TileIconifier v2.2 - Native tile shortcuts to anything, with resize and move!

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Mar 12, 2016
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some programs from the windows store don't show up in the "New Custom Shortcut > Windows Store" app list. For instance, irfanview and shareX (both ported to the store with the Desktop app converter - though other such programs, like Spotify, show up normally in Tile Iconifier's list so that may or may not be related). Do you know how I can create a tile for such a windows store app when it's not found in that app list?
 
Mar 12, 2016
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some programs from the windows store don't show up in the "New Custom Shortcut > Windows Store" app list. For instance, irfanview and shareX (both ported to the store with the Desktop app converter - though other such programs, like Spotify, show up normally in Tile Iconifier's list so that may or may not be related). Do you know how I can create a tile for such a windows store app when it's not found in that app list?
Found the answer to my own question - adapting the insight in this older post. If someone else needs it, I can write out the steps to take in more detail.
 
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Found the answer to my own question - adapting the insight in this older post. If someone else needs it, I can write out the steps to take in more detail.
Can you please explain those steps? I'm in the same boat. I hate the default tiles for apps like Whatsapp or Gravit Designer, but I can't find them in TileIconofier. Thanks in advance.

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Found the answer to my own question - adapting the insight in this older post. If someone else needs it, I can write out the steps to take in more detail.
Can you please post those steps. I hate the Whatsapp and Gravit Designer default tiles but I can't find these apps in TileIconifier.
 

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Some icons are showing up as blank or black with the Spring Creators/April Update. Restart "Windows Explorer" in Task Manager restore it.
 

Morten Anakin

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Hi, great app, work without problems until aprils update. After that it opens with an error, and some icons restart (mostly google apps). Any fix? :)
 

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I am having an issue with this program and was hoping someone could help. Not sure where else to post this question but I have 2 games that seem to be linked for some reason by Tileiconfier. I have 2 Games, Saints row 2 and Team Fortress 2. I can set each icon to what I want but eventually over time one of those icons will change to the same one used by the other game. So Sanints Row 2 randomly changed to TF2's icon and then after I fix it, a few weeks later, TF2 will change to Saints Row 2's icon and it happens over and over again. And it is just these 2 games. I really dont understand why...
 

Jerber

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When I try to use a different icon for Mi PC or Recycle bin, or my E and F hard disks I get nothing...
Any help?
 

plastic_green_head

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Seems this has been abandoned. Windows Store apps are no longer compatible and haven't been for some time. Git issues left unanswered and no updates in nearly a year. Take the git page down if you have zero intention of fixing it.
 
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Does anybody have a soloution for the excel problem? When I create an shortcut to an excel file only excel opens and not the file itself. I just write the path of the file in the field shortcut target. Shortcut argument is empty.
 
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@Jonno12345 I would like to contribute to this awesome tool by helping you translate the app to spanish! Please contact me if you're interested :)
 

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    TileIconifier

    Build small or medium tiles for almost any application in Windows 8.1 or 10 (Build 1511 / 10586+)!

    Features:

    * Customisable Small and Medium tiles, with configuration remembered between uses


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    * Dark and light skins

    * Picker to allow icons from EXE, DLL and ICO files

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    * Ability to use most image file types (Including PNG/JPG/BMP/ICO)

    * Ability to create custom shortcuts to ANY file/folder on your machine, which allows you to have multiple shortcuts with different arguments to the same executable

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    * Automatically populate Windows Store Apps

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    * Automatically populates installed Steam games

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    * Automatically populates Chrome Apps

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    * Choose from a list of useful Explorer shortcuts

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    *Change icon size and position with live preview of background colour and text overlay

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    * Completely open source

    Downloads:

    Please find the repository and latest releases here at my GitHub: https://github.com/Jonno12345/TileIconifier/releases

    Bugs:

    None that I know of, but let me know as soon as you find something and I'll resolve it ASAP!

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Can you add Wide and Large tiles?

    Unfortunately these options are only available for Live tiles, not standard LNK files with a VisualManifest, which is how this utility works. Unless Microsoft add support for it, this feature cannot be added in the near future.

    Microsoft Office/Mozilla Firefox/Other shortcuts aren't working, can these be tiled?

    There is some mechanism I have yet to understand overriding these from being tiled. The easiest way to resolve this is to go to your shortcut within TileIconifier and click 'Quick Build Custom Shortcut'. This will create a second shortcut with the same parameters that can be tiled, which you will then find in your start menu under 'TileIconify'.

    How can I help?:

    The source is there if you wish to make any amendments (The code itself could probably use a lot of optimisation). Otherwise, suggestions for UI improvements or features would be great! I have now started adding translations, if you're able to assist with these it would be great!

    Donations:
    Please be aware that donations are absolutely not required. This software will always be free, open source and supported to the best of my ability. If you would like to support me with this and future aplications, please visit this link: https://www.paypal.me/Jonno12345

    Thank you!
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    Latest update:

    - Added 'batch shortcut operations' to utilities. This allows you to change the background colours and foreground text settings of multiple shortcuts at once (Shortcut must have already been iconified previously). Backup/restore functionality will come soon...ish. (Reasonably tested, feedback greatly appreciated!)
    - A warning is now displayed for items with known incompatibility (currently known - Office, Chrome and Firefox).
    - Various speed improvements, less refreshing going on
    - Various bug fixes, hopefully a few less crashes going on for some odd use case
    - .jpeg extension now allowed as well as .jpg

    https://github.com/Jonno12345/TileIconifier/releases/
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    That's indeed pretty nice and awesome, @Jonno12345 :) Thanks for that.

    May I ask if it could be possible to add an icon scaling option to the tile?
    So it's customizable how big the Icon would be shown on the tile?

    But that's just a wish :D I'm glad about your tool as it is. Thanks again.
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    Oh, and speaking about wishes, can you give TileIconifier a nice dark skin ^^

    Have just released version 2.1 - this now includes icon resizing and moving. Let me know if there are any problems :)

    https://github.com/Jonno12345/TileIconifier/releases

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    Great utility!

    Thank you for this great tool, it is the best tile customizer that exist so far!:good::good::good:
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    Mate I'm not a member or anything here, but I just wanted to say WELL DONE!! This is brilliant. Just what I was looking for. Simple to use and you don't have to DL third-party proxys that pop up as malware and virus'. Thanks so much. Only feedback would be that it would be neat if you could make the background a level of transparency like the Start Menu.

    Glad it's helpful to you :) I don't think transparency is possible unfortunately, a limitation of the start menu itself. If it ever becomes possible, rest assured I'll make sure it's available :).


    Fairly big change coming out soon, I've added the ability to resize and move the icon around before 'iconifying' it, as requested by someone here. I'm not sure how user friendly, intuitive, or buggy it is at the moment. Just need to polish it a little more, but it allows you to make icons more like this, should you wish:

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    Note that the left one was enlarged and moved within the app, using the same icon as the right one (Some resolution was lost in the enlarging, which I just need to resolve first ;) ).