The Windows 10 April 2018 update has arrived! Get the new Dell XPS 15, starting at $999.99
01-29-2015 05:14 AM
122 ... 2345
tools
  1. psudotechzealot's Avatar
    I agree 100% with the threadstarter.
    02-14-2014 05:51 AM
  2. Markyyy's Avatar
    There should be a color picker that give you the feeling you can pick any colour you want, but actually only let's you choose preset colours by default. But then there should be an option to genuinely choose any colour you want... I'm going to do a quick mock up... CHECK BACK SOON
    02-14-2014 05:55 AM
  3. svenhassel's Avatar
    Just give us the option to select the background and everybody is happy! Choice is never bad, and it shouldn't turn the system unstable.

    Also, there should be an option to customize the colors of the standard apps tiles.

    It's so silly to make them all match the accent color, everything looks the same! It looks like a college project for design school: interesting, but not practical.
    02-14-2014 06:48 AM
  4. khatta's Avatar
    Wallpapers as WP Homescreen background. This option would be cool and I anticipate this to be an feature in WP 8.1.
    All images belong to the respective copyright owners and used here for demonstration purpose only. The Homescreen is mine (before App Folder App came along).

    Attachment 53153Attachment 53154Attachment 53155Attachment 53156Attachment 53157
    wiggum15 likes this.
    02-14-2014 07:00 AM
  5. jomarr's Avatar
    Yes. Options, we need options.

    I personally do not like a wallpaper but more accent colors would be great instead of just black and white but if they could do both then it's a deal more options the better
    02-14-2014 08:10 AM
  6. mspace81's Avatar
    Microsoft really needs to add more colors and allow for wallpaper options. It won't make it look like Android, the difference between both platforms is very obvious. I carry both the Note 3 and windows phone and the windows phone look can get boring, especially the tile color options. Windows Phone doesn't need full out customization like Android, but offering some customization is nice. Some people like for their phone to stay the same and others want some slight customizations. Allow the option for both and they may get more users. Psychologically, people like options, just not too many options. So, Microsoft can offer a few options, but don't have to go overboard and lose the Windows feel.

    Posted via the WPC App for Android!
    trandz likes this.
    02-14-2014 08:15 AM
  7. Kieta's Avatar
    And that's totally fine,I respect when you say "I don't want....". But I don't understand when people write "We don't need customisation". I mean it can't be that hard and resource hungry to make the option available for people that want to use it.
    Agree. There are plenty of options on the phone now that I don't use so why would the option to add wallpaper be any different.
    02-14-2014 08:29 AM
  8. Kaushik Dash's Avatar
    You guys should actually wait for the release to know if they have introduced that feature or not. It's a development kit for developers. Background image is not that developers are bothered about, so Microsoft may not have released it in SDK for the same reason.
    02-14-2014 08:31 AM
  9. wiggum15's Avatar
    You guys should actually wait for the release to know if they have introduced that feature or not. It's a development kit for developers. Background image is not that developers are bothered about, so Microsoft may not have released it in SDK for the same reason.
    I really doubt it come with 8.1 !
    With all the leaks we already have, nothing about more accent colors and wallpapers, not even a trace of it, sadly.
    02-14-2014 09:24 AM
  10. willybraatlund's Avatar
    At least we get one new color!
    wp81backup7_verge_super_wide.png
    02-14-2014 12:12 PM
  11. Boris Lozac's Avatar
    Where'd you find that?
    02-14-2014 12:23 PM
  12. Markyyy's Avatar
    where? Theyre the same colours I already have on my Lumia 800! If you're referring to that last colour, it's the Nokia Blue colour. That screenshot has had its colour levels altered slightly, whether on purpose or by accident.
    02-14-2014 12:34 PM
  13. Boris Lozac's Avatar
    I do not have that last one on my 520.
    02-14-2014 12:40 PM
  14. manicottiK's Avatar
    Windows Phone 7 provided for 10 colors decided by Microsoft, one is available for the handset manufacturer, and one is available for the mobile operator. (I don't recall is the manufacturer and carrier get one each or share one, but I think that its one each.) Ten more colors were later added (and some of the original ten were adjusted). So, new phones should have 20-22 colors.
    02-14-2014 01:25 PM
  15. Jonas_H's Avatar
    Windows Phone 8.1 is not completely finished yet. It's still in testing.
    Adding additional colors for the tiles is pretty easy to make, so even nobody found new colors in the leaked SDK, that doesn't mean that MS won't add some in the final update!
    02-14-2014 01:30 PM
  16. Twitter@Firas_MD's Avatar
    Can't agree more, really need to have the choice for more live tile colors! Maybe a color picker to get the exact color I need. Hope this thread reach to someone who can do something about this.
    02-14-2014 01:37 PM
  17. wiggum15's Avatar
    So, new phones should have 20-22 colors.
    Yeah 20 on my german branding-free 620 and 90% ugly and oversaturated...
    the color from @willybraatlund is just the samsung exclusive color i think (but a good looking actually) !

