egzthunder1 · Oct 3, 2012 at 06:00 am

Create Your Own Tiles in Windows 8 with OblyTile

Theming has been as popular on XDA as ROM cooking and development in general. The ability to customize the appearance of our devices is always an appealing concept for many of our members. One thing that we learned out of Windows Phone 7 is that Microsoft does not want us to do any of this, and wants to jam their set-in-stone Metro UI with no background and static colors down our throats. Windows 8 is no different, as it does not give you too many options to customize its look and feel. Having said that, there is always a bright, colorful light at the end of the tunnel when our devs are into these things. And this time around, the light bearer goes by the name of XDA Forum Member Argony-OT.

OblyTile is an application that allows anyone with a Windows 8 computer to add, modify, and delete tiles for the not-so-new tile array in Windows 8. This will allow you to create tiles not only for programs and applications, but for files and folders as well! The app works in a simple fashion by creating the files and storing them locally in the program folder. It then links them from the Start menu, and presto—Instant tiles! As of now, the app is limited to creating 120×120 square tiles, but the dev may implement other sizes in future revisions.

If you are on Windows 8 and want to add some spice to your tablet, please take this for a spin. The dev is also asking for feedback and suggestions to improve this app and maybe add more options. So, please do the needful and share your thoughts.

This program is meant to create tile to the windows 8 startmenu.

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egzthunder1 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I have been an active member of xda-developers since 2005 and have gone through various roles in my time here. I am Former Portal Administrator, and currently part of the administrator team while maintaining my writer status for the portal. In real life, I am a Chemical Engineer turned Realtor in the Miami area. View egzthunder1's posts and articles here.
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