1. Saksham Sharma's Avatar
    Well i was looking at my home screen today, imagining how it would be with skinned parallax tiles. I noticed that majority of those tiles have solid backgrounds and thus i might not be able to enjoy the parallax fully.
    The main ones which would look bad:
    Music (when not playing anything, i love the artist image thing otherwise)
    OneNote
    Nokia Camera (i still have it pinned)
    Nokia Refocus
    Here maps
    Here drive
    Blink
    Office Lens
    Office
    MyAppFree (though i open it just once a day)
    Maxthon
    Viber
    Music Drop
    Surfy
    App social
    And lastly, the photos hub. I love love love its tile, but it would look odd maybe, and i dont want to remove it.

    So what does everyone think about it ? Solid tiles ? Are they going to spoil the fun ? It seems so for me, and i dont want to disable the background image of the tiles either. Lets see..
    04-13-2014 10:55 AM
  2. Gorki247's Avatar
    I actually prefer it if certain apps keep their original tile. That way they stand out, making them easier to find. Especially now that we can have more tiles on our screen.

    In my opinion a good developer will give the end-user the choice between their chosen design or the user's theme (or background).
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    04-13-2014 11:14 AM
  3. Saksham Sharma's Avatar
    Hope so ! (last line) I didn't mention vieather in my list even though it is orange on my phone, because the developer gives us an option in its case. Lets hope all major developers (ESPECIALLY NOKIA !!! I HATE THEIR FIXED PINK/PURPLE TILES !!) give us that option, or instead simply make their tiles transparent.
    04-13-2014 11:27 AM
  4. shadownjoke's Avatar
    Plus, you're losing the cool music+video hub tile anyway...
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    04-13-2014 12:50 PM
  5. 2tomtom's Avatar
    I think I will have a look at how this works for me as I really love the current tiles I have. I lay them out and choose the sizes and think, yep, that combination looks awesome. Once some tiles are transparent and some not, mmmm, will probably not work for me but will give it a try.

    Guess I will only know for sure once I try. Have the Preview for Developers installed so won't be long now ��
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    04-13-2014 01:19 PM
  6. Saksham Sharma's Avatar
    Plus, you're losing the cool music+video hub tile anyway...
    does Xbox music not have that artist picture tile ? Btw what i remember is that the music tile stays the same (saw in a screenshot of rubino's phone) but it is now renamed to only music. I'm afraid you're wrong there, the tile is staying ! :)
    04-13-2014 01:55 PM
  7. Saksham Sharma's Avatar
    I think I will have a look at how this works for me as I really love the current tiles I have. I lay them out and choose the sizes and think, yep, that combination looks awesome. Once some tiles are transparent and some not, mmmm, will probably not work for me but will give it a try.

    Guess I will only know for sure once I try. Have the Preview for Developers installed so won't be long now ��
    yeah that'd the reason i created this thread, its going to get awkward for some to leave their old layout behind. Our so crafted-with-love layout..
    04-13-2014 01:57 PM
  8. mariusfilip's Avatar
    04-16-2014 12:03 PM
  9. kingenu's Avatar
    i think they ruin the fun, for example, my twitter app is one of my most used app and its blue so its makes using the background weird, the bing news app tile colour can't be changed, the games tile also, office, so yeah i don't see this working unless, microsoft provide some overide on app tile colour
    Kon Bick likes this.
    04-16-2014 12:16 PM
  10. Thomas Ozawa's Avatar
    i think they ruin the fun, for example, my twitter app is one of my most used app and its blue so its makes using the background weird, the bing news app tile colour can't be changed, the games tile also, office, so yeah i don't see this working unless, microsoft provide some overide on app tile colour
    Use Tilesparency ! Make all the tiles transparent.
    04-16-2014 12:18 PM
  11. AzmoD3uS's Avatar
    Another great option. Instead of blank transparent tiles, this one makes the xbox music, games and video app tiles transparent without losing functionality (then again, music app functionality is horrible. ).

    He's working on the other tiles with solid backgrounds too!
    04-16-2014 12:24 PM
  12. kingenu's Avatar
    Use Tilesparency ! Make all the tiles transparent.
    it slows the loading time of the apps
    04-16-2014 12:34 PM
  13. Saksham Sharma's Avatar
    it slows the loading time of the apps
    yeah, as if Xbox music loading time wasn't long enough already.
    kingenu likes this.
    04-16-2014 11:04 PM

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