In Windows 8, the majority of my 'tiles' on my start screen (please correct my terminology if I'm misusing these) are not the fancy 'live tiles'. They're just shortcuts to applications that will run on the desktop.

My question is, 'How can I customize their appearance'. By default they are all forced to being the 'small' size and a background color of blue. They seem to grab the default Icon but I'd like to be able to change the tile color/icon/size.

Is this possible? If so - how do I do it?

marked as duplicate by Karan, slhck Mar 25 '13 at 9:23

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    This may help superuser.com/questions/495659/… – Simon Mar 22 '13 at 14:54
  • That's excellent. I'm a little sad it's not a part of Windows 8 - but that will do exactly what I want. Thank you. If you want to post that as an answer, I believe it's a good one. – Rob Mar 22 '13 at 15:06
  • OK and glad to be of help – Simon Mar 22 '13 at 15:44
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    If a question is the same as the previous one, it should be marked as a duplicate instead of duplicating the answers. You can flag your question for moderator attention if that's the case. – slhck Mar 25 '13 at 9:24
  • @slhck OK fine.... – Simon Mar 25 '13 at 11:11

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