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Thanks for this great app.

It works perfect apart from when I link a tile to a folder.

If I link a tile to a folder, I simply get taken into Desktop mode, but nothing else happens.

Any idea why?
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Thanks for this great app.

It works perfect apart from when I link a tile to a folder.

If I link a tile to a folder, I simply get taken into Desktop mode, but nothing else happens.

Any idea why?
Depends on how you have made the tile.

The program path should lead to Windows folder to explorer.exe

The argument should be the folder, I guess.
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Hey guys, I was always getting my pictures from win8tiles.com but that site seems to be down, do you guys know another place?
So far i know these place where to get picture to use as tile:
http://www.tile8.com/ (Work in progress, will support donations, rating, and maybe it will be integrated on OblyTile, so to search picture by using OblyTile itself)
http://dakirby309.deviantart.com/ (Thanks for the big packs of tiles and OblyTIle icon )
http://win8tiles.com/
http://walloftiles.net/
http://startscreentiles.com/
Deviantart.com - Tile category
http://www.reddit.com/r/Gamingtiles
http://www.reddit.com/r/tileicons (work in progress)

If someone knows more websites feel free to share with us!

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If I link a tile to a folder, I simply get taken into Desktop mode, but nothing else happens.
That's strange, it works fine here, even with folder that contains unicode characters on the name folder (or folder path)

Will investigate on this.
Thanks you for your for your feedback!

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Why are you using oblytile to create tiles for metro apps?

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Yeah, I know I can pin a website to the start menu from IE Metro ... but the Tiles created by Windows look like poop.
I can't figure a way of modifying a shortcut created by IE so I was trying to use OblyTile as a crutch to make Windows look better.
(Because, OblyTile is awesome - and I want Windows to look better.)
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Is there any way of stopping it so that when I search for a program that I have applied a custom tile to, it has a blue background then the tile on top of it, so it looks like the tiles have a blue border.
 
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Is there any way of stopping it so that when I search for a program that I have applied a custom tile to, it has a blue background then the tile on top of it, so it looks like the tiles have a blue border.
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I suggest to use pictures with transparent background as Small Tile image, so to have a better result.

Example of small tile with transparent background:


Example of small tile without transparent background:


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Hey. I like this program a lot and with the help of this, metro start screen looks wayy better than before.

One thing, in the icon created by the installer of a program, there us an option to uninstall it directly by just right-clicking it. Can you add that to oblytile? That would give it more of a realistic feel and make it better.

Thanks anyways

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Searching through this thread, I see that large tiles aren't yet working. Yet that is where I have to place my pics. When I put anything in the Tile Small Image it is a waste of time. It only shows the large image, and it crops the edges. So I have to make my image 120x120 then add 60 pixels to either side so it shows the original 120x120 image I wanted. If I only make it 120x120, it will stretch the image to 240x120, then crop the edges to 120x120. Is that how it's working for everyone else?

Also, the tile settings are an awesome touch, well done.
 
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Searching through this thread, I see that large tiles aren't yet working. Yet that is where I have to place my pics. When I put anything in the Tile Small Image it is a waste of time. It only shows the large image, and it crops the edges. So I have to make my image 120x120 then add 60 pixels to either side so it shows the original 120x120 image I wanted. If I only make it 120x120, it will stretch the image to 240x120, then crop the edges to 120x120. Is that how it's working for everyone else?

Also, the tile settings are an awesome touch, well done.
Couldn't get you, but the small image is for the list which comes out when you search any program.

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

I see.

What I meant was that if I put a 240x120 pic in the large entry, it will only show the center 120x120 section of it. And if I put a 120x120 pic in the large entry, it will first stretch the pic out to 240x120 first, then show the center 120x120 section of the stretched pic.

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