08-13-2013, 07:16 AM #1
- 513 Posts
I like WP8 much, the idea of just having that fast glance of info that one can have on a tile, WP Developers have done a fantastic job of that. Yet Microsoft hasn't the stock IM..EMAIL..SETTINGS tiles are out right boring and ugly. you would think they would at lest give us the option of changing them..ok just a tile rant...
08-13-2013, 07:38 AM #2
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Yes, they are. I hate that they follow the accent color. Why do I have to have lots of basic tiles with the same color? It makes them hard to distinguish at first sight, and the phone looks boring.
We should be able to pick the color, or Ms should set standard tiles that are different between each other.
Yes, I know I can change them with custom soft, but those tiles sometimes lack functions, or take a background task spot.
I wonder if there is a consumer request at Microsoft's feedback site about this. I'm tired of creating them :p
- 08-13-2013, 10:00 AM #6
I wish more developers would make their tile backgrounds transparent (transparent tile shows the accent color). Too many force their color choices on me.--
Just a sample of the devices I've owned over the years.....
Nokia ATT phone
HTC Windows Mobile (?)
HTC Touch Pro
HTC Touch Pro II
Nokia Lumia 822
Nokia Lumia 928
08-13-2013, 10:25 AM #7
- 760 Posts
Wtf? Are you guys serious?
MS's tiles are the best looking. Most app tiles should follow the theme color. That's the point.
- 08-13-2013, 04:58 PM #9
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08-13-2013, 11:20 PM #14
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User interface design is an art, and should be left to professionals. Even if someone doesn't agree with the design, at least there's consistency throughout, and that's what gives Windows its creative image.
- 08-13-2013, 11:33 PM #16BLUE COLLAR, GOLD SWAGGER
- 08-13-2013, 11:49 PM #17
I have no problem with the tiles..... (customizable would be an added advantage)
by the by, i would wish that the toast notifications are semi transparent (for instance, when it came when playing games like AE 3D Moto, the important part of the screen is blocked for quite sometime and so for other apps which makes use of full screen)... just saying
- 08-14-2013, 12:07 AM #19
- 08-14-2013, 12:14 AM #20BLUE COLLAR, GOLD SWAGGER
- 08-14-2013, 12:19 AM #21
The other part is the lock screen. I have all three accounts set to show up on the lock screen. That way I can glance and see if I have an email in one of the three accounts. If I'm on work, I might not care if there is new email in my personal account. If I link them, then I can only add the linked inbox to my start screen so all I will know is I have an email in one of those three accounts. I would have to go into the inbox to see if it is important or not.
Honestly, it's not like that is a ton of time... just slightly more inconvenient..
08-14-2013, 04:00 AM #25
- 530 Posts
liked the rant, but I actually think that conformity for at least the system apps is good regarding color, but there should be a choice of the icon. I luckily have one hotmail and one outlook inbox, their icons are different ;)
Why so serious?! 8-}
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