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  1. Zippier'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.

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    02-20-2014 07:29 PM
  2. MicrosoftNorthstar'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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    trandz and enthuz like this.
    02-20-2014 07:54 PM
  3. JBConforti's Avatar
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    Took me a while to fill the entire space but I think I got it to where I like it. Never use more than what can fit on my screen.
    02-20-2014 08:21 PM
  4. SAM 77's Avatar
    I hate youssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss


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    02-20-2014 08:27 PM
  5. JBConforti's Avatar
    I hate youssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss



    Sooooo much room for activities
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    02-20-2014 08:27 PM
  6. SAM 77's Avatar
    Now you rubbing it in
    JBConforti and Astropin like this.
    02-20-2014 08:40 PM
  7. mary beth hale's Avatar
    love the high contrast!
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    02-20-2014 09:09 PM
  8. Jeremy Lebens's Avatar
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    02-21-2014 04:57 AM
  9. california86's Avatar
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    Is that the built-in phone application? When I have my phone button as a medium square, it says "Verizon Wireless" rather than "Phone". I'd prefer it to say "Phone" as I think the phone already has enough Verizon branding on it. :P
    02-21-2014 07:18 AM
  10. pci2k's Avatar
    Here's my setup. I jammed as much stuff as humanly possible so I don't need to scroll, lol! I only have 3 or 4 large tiles. It's just a preference.
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    02-21-2014 07:54 AM
  11. BurritoButt's Avatar
    Is that the built-in phone application?
    That looks like Rap Dialer.
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    02-21-2014 09:37 AM
  12. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Can we get a moderator to sticky this? I'd love to see more Icon start screens.
    02-21-2014 09:38 AM
  13. TheArcaneFlame's Avatar
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    Mine... so far. Having to get used to all the extra space!
    02-21-2014 09:46 AM
  14. california86's Avatar
    Nothing too fancy, but I do enjoy a more minimalistic look.

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    02-21-2014 10:00 AM
  15. IdemanEric'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.

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    what calendar app are you using... Sorry, new to WP.
    02-21-2014 10:35 AM
  16. berty6294's Avatar
    Here's my setup. I jammed as much stuff as humanly possible so I don't need to scroll, lol! I only have 3 or 4 large tiles. It's just a preference.
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    Inhumane. Lmao
    02-21-2014 10:37 AM
  17. Zippier's Avatar
    what calendar app are you using... Sorry, new to WP.
    It's called Simple Calendar. I think you have to pay for that particular theme. I happened to get lucky on a day they had them unlocked for free.
    02-21-2014 10:43 AM
  18. msdugn's Avatar
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    02-21-2014 12:47 PM
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    Mine... so far. Having to get used to all the extra space!
    Mine will be similar to this. It just feels... ordered.
    02-21-2014 01:21 PM
  20. pci2k'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.

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    How'd you get the tiles to turn black? That's awesome!
    02-21-2014 01:37 PM
  21. gamblers4's Avatar
    Suits me perfect.

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    02-21-2014 01:45 PM
  22. Zippier's Avatar
    How'd you get the tiles to turn black? That's awesome!
    Settings
    Ease of Access - then turn on High Contrast

    It doesn't turn "all" of your tiles black. For example OneNote and OneDrive stay their normal blue and purple.

    You can also go to themes after your turn on the High Contrast and change your background to light. That one looks pretty cool too.
    Last edited by Zippier; 02-21-2014 at 02:46 PM.
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    02-21-2014 01:49 PM
  23. MicrosoftNorthstar's Avatar
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    Mine... so far. Having to get used to all the extra space!
    Wow, I really like your setup. If and when I ever get a three-column phone I might do something similar to yours.
    02-21-2014 06:54 PM
  24. trandz's Avatar
    really hope that rumor to set the 3 row screen on other phones is true. I wish my 1020 had this, the biggest thing I miss from the 1520.
    02-21-2014 06:57 PM
  25. JBConforti'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.
    california86 likes this.
    02-21-2014 07:03 PM
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