1. steve_w_7's Avatar
    I just noticed something...

    When you long-tap on a tile to change the size or location, all of your non-transparent tiles become semi-transparent. You can partially see your background through them. Try it for yourself and see.

    I am not a developer, but it seems to me that since WP can make them semi-transparent for that moment, WP should then have the ability to give the user the option to toggle all of their tiles fully transparent or non-transparent whether the app developer made them transparent or not. Does that make sense?
    James8561 likes this.
    04-18-2014 07:40 PM
  2. ven07's Avatar
    Yea i see what you mean! Maybe in future updates :)
    04-18-2014 07:47 PM
  3. bayanii's Avatar
    Or control the transparency
    04-18-2014 07:52 PM
  4. Splacknuk's Avatar
    That is cool... I'd like to see every app be required to have:
    • semi-transparent black icon
    • semi-transparent white icon
    • theme colored icon
    • transparent icon
    05-14-2014 01:47 PM
  5. mparker's Avatar
    it seems to me that since WP can make them semi-transparent for that moment, WP should then have the ability to give the user the option to toggle all of their tiles fully transparent or non-transparent whether the app developer made them transparent or not. Does that make sense?
    The problem is that the transparent effect you see during rearrangement is different from what you get with the transparent tiles. Regular transparent tiles are only partially transparent; the parts that are important (like text or the icon) are opaque for legibility reasons. But when you are rearranging tiles, the entire tile becomes semi-transparent. This is easy for WP to do because it doesn't take any "smarts", it just blindly adjusts all the transparency bits when drawing the tile and presto transparento.
    05-14-2014 02:06 PM

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