1. troylytle's Avatar
    I wanted to make a dedicated thread to WP8.1 start screen design with the new viewing glass sort of backgrounds, which I love by the way. This is not a thread where you can whine about how Microsoft isn't your slave. Purely for people who want to work toward a goal of cool start screens! I will start by helping anyone who hasn't thought of this already: you can make your background any color you want by finding a picture of that color and setting it as the background. You can also make it a design like a quilting pattern you love or chevrons. Have fun!
    03-29-2014 10:16 AM
  2. Talderon's Avatar
    You can make your background color anything you want as long as it is black or white. You can set an image as a "background" for your live tiles that support transparency, else it will just be the normal live tile color options you have now (some are set by the app devs and other let you chose to use your accent color). Devices with 4.5" screens (I am trying to get my 8X running, but the phone is really buggy and not reliable to reboot) can add a 3rd row of icons for more tiles. Other than that, there is not much else you can really do.
    03-29-2014 10:40 AM
  3. Ankit Nawlakha's Avatar
    Or You can choose anyone of those beautiful default backgrounds in your pictures hub..!!
    I Dont understand what sort of people hate this customization..?? and why..??
    03-29-2014 10:40 AM
  4. Ashish Saraf1's Avatar
    Photoshop a background specifically to have different colour for each tile on my start screen

    sent either from my Nokia Lumia 820 or HTC Desire HD
    03-29-2014 10:41 AM
  5. troylytle's Avatar
    Photoshop a background specifically to have different colour for each tile on my start screen

    sent either from my Nokia Lumia 820 or HTC Desire HD
    That won't work when you are scrolling I don't think.
    03-29-2014 11:07 AM
  6. abhishake620's Avatar
    That won't work when you are scrolling I don't think.
    right you are...parallax effect: background will stay putt while tiles move around....
    03-29-2014 11:18 AM
  7. poiman's Avatar
    Photoshop a background specifically to have different colour for each tile on my start screen

    sent either from my Nokia Lumia 820 or HTC Desire HD
    Won't work because of the parallax effect already mentioned here.
    03-29-2014 11:24 AM
  8. Ashish Saraf1's Avatar
    I just saw the video which was leaked today !!
    So my idea won't work


    sent either from my Nokia Lumia 820 or HTC Desire HD
    03-29-2014 12:34 PM
  9. troylytle's Avatar
    What about Bing daily update background?
    03-29-2014 01:45 PM

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