Is there any Tile Manager that can handle the new transparent tile system in Windows 10 20H2? Whenever I create tiles with MyTile and .png files it adds a solid background to the .png files and I have to manually remove the background from the .png after the creation.
Update 19.08.16: New design and a lot of refactoring. You can search now! Tiles are now saved with a filename-specific name. This means that tiles for applications in a common folder can be created! Added solution to MS Office applications (see below). Update 18.11.15: Separate images for small tiles supported (just don't select one if you want to use the same.) Deleting a custom tile is now possible (just click delete ) Update 16.11.15: Startmenu items are not listed recursively, i.e., also startmenu subfolders are supported.
since Th2, Windows 10 allows for custom tiles via a visualmanifest.xml again. I created a small application that allows you to create custom tiles for any item in your startmenu. As this is completely native, jump lists and context menus are fully working and no other services are needed.
The app is extremely simple. It lists all your (root) shortcuts of your startmenu. Simply select one item (application target is then the location where the shortcut points to) and select an image. Hit save and you are done. Pin the shortcut as usual to your startscreen. The image is copied to the application directory.
Source: http://www.motzek.org/MyTile-Source-2060819.rar I am releasing this source under CC BY-NC-SA: "This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms." I.e. modify it, publish it with source for free and give me credit. Program is written in c# (2013). The rar includes the complete Visual Studio solution.
Solution to MS Office applications:
It is not possible to create custom tiles for MS Office applications such as MS Word, Excel, etc. using this application. Somehow a custom tileimage in the corresponding visualelementsmanifest is ignored. However, it is easy to change the tile-images!
1) Navigate to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\LogoImages (For Office16, @razmth reports to look at C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\LogoImages)
2) Replace the respective tileimages. You only need to replace the -100.png images for a medium tile! For example, simply change the WinWordLogo.scale-100.png with a custom MS Word medium tile.
3) Startmenu entry must be refreshed. Select the <NameOfMSOfficeApplication>.lnk in MyTile (it will point to something xlicons.exe). Click on refresh.
Note: The original visualelementsmanifest.xml must remain. If you change them via this app, the above workaround does not work anymore. Get them from some other office installation and copy them over. You can manually edit them (via, e.g., Notepadd++) to change the color or hide the name. Afterwards refresh (see 3).
An existing visualelementsanifest.xml in the target application root will be overwritten. An existing *filename*-mytile.png in the target application root will be overwritten.
I'm still working on it, but I'm learning everything when I write this code, so keep calm, it's not as easy as i thought
I probably get a bit off-topic now, but bet you could help me out here, too.
As Tentile works for standard program tiles pretty great, how could I realize some live tiles showing my steam games with my achievements and playtime or tiles which show some of my RSS feeds?
I googled a ton of live tile or steam tile apps, but either they're not working the way they should or they are outdated.
What are your favorite (live) tile apps or ways to make your custom tiles.?
Is there maybe a guide somewhere on how to make tiles manually, without 3rd party apps?
Thanks for your help.
Although, keeping fingers crossed for an updated Tentiles version.
I think I'm going to give development on this a shot. Going through the source, it looks simple enough. I am seeing a lot of potential issues with trying to get write access to Program folders. All of that work should be moved to an AppData folder.
Only problem is I won't have a Win10 system up and running til this weekend.