1. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    In Windows 10 Mobile on my 640 I like how I can make the background image seamless by choosing full screen picture, so I thought it would be nice to be able to create a minimalist screen of just icons by setting the transparency to 100%. I can do this easily on Android but the effect is spoiled on Windows 10 Mobile by the fact that some tiles such as the Photos and OneNote tiles are not even able to be set to a basic transparent icon. Is there a way of replacing these to allow this? I couldn't find an app to do this, at least for these tiles. Kind of defeats the purpose having this setting if you can't make it apply to all icons. Microsoft certainly needs an additional option on the photos tile to allow a static icon instead of a photo.
    06-26-2016 12:42 AM
  2. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    In Windows 10 Mobile on my 640 I like how I can make the background image seamless by choosing full screen picture, so I thought it would be nice to be able to create a minimalist screen of just icons by setting the transparency to 100%. I can do this easily on Android but the effect is spoiled on Windows 10 Mobile by the fact that some tiles such as the Photos and OneNote tiles are not even able to be set to a basic transparent icon. Is there a way of replacing these to allow this? I couldn't find an app to do this, at least for these tiles. Kind of defeats the purpose having this setting if you can't make it apply to all icons. Microsoft certainly needs an additional option on the photos tile to allow a static icon instead of a photo.
    We left a lot of feedback for that, forst of all MSN Meteo tile
    06-26-2016 02:45 AM
  3. Ma Rio's Avatar
    In Windows 10 Mobile on my 640 I like how I can make the background image seamless by choosing full screen picture, so I thought it would be nice to be able to create a minimalist screen of just icons by setting the transparency to 100%. I can do this easily on Android but the effect is spoiled on Windows 10 Mobile by the fact that some tiles such as the Photos and OneNote tiles are not even able to be set to a basic transparent icon. Is there a way of replacing these to allow this? I couldn't find an app to do this, at least for these tiles. Kind of defeats the purpose having this setting if you can't make it apply to all icons. Microsoft certainly needs an additional option on the photos tile to allow a static icon instead of a photo.
    In the photos app settings you can set the tile to show only favorite images, and then if you have no favorite images, it will be a transparent tile.
    Krystianpants likes this.
    06-26-2016 07:28 AM
  4. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    In the photos app settings you can set the tile to show only favorite images, and then if you have no favorite images, it will be a transparent tile.
    Aha! I have no idea why I didn't try that! Then again that's what these forums are for, to figure out these 'aha moments'. Thank you.

    At least that's one of the main culprits down. I could leave them off the start screen but then I'd lose the convenience which is the whole point of them being there in the first place :)
    06-26-2016 08:47 AM
  5. Hypnopottamus's Avatar
    Originally posted by rgv521
    Originally Posted by Ma Rio
    In the photos app settings you can set the tile to show only favorite images, and then if you have no favorite images, it will be a transparent tile.
    Aha! I have no idea why I didn't try that! Then again that's what these forums are for, to figure out these 'aha moments'. Thank you.

    At least that's one of the main culprits down. I could leave them off the start screen but then I'd lose the convenience which is the whole point of them being there in the first place :)
    As far as having the OneNote tile be transparent, there is an app I use called "Start Perfect" that has a workaround for creating the main OneNote notebook to be transparent. Individual notes pinned to the start screen will still be non-transparent, but the main page for OneNote will be transparent. It is a payed app, though. I think it's worth it. It allows for several other apps to be pinned to the start screen as transparent tiles too.
    ananve likes this.
    06-27-2016 11:43 PM
  6. Krystianpants's Avatar
    Photos app can be done if you don't have any favourites and going into settings and making live tile display favourites.

    I put in a twitter app using cool tiles on my start screen here. There's others I would want but unfortunately MS is so concerned with developers submitting apps that they don't put any restrictions on them and are causing a mess of great features. Not only that they don't follow their own standards. It's chaotic really.

    There's many apps that do this though. Most of them are windows 8.1 apps but the links work for basic stuff. Though a lot of newer UWP apps aren't in the lists due to these apps never being updated anymore. My twitter one is on the left hand side. I wish there was an app that also made a transparent file for Line messenger. Right now I just don't keep it pinned and only go into it when i receive messages by tapping them in action center.

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    martyn30162 likes this.
    06-28-2016 03:14 PM
  7. crunchbangyou's Avatar
    Can you please explain to me how you manage to have screen like this?
    09-07-2016 03:53 AM
  8. BrunoMG's Avatar
    Basically you just have to resize all your tiles to the smallest ones and drag them to the left/top
    It will leave a central area with no tiles
    09-07-2016 04:13 AM
  9. BrunoMG's Avatar
    Here's mine

    09-07-2016 04:18 AM
  10. SL2's Avatar
    Can you please explain to me how you manage to have screen like this?
    What do you mean? You know that you can move and resize tiles, right?
    09-07-2016 06:07 AM

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