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Easy Create Your Own Customized Tiles on the Start Screen in Windows 8 with OblyTile

Posted In Windows - By Techtiplib on Monday, October 8th, 2012 With No Comments »

Some days ago I’ve shared you the Windows 8 and boot to desktop directly.

Today I share you another app for Windows 8, it can help you make the tiles a little larger or smaller and change the overall color scheme of the Start Screen,  it’s called OblyTile. It’s a tool that lets you create your own customized tile on the Windows 8 Start Screen. You also use previous article about freeware called Process Explorer to analyze processes on your Windows 8 system. (Look like the picture below).

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With OblyTile you can create a custom tile with your own picture, clipart or whatever you like. You can also have it open any program, file, folder or even a website. 

OblyTile is a pretty easy to use program. Once you download it, just run the program, there is no need to install it. 

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OblyTile options:

– Tile Name – You have to give your tile a name. You can choose to hide the name if you like, but you still have to give it a name.

– Program Path – This can be the path to an EXE file, a PDF file, a folder, or a website.

– Program Arguments – This is optional, but if you want to pass any command line arguments to your program.

– Tile Image – A 120×120 pixel image for your tile.

– Tile Small Image – A 30×30 pixel image for your tile.

– Tile Background Color – Lastly, you have to choose a tile background color.

Example of my creating a custom tile for the Process Explorer program:

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To get rid of your tile, just right-click on it and chose Unpin from Start. That will remove it. Currently, there is no way to re-load a tile you created and then unpinned. You have to go through all the steps again. Not a big deal, but it would be nice if you could load up the previous tiles considering it saves all of them at C:Program FilesOblyTile.

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This is a nice program for creating custom tiles that doesn’t require you to know any coding! You can really jazz up your Start Screen with this tool. 

 Donwload free OblyTile tool here

You may like to learn how to restore missing desktop tile on start screen in Windows 8.

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