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  1. Mike Newport's Avatar
    it is safe to say by far my favorite start screen i have ever created!!

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    01-21-2016 05:12 AM
  2. Akssingh's Avatar
    it is safe to say by far my favorite start screen i have ever created!!

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    That looks REALLY good btw!
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    01-21-2016 06:24 AM
  3. Krystianpants's Avatar
    I'm waiting for the save theme feature which ms confirmed will come. Forget where I read that. User voice I think.
    01-21-2016 06:31 AM
  4. Gautam Kabiraj's Avatar
    01-22-2016 04:18 AM
  5. Mhtu's Avatar
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    What's the App for Text and how did you got the round me tile?
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    01-22-2016 05:22 AM
  6. Gautam Kabiraj's Avatar
    What's the App for Text and how did you got the round me tile?
    That was simple, I elliptically cropped my image and saved it as a transparent PNG. Later, I tiled the image using #TileArt app! :)
    01-22-2016 06:01 AM
  7. Forrest C's Avatar
    How the hell did you do these?
    Use an app that lets you make empty tiles, then you can set them all the way transparent, or part of the way. Put a column of tiles down one of the sides so that you can freely place the tiles with out the phone automatically bunching them together at the top.
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    01-23-2016 05:04 AM
  8. Gautam Kabiraj's Avatar
    Use an app that lets you make empty tiles, then you can set them all the way transparent, or part of the way. Put a column of tiles down one of the sides so that you can freely place the tiles with out the phone automatically bunching them together at the top.
    Yeah, that is pretty much how I did it. For those of you want to know how, here's the procedure:

    1. Go to Settings > System > Display, and move the slider to 250% or less (you'll be asked to restart the device, so just do that).

    2. Go to Personalization > Start and toggle on Show more tiles.

    3. Now, download and install this app called Tiles Texti from the Store. (the trial version will do the trick, too)

    4. Open the app and select Medium Tile. Replace the text Text with Start / Games / Office / Social / Tools or whatever category you want to group your apps in. Under Font Style, choose Segoe WP (this looks homely with the Windows phone design language)... of course you can try others as you wish..

    5. Choose the Font Color white. When you're satisfied, tap Pin to start.

    ------------- For the circular avatar / profile pic, you need Photoshop on your PC -------------

    1. Open Photoshop and create a new PNG transparent image of 2:1.

    2. Find a picture of yourself and crop it using Elliptical Marquee Tool.

    3. Paste the newly cropped image on the right-most side of the transparent PNG image.

    4. On the left side, you can write some stuff like... <your name> Signed in / Logged in etc etc..

    5. Save this picture as a transparent PNG, and transfer it to your phone.

    6. Now, download and install #TileArt from the Store.

    7. Open the app, click Create tile art

    8. You'll be shown four blue squares. Long tap on the first one and resize it into a wide tile.

    9. From the bottom navigation bar, choose Pick image > Phone

    10. Okay, now choose your transparent PNG picture which had your photo and name on it.

    11. Resize the image inside the wide tile by dragging it with any two fingers.

    12. Pin the tile when you're satisfied.

    For demonstration, here I'm showing a picture on how the tiles are arranged (with lowered transparency).

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    Once you're satisfied with the arrangement, you can change the tiles transparency to 100% (Settings > Personalization > Start > Tile Transparency).

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    Thanks!
    01-23-2016 07:30 AM
  9. Michael1409's Avatar
    I love Windows 10!!!
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    01-23-2016 10:29 AM
  10. aienjell's Avatar
    I love Windows 10!!!
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    Awesome use of Cortana!
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    01-23-2016 10:39 AM
  11. Radeon_NL's Avatar
    01-23-2016 12:32 PM
  12. Nicholas Maguire's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Mobile on my Lumia 640! Crazy how customizable Windows 10 Mobile truly is.
    01-23-2016 03:57 PM
  13. Nicholas Maguire's Avatar
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    Changed my start screen again... Wow. The possibilities are endless.
    Edit: I've since tweaked it a little bit to improve the looks :)
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    Last edited by Nicholas Maguire; 01-27-2016 at 09:48 PM.
    01-23-2016 05:40 PM
  14. mark McWilliams's Avatar
    Lumia 950
    01-23-2016 05:41 PM
  15. Ariman Amin's Avatar
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    Changed my start screen again... Wow. The possibilities are endless.
    Can i know what app are you using on the top that show time day date and battery percentage?
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    01-24-2016 01:20 AM
  16. ramyZgHR's Avatar
    Can i know what app are you using on the top that show time day date and battery percentage?
    It's TimeMe tile.
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    01-24-2016 04:37 AM
  17. Rugish Dapeca's Avatar
    For some reason TimeMe Tile has stopped syncing my weather. I noticed it on Nicholas Maguire's image as well. That's the N/A! under the battery percentage. Anyone know how to get that working again, or do we have to wait for an update?
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    01-24-2016 08:35 AM
  18. celticmagick's Avatar
    For some reason TimeMe Tile has stopped syncing my weather. I noticed it on Nicholas Maguire's image as well. That's the N/A! under the battery percentage. Anyone know how to get that working again, or do we have to wait for an update?
    In the past, an update is needed to get things communicating with the servers again. This has always been the issue with TimeMe. I like the app but the update intervals need improving and the sync issues need an overhaul.

    A reset may jump start the app again.

    If only Microsoft would add some basic features to the Weather app. Grrr.
    01-24-2016 09:08 AM
  19. prophoto1's Avatar
    my screen shot of my unlocked lumia 1520 running windows 10 insider build!wp_ss_20160125_0001.jpg
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    01-24-2016 11:19 PM
  20. U2men's Avatar
    My start screen on Lumia 920 lasts many months.
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    01-25-2016 10:31 AM
  21. smf98aggie's Avatar
    What calendar app are you using?


    IMO "Less is More"..I save the "busy" look for a scroll down with Live folders

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    01-25-2016 01:23 PM
  22. smf98aggie's Avatar
    How did you get the Cortana tile so big?

    It sure does, report them. :-)
    01-25-2016 01:35 PM
  23. Hans Krause1's Avatar
    01-25-2016 01:50 PM
  24. boltman2013's Avatar
    What calendar app are you using?
    Chronos Calendar Plus
    01-25-2016 08:02 PM
  25. allegoricpig13's Avatar
    A white option in colours would be a good addition as well.

    I think the transparency tiles are not implemented correctly. Instead of increasing/decreasing the transparency level, we should be able to increase/decrease blurryness level. This way, you would have different options: completely transparent tiles (which in most cases look weird unless you pin less than 5 apps on the startscreen), normal transparency and the more you move the cursor, the blurrier it gets. Why? To keep the image in the background distinguishable without disturbing the legibility of the screen. It would look more polished/refined than then basic transparency we have at the moment. Depending on the image you put in the background, you have to sacrifice either legibility or looks. A little bit like what was done in this concept by Moises David Perez Naranjo:

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    After a while, I find that the basic transparency effect is boring and does not serve its purpose well: adding more pop to the startscreen while being classy/sober. That's just MY opinion of course. I know that other people like to pin everything on the startscreen they are totally fine with it. ;)
    01-26-2016 08:21 AM
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