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23rd April 2012, 01:49 AM   |  #1  
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We are now near the Tango release and Windows 7 hasn't changed that much at all; it is still very limited as far as customization or generic functions compared with it predecessor. With that said has anyone gotten any closer to creating the ability to create a custom start screen wallpaper? Or will this ever happen at all?

23rd April 2012, 09:23 AM   |  #2  
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I don't like transparency and the glossy IE icon...
23rd April 2012, 02:54 PM   |  #3  
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I don't like it too. Or maybe I have grown accustomed to the black background. Choice is good though.
Anyway, MSFT has announced that there won't be custom wallpapers in Windows 8, while it is in metro mode.
I guess it will be the same for Windows Phone.
24th April 2012, 01:31 AM   |  #4  
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Well that's just disapointing; at this rate I don't see WP going any where but down hill with it's you can't do this or that restrictions.
26th April 2012, 12:19 AM   |  #5  
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1 out of 4 posters are happy with black background and WP will go downhill? :|

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26th April 2012, 12:36 AM   |  #6  
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Originally Posted by sinister1

Well that's just disapointing; at this rate I don't see WP going any where but down hill with it's you can't do this or that restrictions.

Metro style is that what you will se of MSFT over the next years, because it is an eyecatcher, look at other operators that "steal" this style that msft make popular. if they stick with if long enough they will gain succes! all the fancy stuff that was from 1990 till 2010 was just personification that was "not necessary". and plus it needed more resource to work. all the little things like shadows under icons, gloss, metallic, transparent tiles, transparent icons, aero style, everything is just the past. Metro just lives on. and give it a chance, iOS had this chance with it blueish iOS on phones, and android had it chance with colorful styling, just give metro a chance and it will win, because it is NEW, FRESH, LIGHT, UNSTRESSED, FAST, MODERN and many more things. if anybody dont believe in msft with they metro style i suggest, sell your pc, buy a mac, or google device, sell your wp7 or in the future wp8. and uninstall windows 8, delete it, and move on like you wish to do

but believe me, ipad user would pay to get windows 8 on an ipad! dont be silly like them to want some other style that is not the style of your device! if you want another style, just switch...

and for the ones that want a change on windows 8, it is still the windows that you can modify like in the past. and the background picture is also only a picture on windows 8, and everything can be changed. everything that man can make, man can it change or destroy
26th April 2012, 06:36 AM   |  #7  
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Those transparent tiles and gloss with the cluttered background is painful to look at.

Give me simple, clean, clear metro any day over that garbage.
26th April 2012, 05:22 PM   |  #8  
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I highly doubt that anything like that will happen. What makes WP7 standout is the black background with the colored tiles. The photo you provided looks alot like Android, and that is terrible :P

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27th April 2012, 12:23 AM   |  #9  
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I'm on Android but I already try Launcher 7 to have a taste of what is WP7. And I agree with above, in your picture I personnally see more the background than the tiles and it not the aim, I think, of Metro UI (btw the transparency of your picture give me headache, no offense ).

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I think it's great,except the IE icon..

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