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10-03-2011 04:36 AM
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  1. LCARS's Avatar
    - I hope that, by the time Apollo comes out, they will introduce gradients for the live tiles.

    - I also hope that they will introduce a color wheel for choosing the accent color, in addition to the default choices.

    - Many people I know are put off by the fact that you can't have a wallpaper on the start screen. Having that option would be nice.
    09-30-2011 06:28 PM
  2. GekkoAce's Avatar
    What is MS thinking?! You'd think one of the easiest upgrades would be to allow backgrounds and more color themes... It's amazing the things they leave out. I'm going to admit that I love WP7, but I don't think MS is going to move fast enough in the right direction to ever capture much of a market share... <sigh>
    09-30-2011 08:07 PM
  3. TaliZorah's Avatar
    I see absolutely NO reason not to have more theme colors except for maybe the fact that some colors wouldn't look good with white or black text.

    That being said, they could allow you to change text color too. All that in itself would be a pretty large update though.
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    09-30-2011 08:36 PM
  4. jake69's Avatar
    I think they can easily add colors if they chose to...they already did with the mango color.

    There must be a reason for them to not to...maybe they only want the colors that is easily readable...especially in the calendar when it's super small?
    09-30-2011 10:11 PM
  5. lumic's Avatar
    Both background colour customization and custom accent colours are possible by editing the registry or using apps design to edit the registry for you. You just need to be unlocked so you can sideload them. Example of a tool that does accent colours (among many other things:

    TouchXperience &bull; View topic - Advanced Configuration Tool for WP7 beta

    I've currently got five custom accent colours. I can't be bothered changing the background colours because the black is great for contrast on SAMOLED.


    Otherwise, you can hope that Microsoft hires this guy:

    http://jozefkocur.blogspot.com/2011/...o-concept.html
    Last edited by lumic; 10-01-2011 at 03:38 AM.
    10-01-2011 01:52 AM
  6. jswantek's Avatar
    More color choices would be great, really. Even better would be the ability to make each tile a different color. Gradient, eh, ok, but I doubt I'd use it that much.

    What would be nice is what the iPhone and Android people have had for some time, which is the ability to add custom ALERT TONES. I think Microsoft threw us a bond with custom ringtones, but all that did was just aggrivate me even more. I use my phone for texts and emails more than I do actually making calls, so having the ability to assign custom alert tones by contact or group would be a miracle for me.
    10-02-2011 01:29 PM
  7. KingCrimson's Avatar
    Both background colour customization and custom accent colours are possible by editing the registry or using apps design to edit the registry for you. You just need to be unlocked so you can sideload them. Example of a tool that does accent colours (among many other things:

    TouchXperience &bull; View topic - Advanced Configuration Tool for WP7 beta

    I've currently got five custom accent colours. I can't be bothered changing the background colours because the black is great for contrast on SAMOLED.


    Otherwise, you can hope that Microsoft hires this guy:

    New WP7 Apollo Concept | Jozef's Blog
    99% of customers would not want to use such an app, so it's a big product FAIL by MSFT.
    10-02-2011 01:36 PM
  8. justop26's Avatar
    I don't mind about more colors, no matter which one I try, I end up coming back to the adorable green hue :) It's my favorite color, so I'm set.
    10-02-2011 02:07 PM
  9. Duvi's Avatar
    I'm happy with black and white for the background, but would love the ability to change the tiles color by category.

    For example, all my social apps one color and my news apps another.
    10-02-2011 02:22 PM
  10. lumic's Avatar
    99% of customers would not want to use such an app, so it's a big product FAIL by MSFT.
    99% of customers are not complaining here, so it's a big FAIL by KINGCRIMSON.
    Last edited by lumic; 10-03-2011 at 06:47 AM.
    10-03-2011 04:36 AM
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