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  1. anon(5327487)'s Avatar
    Hi all,

    I'm new to WP7 and this forum is really helping me learn how to get the best out of it. I've just got a Samsung Omnia 7 and I'm really loving the WP7 UI. Anyway, I was just wondering how other people organize tiles? I've been using mylivetile.com to experiment with various 'sections'. At the moment my set-up is:

    1) Standard phone, messaging, mail tiles + People hub, Me and fave contact

    2) "Office": Calendar, alarms, calculator, office and IE

    3) "Media": Pictures, Music & Video and Xbox Live

    4) "Apps": various app tiles

    5) "More": Maps, Market and Settings
    06-13-2011 08:29 AM
  2. enahs555's Avatar
    I have

    Going from top down, left to right

    Phone | People
    Messaging | Email
    IE | Maps
    Calculator | WeatherBug
    Pictures
    XBOX | Music
    Calendar
    Alarm | Marketplace
    QuickEasyNote | SmartLight
    Settings | Another email account used less often
    06-13-2011 09:04 AM
  3. tsquare2112's Avatar
    I would love to figure out how to make sections to add multiple tiles to one "folder", but cant seem to figure it out.
    06-13-2011 09:58 AM
  4. Luisraul924's Avatar
    I would love to figure out how to make sections to add multiple tiles to one "folder", but cant seem to figure it out.
    This isn't currently possible.
    06-13-2011 11:20 AM
  5. Luisraul924's Avatar
    My setup is:

    Me--Twitter
    Zune--People
    WP7 News--IMDb
    The Weather Channel--Internet Explorer
    Hotmail--Xbox Live
    --Pictures--
    Marketplace--YouTube (Lazyworm)
    --Calendar--
    Phone--Messaging
    Maps--Settings

    I know there's no real relevance or consistency in the order of my apps but I organized them by amount of use with the heaviest used being at the top. The ones at the bottom, particularly from Calendar and down, I could really live with them not being pinned but those are kind of important apps so that's really why they're there.
    06-13-2011 11:38 AM
  6. jimski's Avatar
    I have 46 tiles on my Start screen, generally grouped by category, like:mail/messaging, browsing/search , sports, maps/find, tasks/reminders, dropbox/notes, etc. If I had some kind of Favorites hub, I could move 15-20 of these tiles into that, but I don't want to lose them in my long list of 140+ apps. I put my most used in the 8 top and bottom positions, so I can scroll up/down quickly to get to what I need quickly.

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    06-13-2011 11:47 AM
  7. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    I now have all apps/tile that follow the theme color on the right side and all apps/tile that follow their own color pattern on the left.

    And using accent color to all 0's [black], it looks awesome. Wish we had some type of way to take screen shots.
    Last edited by 1jaxstate1; 06-13-2011 at 04:43 PM.
    06-13-2011 03:52 PM
  8. Winterfang's Avatar
    My set up is.

    Calls - People
    Messaging - Hotmail
    -Calendar-
    Music+Videos - Lazy tube
    My work title - My boss title
    Marketplace - Me
    -Pictures-
    Xbox live - Internet explorer
    Fruit Ninja - Pac-Man Championship
    Facebook- Tiempo y Reloj
    Tool Box - Settings

    Great topic, any excuse to play with my phone is welcome.
    06-13-2011 04:29 PM
  9. wolf1891's Avatar
    I now have all apps/tile that follow the theme color on the right side and all apps/tile that follow their own color pattern on the left.

    And using accent color to all 0's [black], it looks awesome. Wish we had some type of way to take screen shots.
    hrmmm, i'm intruiged by this idea... may have to do some experimenting...
    06-14-2011 09:36 AM
  10. tiny's Avatar
    I now have all apps/tile that follow the theme color on the right side and all apps/tile that follow their own color pattern on the left.

    And using accent color to all 0's [black], it looks awesome. Wish we had some type of way to take screen shots.
    I would also like to see this.

    Couldn't you just take a picture for us, and upload it via imgur.com?
    06-14-2011 10:54 AM
  11. starblade876's Avatar
    I put my most used in the 8 top and bottom positions, so I can scroll up/down quickly to get to what I need quickly.
    I don't have as many tiles and apps, but I use this tactic, too.

    My top 8 are:
    Phone --- ICanHasCheezburger
    Messaging --- People
    Hotmail --- business email
    The Weather Channel --- Flashlight

    My bottom 8 are:
    Zune --- Cartoon TV
    Marketplace --- Settings
    WPCentral --- IE
    Yahoo! Mail --- other email
    06-14-2011 03:27 PM
  12. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    I'll post a pic when I get home.
    I would also like to see this.

    Couldn't you just take a picture for us, and upload it via imgur.com?
    06-15-2011 01:24 PM
  13. rhogue's Avatar
    It's actually pretty simple to create section titles to divide apps on the phone. You can do it with pictures and words, or in my case, I just have a white background and blue font for each section. If I had the black background, I would make the tiles black.

    Open paintbrush, type a word, People, for instance. Click save as. . .and it will default to a PNG image. Upload that image to your live skydrive (or any other place where its available online). Now, browse to the image, click/hold. Pin to start screen.

    Section title People:
    Phone, People
    Hotmail, Messaging
    Pictures
    a tile with my wife, tile with family room
    messenger, facebook

    Section title - Marketplace
    open marketplace
    xbox music
    kindle soundtrack(this is in the wrong section)

    section title - Multimedia
    Youtube supertube
    MSN Video
    IMDb Prime TV
    Movie Vault Netflix
    Flixter The last Airbender

    Section title - News
    Fox news, Sports Center
    AP Mobile, WP7 News
    WP Central, Feed Me
    News Rack, Onit

    Section title - Apps
    Calendar
    alarm, Weatherbug
    Office, WHS Phone
    KBB.com, Realtor
    Trip advisor, Kyak
    Museums, Where
    open, Free Caddie Pro
    My Account
    06-17-2011 07:41 AM
  14. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    This is what I use for the dark theme.

    I would also like to see this.

    Couldn't you just take a picture for us, and upload it via imgur.com?
    06-17-2011 08:04 AM
  15. tiny's Avatar
    This is what I use for the dark theme.
    That looks pretty sexy - I can only imagine how much more sexy that is on your Focus with its inky blacks.
    06-17-2011 08:17 AM
  16. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    It's pretty nice. Especially when I have more of the more colorful apps pinned.
    That looks pretty sexy - I can only imagine how much more sexy that is on your Focus with its inky blacks.
    06-17-2011 08:35 AM
  17. Duvi's Avatar
    It's pretty nice. Especially when I have more of the more colorful apps pinned.
    You're still unlocked... just use 'Windows Phone Device Manager' and take a screenshot with it like I have. You have to allow it to install 'TouchXperience'

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/1547614-post102.htm
    06-23-2011 10:52 AM
  18. jimski's Avatar
    You're still unlocked... just use 'Windows Phone Device Manager' and take a screenshot with it like I have. You have to allow it to install 'TouchXperience'



    http://forums.windowscentral.com/1547614-post102.htm
    Or use CSharp_Screen Capture. Can find the XAP at XDA. Working for me.

    Sent from my HTC Surround using Board Express
    Duvi likes this.
    06-23-2011 03:05 PM
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