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  • Did Microsoft give the option of changing the ugly green background in the Start menu or am I stuck with the ugliness in the future?

    If your reading this Microsoft, Can you please throw blue in your millions of line of code as a background option?

    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 3:14 PM

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  • On Tue, 20 Sep 2011 15:14:34 +0000, dpcrypmc wrote:

    Did Microsoft give the option of changing the ugly green background in the Start menu or am I stuck with the ugliness in the future?

    Not in this release, no.


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    The moving cursor prints, and having printed, blinks on.

    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 3:16 PM
  • On Tue, 20 Sep 2011 17:57:56 +0000, Dylan-Meeus wrote:

    Yes you can, atleast on some machines.

    That is not only completely unsupported, but modifying a binary system file
    like that is also a violation of end user license agreement.


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
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    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 6:02 PM
  • Thanks for letting me know Paul, but all I did was go on bing, typed in "change metro UI color" and it was like the 4th result(?)
    He could of done that himself if he wasn't lazy and came on here first.
    I'm didn't read the article, but if it's a violation of the eula I'm pretty sure the article will mention that somewhere.

    Regards,

    Dylan Meeus


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    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 6:05 PM
  • Customization of the Start screen background is not supported in Developer Preview release. However, most probably, you will be able to customize this in the final version of Windows 8.

    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 6:55 PM
  • On Tue, 20 Sep 2011 15:14:34 +0000, dpcrypmc wrote:

    Did Microsoft give the option of changing the ugly green background in the Start menu or am I stuck with the ugliness in the future?

    Not in this release, no.


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    The moving cursor prints, and having printed, blinks on.


    Hello there, I deleted my comment. Didn't want to support people in doing Illegal things.
    Once again, thanks for noticing ;)
    0x2B |~ 0x2B Blog : www.it-ca.net/blogdylan
    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 6:57 PM
  • there is nothing illegal if you modify the color by pathing the uxtheme.dll untill you don't redistribute the file over the internet:

    Here is a tool to change the color/picture:

    http://ruanmei.deviantart.com/art/Windows-8-Start-Tweaker-1-01-259453275


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 10:47 PM