Personalize your Windows start screen with Decor8! BETA Available Now.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by Island Dog | Discussion: WinCustomize News

Windows 8 limits your start screen customization options to only 10 provided background images and a few pre-defined color schemes. Decor8 removes these limitations and provides the freedom to personalize your start screen with your own images and colors.

FEATURES

  • Personalize the Windows 8 Start screen with background images and colors
  • Dozens of additional backgrounds included
  • Use your own personal photos and images
  • Randomize the background images at timed intervals for a unique look
  • Customize the start screen color scheme
  • Control the number of rows of tiles available on the start screen

HOW TO GET IT

The Decor8 Beta is available as a free 30-day trial and can be purchased for only $4.99.

Purchase Decor8 today to get access to the Beta now and receive a free update to the final version when it releases this Fall. https://www.stardock.com/products/decor8/


SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

  • Windows 8

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petrossa
Reply #21 Friday, November 9, 2012 12:16 PM

Incredible. I believe i entered another world where bad taste reigns. No disrespect for the application itself, but seriously, that is what is called 'beautiful' nowadays?

Garish colored blocks that clash with anything known to man on a hardly visible background.....

 

benmanns
Reply #22 Friday, November 9, 2012 1:45 PM

may i know why Camera Music Video and Games apps are not colorable...ty in advance

Neil Banfield
Reply #23 Friday, November 9, 2012 1:55 PM

Roloccolor
may i know why Camera Music Video and Games apps are not colorable...ty in advance

They are Modern UI applications and have their own tiles with predefined colours. 

The tile colour option in Decor8 relates to tiles for non Modern UI applications.

benmanns
Reply #24 Friday, November 9, 2012 2:31 PM

Thanks for the quick answer Neil i hope there is a workaround for this in the near future 

Neil Banfield
Reply #25 Friday, November 9, 2012 2:34 PM

Skarny
Could Stardock change the ration by which the background moves relative to the scroll? e.g. we could have 1:1 scrolling, put a nice glass 'shelf' background image behind the tiles and sliding them would slide the background making it feel like the whole thing is sliding at once?

This is something we added earlier today in fact for the next update.

Leo the Lion
Reply #26 Saturday, November 10, 2012 1:26 AM

Nice job, Brad and Neil.........You are even getting good feedback over at Neowin..........That takes some doing against a tough crowd over there!

Skarny
Reply #27 Saturday, November 10, 2012 2:15 AM

Now put Dreams in the background instead of wallpaper

RedneckDude
Reply #28 Saturday, November 10, 2012 9:43 AM

Maybe totally unrelated, but I notice that since installing this, I have a few blank tiles.

Neil Banfield
Reply #29 Saturday, November 10, 2012 9:49 AM

RedneckDude
Maybe totally unrelated, but I notice that since installing this, I have a few blank tiles.

That will be unrelated to this.

karmat
Reply #30 Sunday, November 11, 2012 11:43 PM

I haven't made the move to Windows 8 yet, but with this program and Start8, I'm seriously thinking of putting it on my touchscreen at least. It wasn't going to be an option until I knew Stardock was going to be able to develop probrams for W8.

Being a heavy Rainmeter user, I had the look of W8 on my desktop with the Omnimo suite http://omnimo.info/ two years ago, so for me, W8 didn't look like anything new to me!

Thanks Stardock!

Addictive Tips featured it http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/windows-8-start-screen-personalization-with-decor8/#more-135262

raymonvisualph
Reply #31 Thursday, November 15, 2012 12:03 AM

want to buy it but need more feature to see. 

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