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  1. One day's Avatar
    I don't know where to post this as its a suggestion for WPCentral. It would be amazing if WPCentral would allow their app's live tile to be configured to be transparent. The backside picture will remain when flipped, but the colored background behind the headlines should become transparent. Its in my top 3 apps (wide tile) but as it is it is kinda ruining the new 8.1 background image feature...
    04-14-2014 02:39 PM
  2. Jonny702's Avatar
    Mine is transparent. Maybe check your live tile configuration?
    04-14-2014 02:41 PM
  3. Ed Boland's Avatar
    What he said^^^
    04-14-2014 02:46 PM
  4. Detectionable's Avatar
    Mine is transparent. Maybe check your live tile configuration?
    What is your config? Because mine is only transparent if it is not live - soon as it is a live tile, it is a solid WP8 live tile
    04-14-2014 02:49 PM
  5. Jonny702's Avatar
    What is your config? Because mine is only transparent if it is not live - soon as it is a live tile, it is a solid WP8 live tile
    Ah you're right. In fact, after playing with it a bit I can't get it back to being transparent with just the logo again :(. I imagine it will take some time for developers to integrate this feature into their tiles. I'm amazed that Office doesn't have it
    04-14-2014 03:03 PM
  6. One day's Avatar
    I have several third party apps that are transparent currently (ex: Snooze It! and Sky.fm) I am sure it is pretty doable (easily) atm.
    04-14-2014 03:10 PM
  7. One day's Avatar
    actually thinking about it there is nothing they have to do... just allowing background color to be the phone's "default" tile color is probably the only configuration required..
    04-14-2014 03:12 PM
  8. themax2's Avatar
    Yes, i would love to put WPcentral wide tile if transparent, for now only medium size in my homescreen :)
    04-14-2014 03:31 PM
  9. Kyorin's Avatar
    Behavior is certainly odd, some times it's transparent and other times not :(
    04-14-2014 03:37 PM
  10. jgbstetson's Avatar
    I'm having the same issue but I can't even make it transparent by turning off the live tile. ATT 1520.

    Update: Hmm, seems to have worked itself out.
    Last edited by jgbstetson; 04-14-2014 at 08:36 PM.
    04-14-2014 06:46 PM
  11. xaeryan's Avatar
    It seems to go transparent after a while, but once I go into the app it's back to solid accent color. :(
    04-14-2014 08:44 PM
  12. kukuxumusu's Avatar
    Same mine! Trasparent tile is not working!! Any need to tweak on settings?
    04-14-2014 11:10 PM
  13. Jay Bennett's Avatar
    You are using a preview for developers which is not yet fully supported by apps. We will be updating in due time. For now please try using the iconic tile style in our app
    L Beezy likes this.
    04-15-2014 01:10 AM
  14. ktl88's Avatar
    The iconic style is not working for me on my 920. AAahhhhh....
    Waiting for the update
    04-15-2014 03:20 AM
  15. kukuxumusu's Avatar
    You are using a preview for developers which is not yet fully supported by apps. We will be updating in due time. For now please try using the iconic tile style in our app
    It's working fine now on me after i change it to iconic style. 👌
    04-15-2014 06:30 AM
  16. L Beezy's Avatar
    I was just about to create a thread about this...I'm happy I did some searching first. At least it's adknowledged and will be fixed in an update. Good news indeed.

    As for the iconic style live tile, it changes from transparent to solid once I go into the wpcentral app to check my daily dosage of news. Then minutes later, it turns back into transparent. This will work for me until the update comes!
    04-15-2014 09:46 AM
  17. carlosrdd's Avatar
    Same problem as mentioned goes transparent after a few minutes but as soon as you open the app does back to static.
    04-15-2014 01:57 PM
  18. Bacalaohombre's Avatar
    On an 8X here, can't get the transparent live tile either.
    04-15-2014 02:54 PM
  19. One day's Avatar
    Thank you for the response Jay. We are eagerly waiting for the update.
    04-15-2014 03:56 PM
  20. Dusteater's Avatar
    You are using a preview for developers which is not yet fully supported by apps. We will be updating in due time. For now please try using the iconic tile style in our app
    04-15-2014 11:30 PM
  21. jerome snail's Avatar
    It is transparent when it's not a live tile. In the live tile settings you can change the color, by that default it is the accent color, do it is NOT transparent :(
    I hope they will update it soon!
    04-16-2014 04:48 AM
  22. mariusfilip's Avatar
    04-16-2014 12:00 PM
  23. JHunsaker's Avatar
    I have noticed that when you open the wpcentral app it updates the live tile when leaving the app, but doesn't use the transparent background. However, the next time the live tile gets refreshed by the background task it updates with the transparent background. This needs fixed soon because it makes me not to want to open the app. 😉
    GMaster7 likes this.
    04-16-2014 03:14 PM
  24. Jay Bennett's Avatar
    To save duplicating what I sent out on social media:
    Twitter announcement
    Instagram teaser
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    04-16-2014 04:10 PM
  25. MarkTurbo's Avatar
    It keeps coming and going on my 1520! One minute it's transparent, next, it's solid color again! Annoying. 😒
    04-16-2014 06:11 PM
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