Microsoft done an amazing job with windows 8. It got mixed review from user. The biggest draw back was lack of start button which is replaced by the live tiles AKA metro tiles. I have recently made a switch from windows 7 to windows 8 . I have already tried the windows 8 few months back. But now this switch is permanent.
Live tiles are amazing. It feels like your PC is alive and you can see everything in motion. People , messaging, mail and photos apps are amazing. But if you install new program on your PC the tile for the program is not much impressive. So today I googled it and found some interesting results. I saw a video and everything is clear now. This post is about how to create custom metro tiles in windows 8. This is super easy and you can create tile for almost anything.
You can create custom metro tile for program, game, drives, apps , photos , videos and particular folders. We are going to use a tool which is called Obly Tiles. It is free and easy to use. You can create custom metro tiles in windows 8 in no time. So lets get started .
Create Custom Metro Tiles in Windows 8 [ How To ]
Download the program from the given link or you can Google it and download it from there accordingly.
This program runs without installing so you don’t have to worry about installation and other messy things. Once you download it just open it.
This program is easy to use. All you have to do is name the tile, provide the path for the program and give the path for the tile image ( PNG file ).
I am creating the live tiles for C drive of my PC. I have already created the live tiles for Picasa and Chrome. Now all you have to do is name the tile and then give the path. If you are creating live tile for program, you can fetch the path from properties of the program and paste it there.
Now insert the tile image. You can download the full package of Metro UI live tiles from the link below. Don’t need to change the small image , background and text color. Default is ok. Once you have done all just press create tile and you are done.
When you go to the start screen you will see the tile which you have created recently. This is how you can create custom metro tiles in windows 8. It is very easy and fast.
In this image, I have created the custom tile for Chrome, Picasa, E drive and C drive. As you can see these tiles are looking amazing and more vibrant. The Icon package have lots of icon which you can use to create custom metro tiles. Try this and let us know if you faced any problem.
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