Default [APP] OblyTile - Tile Creator for all programs.

This program is meant to create tiles to the windows 8 start screen.

I created this in vb.net using SharpDevelop, it works for all programs/folder/files and even websites.

The program will store the image files inside the folder "C:\Program Files\OblyTile" and create the Shortcut .LNK file inside the StartMenu folder.

If you want to delete a Tile, right click it on the startmenu and select "Remove From Start" on the left bottom side.

Old Versions:
OblyTile v0.5 (ChangeLog)
OblyTile v0.7/0.7.1 (ChangeLog)
OblyTile v0.8 (ChangeLog)
OblyTile v0.8.2 (ChangeLog)
OblyTile v0.8.6 (ChangeLog)
OblyTile v0.8.8 (ChangeLog)
OblyTile v0.9 (ChangeLog)
OblyTile v0.9.1 (ChangeLog)
OblyTile v0.9.5 (ChangeLog)
OblyTile v0.9.7 (ChangeLog)

Latest Version:
OblyTile v0.9.8

ChangeLog:
  • Added ability to pick a color from the tile preview. [Click the tile preview to pick the color]
  • Added support for accented letters in the tile name.
  • Added function to automatically retrieve the color of the selected Square Tile image. [You can select it in the Settings menu]
  • Added function to always use a custom background color for the new tiles. [You can select it in the Settings menu]
  • Added function to remember the last color chosen in the color picker. [You can select it in the Settings menu]
  • Added function to search in the listboxes. [Search items in the Tile, Shortcut, Quick and WinApp lists]
  • OblyTile will now ask if you want to remove the previous tile images when you change the square tile image of an already existing tile.
  • Enhanced the OblyTile "Remove" function. [You can find it in the Settings menu]
  • Possible fix for WinApps dissapearing after being launched.
  • Fixed blurry Tiny and Small tile.
  • Fixed bugged tile when using #FFFFFF as background tile color.
  • Fixed shortcuts not being shown for some programs in the Shortcut list.
  • Small changes to the UI. [Messageboxes, Buttons, Dpi, Transparency, Tab Index]
  • Changed SkyDrive to OneDrive in the WinApp list.
Note Issues:
  • Make a backup of your tiles before upgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, you might lose your custom tiles during the process of upgrade. (Thanks to LLJKRevol)
  • Tiles which contain accented letters in the tile name can be edited only by OblyTile v0.9.8 and above.
  • In order to launch the Immersive mode of your web browser by using a tile made with OblyTile, be sure to close the desktop version of it.
  • If the tiles are not showed properly (a normal icon is showed) open OblyTile and press the second button on top of OblyTile. (Rebuild cache)
  • If the tiles are visible only on the "App" side of the start screen (Windows 8.1) open OblyTile and press the second button on top of OblyTile. (Rebuild cache)
  • If "Rebuild cache" does not work, try >> this <<
  • In case of errors about Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey.ValidateKeyName or similar, try >> this <<
  • If the tiles will not react when you click it (the program or file will not be opened) follow those steps VBScript - Fix
Tested on:
Windows 8.1 Professional Build 9600 - 32/64 Bit
Windows 8 Professional Build 9200 - 32/64 Bit
Windows 8 Enterprise Build 9200 - 32/64 Bit
Microsoft Surface RT 32GB /w Jailbreak (Thanks to netham45)

Use this program at your own risk.

Download from:

Dropbox:
OblyTile v0.9.8.exe [MD5]

Firedrive:
OblyTile v0.9.8.exe [MD5]

OneDrive:
OblyTile v0.9.8.exe [MD5]

Mega:
OblyTile v0.9.8.exe [MD5]


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