12-24-2013 11:56 PM
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  1. LumiaWorld's Avatar


    Please, Microsoft! MAKE IT HAPPEN! Put it on WP 8.1!
    12-23-2013 07:17 AM
  2. DBDev's Avatar
    Unfortunately I don't think they'll do that since it makes the startscreen too cluttered
    despertador likes this.
    12-23-2013 07:27 AM
  3. SamiSaifDine's Avatar
    http://d13yacurqjgara.cloudfront.net...mini_2x_1x.png

    please, microsoft! Make it happen! Put it on wp 8.1!
    shut up and take my money!!
    Dadstar0410 likes this.
    12-23-2013 07:35 AM
  4. index1366's Avatar
    I don't think that would make it anything more cluttered, why would it make look like that? :P.
    Oh, and yes, make this happen, and make it personalized, so you can choose your own background image 😤
    12-23-2013 07:42 AM
  5. neo158's Avatar
    Why would you want a background image when 99% of it is covered with tiles?
    12-23-2013 07:44 AM
  6. AliNSiddiqui's Avatar
    Maybe for different color backgrounds? Maybe for design outlines on tiles?
    12-23-2013 07:52 AM
  7. neo158's Avatar
    Maybe for different color backgrounds? Maybe for design outlines on tiles?
    A different colour background maybe but not images.
    12-23-2013 07:54 AM
  8. Reflexx's Avatar
    Hubs have background images. Windows 8 has background images. Would love the option in WP start screen.
    12-23-2013 08:06 AM
  9. neo158's Avatar
    Hubs have background images. Windows 8 has background images. Would love the option in WP start screen.
    Yes, but in those cases more than 50% of the picture is visible ;)
    12-23-2013 08:09 AM
  10. Microsoftjunkie's Avatar
    Instead of a wallpaper, I hope MS cleverly use the design in Windows 8.1. Where, you scroll, you'd have some type of animated background. Like the red dragon.
    12-23-2013 08:11 AM
  11. Dave Bhullar's Avatar
    You can do this in windows 8.1. So I don't know why they wouldn't let us do this in windows phone. Maybe we'll see this in windows phone 8.1.
    12-23-2013 08:17 AM
  12. hopmedic's Avatar
    You can do this in windows 8.1. So I don't know why they wouldn't let us do this in windows phone. Maybe we'll see this in windows phone 8.1.
    Screen real estate. How in the world would you be able to tell what in the world the image was, with only seeing about 1/8" strips of the image between tiles. This won't happen.
    troylytle, a5cent and Editguy1900 like this.
    12-23-2013 08:22 AM
  13. spaulagain's Avatar
    Ugh, hate this kind of ****. Would make Windows Phone sooooooo ugly. But I'm afraid they'll do this once they merge RT and WP.

    I don't understand why people are in love with cluttering their start screen. It actually makes it harder to use because your brain/eyes have to separate even more distractions to find what its looking for.

    This is why users suck sometimes. They want what is worse for them.
    Residing, a5cent, boovish and 3 others like this.
    12-23-2013 08:53 AM
  14. ssjmec's Avatar
    Better to have choices than not. Some may like it, some may not. You could always not use it if you hate it. Just sayin. Love my 1020 :P
    12-23-2013 09:00 AM
  15. jmerrey's Avatar
    I would like to have the ability to have different colored backgrounds, but I would never use a picture. My mom has a family picture as the background on her iPhone, but it's covered with icons so you can only make out the random arm or leg. Silly.

    However, if a specific user wants it, why not? I'm sure MS will do something going forward, but my guess is it will be the colored background only.
    12-23-2013 09:03 AM
  16. Blkacesvf41's Avatar
    With the Weather Flow app you can set it up to shuffle your pics on the lock screen.
    12-23-2013 09:10 AM
  17. gsquared's Avatar
    There was a homebrew app on WP 7.xx that allowed this so it is possible. If that is what people want then there is no reason for them not to do it. It certainly should not be a priority however.
    12-23-2013 09:16 AM
  18. ssjmec's Avatar
    While self/family portraits may really look disgusting, pattern/abstract backgrounds may be a bit acceptable..when chosen carefully
    12-23-2013 09:22 AM
  19. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    ...if a specific user wants it, why not?
    In this particular case, I guess the downside risk to the platform and to all other users is probably minimal. But realize that this request- like all others- has to be prioritized and weighed against whatever MS has to put on hold so they can implement it.

    I'm personally not a fan of background images. I love lock screen images, but when it comes time to actually do something I don't want the distraction. I'm still surprised that Steve Jobs approved custom backgrounds for the iPhone. I see so many where the image is low-res, poorly framed and/or incredibly busy or distracting. Throwing that crap behind the incredibly simple grid of icons must make Jobs spin in his grave.
    Editguy1900 likes this.
    12-23-2013 10:15 AM
  20. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    And in regards to W8.1 I would say two things:
    1) There is a heck of a lot more screen, and a lot more of it is visible because of the large gutters around the tiled area.
    2) I think it was also a way to ease the transit on from desktop to metro.
    12-23-2013 10:19 AM
  21. trandz's Avatar
    The argument of "why would you want this" is pointless and dumb. Just because YOU dont want it, doesnt mean its a useless feature. Obviously setting actual pictures is useless, but at least something! Like a color instead of black/white, or some minor images like on Windows 8.1
    12-23-2013 10:49 AM
  22. Pratham Sarwate's Avatar
    i feel they should make tiles semi-transparent, like windows 8/8.1 desktop taskbar. if they combine this with a wallpaper that would keep data and text on tiles distinct, while adding to the looks. :)
    James8561 likes this.
    12-23-2013 10:52 AM
  23. hopmedic's Avatar
    The best argument against it is resources. Should Microsoft devote resources to developing this feature that a couple of people want and most find useless, or should they devote resources to something with far greater impact?
    12-23-2013 11:14 AM
  24. neo158's Avatar
    Ugh, hate this kind of ****. Would make Windows Phone sooooooo ugly. But I'm afraid they'll do this once they merge RT and WP.

    I don't understand why people are in love with cluttering their start screen. It actually makes it harder to use because your brain/eyes have to separate even more distractions to find what its looking for.

    This is why users suck sometimes. They want what is worse for them.
    This is exactly why bespoke software developers tell the customers what they should have instead
    12-23-2013 11:16 AM
  25. John20212's Avatar
    The best argument against it is resources. Should Microsoft devote resources to developing this feature that a couple of people want and most find useless, or should they devote resources to something with far greater impact?
    I doubt something as basic as the ability to change background would require more than a few minutes of their time, it's not rocket science to add this in.

    Having more choice to customize the look of the OS is always good. For people that want to keep the current look no one is forcing you to change it, that's why its called an option.
    trandz likes this.
    12-23-2013 01:00 PM
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