phone users have the best start screen options out there. I've seen a lot of great ideas on threads for other devices and think the Icon should have one too.

    Post your pics and if you used a unique app or technique to get that custom look please share what you used and how you did it.

    I find that it takes me a few days to "nail down" what I want but I'll start this thread with my first draft. Lately, I've enjoyed the high contrast setting and try to get a nice equilibrium between form and function.

    Attachment 57572
    how did you do that? I like the black tiles
    02-27-2014 08:59 AM
  8. jtseals's Avatar
    how did you do that? I like the black tiles
    look back on the first page he says how to do it
    02-27-2014 10:01 AM
  9. donebrasko's Avatar
    look back on the first page he says how to do it
    thanks!!!! Would this save battery thus way?
    02-27-2014 01:36 PM
  10. jlzimmerman's Avatar
    thanks!!!! Would this save battery thus way?
    Not that much. Over a full day you can expect a gain of only a few percent.
    02-27-2014 03:38 PM
  11. Zippier's Avatar
    thanks!!!! Would this save battery thus way?
    I used the high contrast setting on my 928 and never really noticed a big difference between it and using regularly colored tiles.
    02-27-2014 07:47 PM
  12. cbreze's Avatar
    Here's what I have for now:



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    02-27-2014 11:13 PM
  13. toddpart's Avatar
    What to do app are you using?

    EDIT...Nevermind, saw your later post... Top Task List :-)


    Attachment 57604

    Mine... so far. Having to get used to all the extra space!
    Last edited by toddpart; 02-28-2014 at 06:19 AM.
    02-27-2014 11:55 PM
  14. Zippier's Avatar
    Here's what I have for now:



    I see that green in theme's all the time but never tried it. I think that might be my next one. I really like it.
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    02-28-2014 06:58 AM
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    02-28-2014 10:41 AM
  16. robertc88's Avatar
    Hi!

    I just got the Icon yesterday and started browsing this forum after I registered. Lots of nice home screens on this thread and wanted to thank you folks for posting yours. I'll figure out how to do that down the road and I'll start building my screen soon. I'll probably keep it real simple to begin with but I have to go into most every tile for starters on the initial screen to see if I want to keep that specific one.

    I have a question. Most everything on the initial screen is the same color tile. How are folks changing tiles to the color they want?

    Thanks again!
    02-28-2014 07:09 PM
  17. Zippier's Avatar
    Hi!

    I just got the Icon yesterday and started browsing this forum after I registered. Lots of nice home screens on this thread and wanted to thank you folks for posting yours. I'll figure out how to do that down the road and I'll start building my screen soon. I'll probably keep it real simple to begin with but I have to go into most every tile for starters on the initial screen to see if I want to keep that specific one.

    I have a question. Most everything on the initial screen is the same color tile. How are folks changing tiles to the color they want?

    Thanks again!
    Some app tiles remain the color of your theme no matter what. For instance, Phone, Messaging and Windows Phone Store. If there's an app out there that allows you to change them, I haven't seen it.

    Other app tiles have a standard color of their own that's not part of the theme you choose. For example OneNote is always purple and OneDrive is always blue.

    A few app tiles, such as Simple Calendar, allow you to have your tile the color of the theme you've chosen or a "custom" background color.

    And then there are a few apps out there, Skinery Themes and Wiztiles are a few that I've tried, that allow you to change a lot of tile settings to custom colors and/or icons.

    Mix that all together and you have a collage of colors.

    P.S. Help me out fellow forum members. I'm sure there are other apps or settings I'm not aware of that let you customize your screen even more.
    02-28-2014 07:47 PM
  18. Novron's Avatar
    02-28-2014 11:37 PM
  19. Novron's Avatar
    How do you take a screenshot and put it inside an image of your phone? Is there an app for that?
    Hold power button then hit the Windows button. It'll put a screenshot in the screenshot album of your camera roll.
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    02-28-2014 11:41 PM
  20. robertc88's Avatar
    Some app tiles remain the color of your theme no matter what. For instance, Phone, Messaging and Windows Phone Store. If there's an app out there that allows you to change them, I haven't seen it.

    Other app tiles have a standard color of their own that's not part of the theme you choose. For example OneNote is always purple and OneDrive is always blue.

    A few app tiles, such as Simple Calendar, allow you to have your tile the color of the theme you've chosen or a "custom" background color.

    And then there are a few apps out there, Skinery Themes and Wiztiles are a few that I've tried, that allow you to change a lot of tile settings to custom colors and/or icons.

    Mix that all together and you have a collage of colors.

    P.S. Help me out fellow forum members. I'm sure there are other apps or settings I'm not aware of that let you customize your screen even more.
    Thanks for replying, much appreciated.

    I'm making some headway. I installed MoWeather and Connectivity Tiles. For the latter, I can pin tiles to the start screen but can't figure out how to get the color for each of those that radmanvr has pictured. Also, for MoWeather all I get is a tile with that title on it on my start screen when I pin it but no weather info like some I see that folks have showing on their screen.

    Lol, at least it is fun learning this new OS and customization of the start screen. I installed WizTiles as well and I'll try using some of those also.
    03-01-2014 02:17 PM
  21. cbreze's Avatar
    Is there any app that would allow a change to the underlying color? Dark and light being our only choices . Be cool to be able to change that. I've been looking and have not found anything but tile changers and lock screen changers. Need a home screen wallpaper changer:)
    03-01-2014 05:38 PM
  22. ajscalingi's Avatar
    Very simple, straightforward approach for me:

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    03-02-2014 02:19 PM
  23. dkediger's Avatar
    Working with this for now
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    03-03-2014 08:50 AM
  24. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Here's mine! Been slacking on uploading this. I did some blurring and erasing to remove some details.

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    03-04-2014 12:52 PM
  25. Kage Maru's Avatar
    Even though we all have the same phone, I love how every start screen looks different. While I understand some of the complaints regarding customization with WP, I think many people overlook how unique you can make your homescreen look.
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    03-05-2014 03:07 PM
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