Create Custom Tiles for Windows 8 Start Screen

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By on November 8, 2012 8:35:37 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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This app will allow you to create Modern or Metro style Tiles for Files, Folders, Desktop Programs, Web links and more.

Modern Tile Maker

Features in a nutshell:

  • Add any File type to the Start screen. Files such as Images launch using their default program.
  • Add any Directory(Folder) to the Start screen.
  • Add Web Shortcuts to the Start screen. Just enter the address of the webpage you want the shortcut to direct to.
  • When you begin to create the Tile you will be prompted to select your default browser.   Choose the Text to display on the tile, Text Fore-color or choose to not display Text on the tile.
  • Choose a Color for the tile which is shown if the image selected is transparent or not 150x150px
  • Creates a Backup the tiles settings to allow you to Edit the tile whenever you choose.
  • Creates a Backup of the Tile Image you create for use with other tiles.
  • Includes 100 Transparent Tile Images formatted for use when displaying text or not displaying text (200 total images)

 

 Check out the link above for more info.

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November 12, 2012 9:09:33 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

updated OP with better option.

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November 12, 2012 9:38:14 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

I have a feeling this breaks if you set something like google chrome to be your default immersive browser.

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November 12, 2012 4:28:58 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Neil Banfield,
I have a feeling this breaks if you set something like google chrome to be your default immersive browser.

Indeed it does break it. (sigh).

Well, for me at least, that isn't a big deal. I leave IE as my default but use chrome for nearly all of my browsing.

 

Edit: !@#$%, once you break it by changing your default browser, it STAYS broke. So, use this app ONLY if you intend to leave IE as the default browser.

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