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  1. iToms's Avatar
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    01-03-2016 04:21 AM
  2. HeyCori's Avatar
    Ended up switching back to the dark theme. Maybe there's something wrong with my 1520, but I have a problem whenever I use the white theme and the full screen option for a background. The image loses contrast and looks washed out. It looks bad and limits what I can do with my start screen. At least for now I'm going dark.

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    01-03-2016 01:55 PM
  3. Boris Lozac's Avatar
    Hey guys, can anyone tell me what app to use to separate tiles with an empty tile, but really an empty tile, not translucent tile. I used to do this in 8.1 with header tiles, but now 'transparent' tile has the opacity which i applied to other tiles.

    Like this for example http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...tm#post3359121

    Thanks
    01-03-2016 01:58 PM
  4. aienjell's Avatar
    Ended up switching back to the dark theme. Maybe there's something wrong with my 1520, but I have a problem whenever I use the white theme and the full screen option for a background. The image loses contrast and looks washed out. It looks bad and limits what I can do with my start screen. At least for now I'm going dark.

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    Not the phone. My 640 does the same thing to the start screen. It's a bug on current build.
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    01-03-2016 02:13 PM
  5. Hypnopottamus's Avatar
    Hey guys, can anyone tell me what app to use to separate tiles with an empty tile, but really an empty tile, not translucent tile. I used to do this in 8.1 with header tiles, but now 'transparent' tile has the opacity which i applied to other tiles.

    Like this for example http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...tm#post3359121

    Thanks
    Try "Start Perfect". It allows you to pin an Invisible blank tile as well as transparent blank tiles.
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    01-03-2016 02:27 PM
  6. ramyZgHR's Avatar

    One more from me! ☺
    01-03-2016 03:05 PM
  7. HeyCori's Avatar
    Not the phone. My 640 does the same thing to the start screen. It's a bug on current build.
    Thanks for letting me know.
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    01-03-2016 04:00 PM
  8. celticmagick's Avatar
    Hey guys, can anyone tell me what app to use to separate tiles with an empty tile, but really an empty tile, not translucent tile. I used to do this in 8.1 with header tiles, but now 'transparent' tile has the opacity which i applied to other tiles.

    Like this for example http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...tm#post3359121

    Thanks
    Apps like Blank Tiles and Empty Tiles perhaps? Blank Tiles looks like solid colors only where Empty Tiles allows for the wallpaper behind it.
    01-03-2016 04:55 PM
  9. resle's Avatar
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    The idea is "organization by row"

    Row 1: Communication apps
    Row 2: Office apps
    Row 3-6: People
    Row 7: "Places"
    Row 8-9: free for future uses
    Row 9: Information apps
    Row 10: Devices... replaced by the smartphone! (Camera, GPS, remote.... etc. etc.)
    Last edited by resle; 01-03-2016 at 09:33 PM.
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    01-03-2016 09:06 PM
  10. Deepak's Avatar
    Try "Start Perfect". It allows you to pin an Invisible blank tile as well as transparent blank tiles.
    But pinning invisible tile results in a black tile instead. The invisible tile is actually for WP8.1 kind of start screen having wallpaper cropped inside the tiles.
    01-04-2016 03:43 AM
  11. bananagrams's Avatar
    New WP user here.
    Can someone explain to me how the background wallpaper works? I have an image that I'd like to use. All good.
    Then when I go to the picture and tell the system to set it as the background picture, it sends me to the crop tool to crop the picture. that's fine. I select the area which I want to be displayed and press save. Success, the picture is set.

    However, when I go to the homescreen, the area of the picture that is shown does not match the cropped boundaries that I selected. The height and width are cut off.. How do I go about fixing this without resorting to manually dimensioning the photo (assuming even that works)?

    Edit: I'm on W10M and using a Lumia 640
    01-04-2016 12:20 PM
  12. celticmagick's Avatar
    New WP user here.
    Can someone explain to me how the background wallpaper works? I have an image that I'd like to use. All good.
    Then when I go to the picture and tell the system to set it as the background picture, it sends me to the crop tool to crop the picture. that's fine. I select the area which I want to be displayed and press save. Success, the picture is set.

    However, when I go to the homescreen, the area of the picture that is shown does not match the cropped boundaries that I selected. The height and width are cut off.. How do I go about fixing this without resorting to manually dimensioning the photo (assuming even that works)?

    Edit: I'm on W10M and using a Lumia 640
    Welcome to WP!

    The area that you are cropping is actually a little bit larger than the viewable screen size - it actually covers the app list and a little bit lower than the bottom edge of the screen. When you scroll down on the Start screen (assuming you have more tiles than what can fit on the Start screen) the wallpaper moves up a little. The wallpaper also moves a little to the side when you swipe to the app list. This action is not noticed as much if you are using a basic pattern wallpaper.

    I hope this helps.
    01-04-2016 01:30 PM
  13. bananagrams's Avatar
    Thanks! This actually helps explain what's going on.
    Is there any way to make it not do that? Hmmm...Does that mean I need to crop more area at the bottom of the picture in order to compensate for the scrolling effects?

    As it stands, I don't have any more tiles beyond the first screen.

    Welcome to WP!

    The area that you are cropping is actually a little bit larger than the viewable screen size - it actually covers the app list and a little bit lower than the bottom edge of the screen. When you scroll down on the Start screen (assuming you have more tiles than what can fit on the Start screen) the wallpaper moves up a little. The wallpaper also moves a little to the side when you swipe to the app list. This action is not noticed as much if you are using a basic pattern wallpaper.

    I hope this helps.
    01-04-2016 01:37 PM
  14. celticmagick's Avatar
    Thanks! This actually helps explain what's going on.
    Is there any way to make it not do that? Hmmm...Does that mean I need to crop more area at the bottom of the picture in order to compensate for the scrolling effects?

    As it stands, I don't have any more tiles beyond the first screen.
    Unfortunately I don't think that action can be disabled. They should have guidelines in the crop section so that you know which is on the Start screen and which area is off to the sides. Hmmm..off to the Feedback app I go :)

    Having just the one Start screen helps you out a bit. Yes, I would crop it so that the area I definitely wanted on the Start screen is showing with the less wanted area to the right (for the app list). I had a similar situation and it took a little trial and error to get it right.
    01-04-2016 01:54 PM
  15. rspillo01's Avatar
    My start screen
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    01-05-2016 08:22 AM
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    01-06-2016 01:02 AM
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    How did you get those blank spaces please?
    01-06-2016 02:06 AM
  18. Aurelink's Avatar
    Just use an app like "Blank tiles", creates a tile with nothing in it. And with the 100% transparency of the tile, it's like there's a space between rows
    01-06-2016 02:43 AM
  19. Paul Stasik's Avatar
    Here's my Lumia 950 XL's start! I'm enjoying some transparency over a pic of my bf and I at the beach in Washington.

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    01-06-2016 06:16 AM
  20. hjoci1980's Avatar
    Start Perfect app.
    01-06-2016 07:02 AM
  21. Christian Vizcarra21's Avatar
    How did you do a picture background on WP 8.1?
    01-06-2016 11:56 AM
  22. JerseySal's Avatar
    Hey. What weather app are you using?
    01-06-2016 12:43 PM
  23. Bagzton's Avatar
    Thanks guys.
    01-06-2016 02:45 PM
  24. Jwdjr15's Avatar
    Lumia 950
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    01-06-2016 04:43 PM
  25. Mike Newport's Avatar
    playa made, really love windows 10 on my lumia 1020 lumia camera is still better then windows camera and the images are amazing on newest build 10586.39

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    01-06-2016 06:13 PM
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