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  1. Markyyy's Avatar
    I have lumia 800 which has a pentile isplay, which means that some colours give a crisper edge to the tiles and some give a fuzzy edge to them. On a black background, the dark green give the crispest edge (but it's not a great colour) and any of the red-ish colours (that's anything from orange to purple) give the fuzziest edges. I use Cobalt Blue on a black background most of the time. It gives a crisp vertical tile edge, but a fuzzy horizontal edge, which I can put up with. I won't ever get a device with a pentile sub-pixel arrangement again.
    02-15-2014 07:36 AM
  2. meddyrainzo's Avatar
    02-15-2014 10:28 AM
  3. narv's Avatar
    Daniel keeps saying no, but everyone else keeps saying yes. I wonder if it is that we get predefined ones like on windows 8 that has some default backgrounds you can choose. Since Daniel said to not take it "literally".. maybe we can't add our own backgrounds.. yet... *shrug*.. if that is the case I would still like to add some space between tiles to be able to see it (maybe able to add an "empty" row?).
    02-15-2014 10:35 AM
  4. Boris Lozac's Avatar
    Daniel keeps saying no, but everyone else keeps saying yes. I wonder if it is that we get predefined ones like on windows 8 that has some default backgrounds you can choose. Since Daniel said to not take it "literally".. maybe we can't add our own backgrounds.. yet... *shrug*.. if that is the case I would still like to add some space between tiles to be able to see it (maybe able to add an "empty" row?).
    You can always do something like this, no one is forcing you to fill the whole space with tiles.. You can add empty rows/tiles with Header tiles among others.


    520 skinery by borislozac, on Flickr
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    02-15-2014 12:10 PM
  5. TonyDedrick's Avatar
    Hopefully its similar to Windows 8/8.1 with different patterns and different color schemes for the patterns
    02-15-2014 12:14 PM
  6. abel920's Avatar
    You can always do something like this, no one is forcing you to fill the whole space with tiles.. You can add empty rows/tiles with Header tiles among others.

    http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3707/1...5cfa6df8_z.jpg
    520 skinery by borislozac, on Flickr
    I did not pay $600 to stare at a blank white screen.
    02-15-2014 01:02 PM
  7. wiggum15's Avatar
    Daniel keeps saying no, but everyone else keeps saying yes. I wonder if it is that we get predefined ones like on windows 8 that has some default backgrounds you can choose. Since Daniel said to not take it "literally".. maybe we can't add our own backgrounds.. yet... *shrug*.. if that is the case I would still like to add some space between tiles to be able to see it (maybe able to add an "empty" row?).
    predefined would be bull****, really whats the point ?
    MS already displayed a lack of good taste with the choice for the accent colors and i dont want 10 predefined wallpapers...i want my own or does MS think we are to stupid to choose a good looking wallpaper ?
    02-15-2014 01:24 PM
  8. Boris Lozac's Avatar
    I did not pay $600 to stare at a blank white screen.
    Facepalm... I meant if wallpapers are added, you can reduce the number of tiles so you see the picture better.
    02-15-2014 02:02 PM
  9. wiggum15's Avatar
    So now wallpapers are pretty much confirmed, but nothing about more accent colors/color picker...hope this will also be part of the update !
    02-16-2014 03:28 AM
  10. MikeSo's Avatar
    So now wallpapers are pretty much confirmed, but nothing about more accent colors/color picker...hope this will also be part of the update !
    Yay, the complete opposite of what I want. :P
    02-16-2014 02:39 PM
  11. abel920's Avatar
    Facepalm... I meant if wallpapers are added, you can reduce the number of tiles so you see the picture better.
    Sorry, misread your post. I agree. No one is forcing anyone to put a wallpaper. They need to open up a dictionary and read the definition of "option"
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    02-16-2014 02:42 PM
  12. Boris Lozac's Avatar
    Ahh, this "instagram" blue colors would be perfect..


    520 insta blue by borislozac, on Flickr


    520 insta blue 2 by borislozac, on Flickr
    Last edited by Boris Lozac; 02-17-2014 at 12:13 PM.
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    02-17-2014 11:59 AM
  13. wiggum15's Avatar
    Great colors Boris Lozac, but i still see no informations about a color picker or more accent colors in 8.1...sadly.
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    02-17-2014 04:10 PM
  14. distilledoreo's Avatar
    Actually in the SDK there is "one" more color to choose for the accents, a light blue color (seen here).
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    The thing is, it's called "Custom" not "Sky Blue" or any other name. It could mean they didn't name it yet, but I think it is a place holder to choose a custom accent color.
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    02-17-2014 04:40 PM
  15. Boris Lozac's Avatar
    It's ok.. better then nothing i guess.
    02-17-2014 04:54 PM
  16. distilledoreo's Avatar
    I went digging in the emulator files, and found some interesting stuff, Cortana (or whatever it's going to be called) dialogue, background image support, tile size, and other things, but this thread is about accent colors. I'll let the image do the talking
    moreaccentcolors.png
    This says it's for Kid's Corner, but I'm pretty sure they share accent colors. It seems like there will be theme support too, since this states a custom color with either a light or dark background color.
    themes.png
    02-17-2014 11:21 PM
  17. wiggum15's Avatar
    I think that are just placeholders for the Providers or OEM's special colors
    Some OEM's and providers already use a custrom accent color, like Verizon, HTC ect...
    02-18-2014 04:51 AM
  18. untitled007's Avatar
    02-18-2014 04:58 AM
  19. neonspark's Avatar
    looks way too much like a droid
    is that bad? if sales say so, no.

    I agree with OP. windows 95 has more color choices than WP. that never hurt it. why is MSFT so set on taking away choice when their platform is failing?
    02-18-2014 05:23 AM
  20. psudotechzealot's Avatar
    What so bad about wallpapers?
    02-18-2014 06:52 AM
  21. trandz's Avatar
    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.
    So at least give us like 5-10 options of made backgrounds like they have in Windows 8.1. Problem solved.
    02-18-2014 07:55 AM
  22. Middle East's Avatar
    Realistic Style will Gave Phone Theme More Energy, I Think..
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    01-29-2015 05:14 AM
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