1. teckris's Avatar
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    has anyone seen this minor BUG??
    icon color is not white for UC browser and bluetooth, wifi, rotation etc from Quick Controls...
    03-18-2014 11:39 AM
  2. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    Is it WP8 doing that or the app that goes with the tile?

    FWIW, none of my tiles do that. But I probably use a different app for a bluetooth and wi-fi tiles.
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    03-18-2014 04:36 PM
  3. teckris's Avatar
    Is it WP8 doing that or the app that goes with the tile?

    FWIW, none of my tiles do that. But I probably use a different app for a bluetooth and wi-fi tiles.
    I asked openly because so many apps have different color than white when out of focus.. how could so many developers make same mistake!!
    03-19-2014 09:26 AM
  4. xboxonthego3's Avatar
    So this only occurs when you are rearranging tiles?
    03-19-2014 09:35 AM
  5. Localhorst86's Avatar
    I asked openly because so many apps have different color than white when out of focus.. how could so many developers make same mistake!!
    My assumption is that they are using a different shade of white that just behaves differently under the overlay
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    03-19-2014 09:38 AM
  6. teckris's Avatar
    So this only occurs when you are rearranging tiles?
    Yes... Definitely
    03-19-2014 09:46 AM
  7. xboxonthego3's Avatar
    I agree with what Localhorst86 said. This is a minor minor issue. More of an issue of the Devs for the apps. Also something others would hardly notice unless pointed out.
    03-19-2014 10:43 AM
  8. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    I asked openly because so many apps have different color than white when out of focus.. how could so many developers make same mistake!!
    Not sure you should assume it's a mistake as opposed to "don't know and/or don't care". And programmers copy each other all the time.
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    03-19-2014 10:52 AM
  9. Localhorst86's Avatar
    Seeing as the icons like whatsapp, facebook messenger, email etc. seem to be slightly orange in your screenshot and red-ish in my (i use the red theme) I assume they have a non-opague alpha channel set whereas UC browser is probably solid white. There's no real way to tell without having access the the resource files (i.e. the original icon png file stored in the xap files) of two apps with different "shades".
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    03-19-2014 10:53 AM
  10. teckris's Avatar
    thanks for answers.. i know it is minor bug. but its always point out smallest bugs to make it perfect, its not so difficult to remind developers now as we have growing app ecosystem. later it could be tough to ask developers to correct such small mistakes as WP will have so many apps in store :)
    03-19-2014 01:51 PM
  11. ratsttam's Avatar
    UC is the only one on my home screen that is ever so slightly off colored. I'll chalk it up to UC using a different "white".
    03-19-2014 02:26 PM
  12. teckris's Avatar
    UC is the only one on my home screen that is ever so slightly off colored. I'll chalk it up to UC using a different "white".
    hm.. I think third party apps are having OFF white issues :P
    03-20-2014 10:33 AM
  13. Im_Q's Avatar
    Let me assure you guys that this is not a bug. The difference is a result of using different tile templates. The two notable ones you will see are Iconic and Flip. Here is the boiled down explanation of how each work and why you see a difference:

    When you begin rearranging your tiles, the OS makes each element of the tile semi-transparent.
    -Flip tiles can contain a text element and an image element as the tile's background. So a semi-transparent white pixel within that image will take on some color from your phone's background color (black or white.)
    -Iconic tiles take a text element, a large number element (not relevant in this case), a tile background color as the tile's background element, and an image as the tile's icon element. The icon element is above the tile background color element which is above the phone's background color. In this case, the tile's background color (let's say blue) will have a little black or white because it's transparent. But then, the icon image, which is white, will have a little red from it's tile background element.

    System tiles mainly use iconic tiles while many devs use flip tiles since it's easier and it's the default.
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    03-20-2014 11:11 AM

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