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How to customize tiles (change/bigger icon, change color) for desktop applications in the Start Screen?

Is it possible to change the background colour of (desktop) application tiles when they are added to the Start Screen?

Apps from the store have different coloured backgrounds - which is fine, they are easy to distinguish - but when one uses a lot of desktop applications, it would be easier to find what I'm looking for (and looks more aesthetically pleasing) if I could change the background colour on a per-app basis.

I've been through the settings pane/context menus, and have searched on the web but I can't see a way to do it. Is there something I'm missing?

Note: I'd be ok with a third-party configuration setting if a native one doesn't exist, however I don't want to use the 'Classic Shell' start menu

Note 2: I'm not talking about the background of the Start Screen, I'm talking about the background colour of the tiles.

marked as duplicate by Karan, Gaff, Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007, Hello71, Simon Sheehan Nov 30 '12 at 4:47

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Try OblyTile. It allows you to create new tiles of desktop apps and it allows you to configure the color:

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