    Can't agree more, really need to have the choice for more live tile colors! Maybe a color picker to get the exact color I need. Hope this thread reach to someone who can do something about this.
    I highly doubt that !
    02-14-2014 01:40 PM
  18. Iki Taba's Avatar
    It's 21 on my Lumia 1520. The last one is Nokia Blue.

    https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resi...t=photo%2c.png
    Last edited by Iki Taba; 02-14-2014 at 02:12 PM.
    02-14-2014 02:00 PM
  19. wiggum15's Avatar
    It's 21 on my Lumia 1520. The last one is Nokia Blue.
    https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resi...t=photo%2c.png
    So Nokia did not gave me "Nokia Blue" ?
    Thats so sad...
    02-14-2014 02:14 PM
  20. Kieta's Avatar
    Verizon gives us Verizon Red..which is just a darker shade of red thats already there.
    02-14-2014 02:17 PM
  21. Iki Taba's Avatar
    Ohooo now we talking, could be a hint.

    http://wmpoweruser.com/is-tom-warren...nds-on-wp-8-1/

    Hope he knows more and didn't post this just like that.
    Last edited by Iki Taba; 02-14-2014 at 05:01 PM.
    02-14-2014 04:47 PM
  22. trandz's Avatar
    Yes this NEEDS to happen. What sort of hardware jump would adding a damn background require....? The 1520 is running the same hardware a latest android runs which has a lot more customization options so MS should have 0 issues
    02-14-2014 06:48 PM
  23. willybraatlund's Avatar
    Where'd you find that?
    Found it on the verge.

    Hmm, I don't have the nokia/samsung blue color, so I didn't know. My bad haha.
    02-14-2014 07:02 PM
  24. manicottiK's Avatar
    Yes this NEEDS to happen. What sort of hardware jump would adding a damn background require....?
    A human brain upgrade.

    Some backgrounds would be fine, others would be distracting because the user might be trying to "fill in the gaps" that the tiles make in the photo or might have a color that's similar to the accent color so that the boundaries of the tiles themselves appear to disappear. These kinds of things make the user work more to discern the information that the tiles are trying to convey in a split second.

    The visual impact of background photos and colors can be positive. The information impact of photos and colors can be negative. Microsoft is weighing these against one another. So far, they're sides with being able to convey information quickly, at the cost of glitz.
    02-15-2014 07:15 AM
  25. angusdegraosta's Avatar
    One of my recent favs has been mango with the light background. Some of the colors like cobalt I think are too bright, but cyan, the greens, and crimson work for me. I used to only use cyan. Now I change up usually once a month. A color picker is a good idea... something to tone down the hue a little.
    02-15-2014 07:27 AM
122 ... 2345

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 13
    Last Post: 10-11-2014, 11:03 AM
  2. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-12-2014, 09:39 AM
  3. mute option
    By Prashant Chaurasia in forum Nokia Lumia 1320
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-12-2014, 07:49 AM
  4. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-12-2014, 05:09 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD