Windows Phone 8.1 Background Image To Overlay Tiles


A new feature coming to Windows Phone 8.1 will give users the option to put a wallpaper on their Start Screen, and rather than going for the traditional picture in the background as seen on Symbian, iOS and Android (among others) the picture you choose will be visible through your Live Tiles, see the picture above.

Microsoft have apparently been working on a number of different options to decorate the platforms home screen, currently only customizable between black and white, and have now settled on this, presumably due to the fact that Live Tiles cover the majority of the screen.

According to The Verge this will not be switched on by default, and some tiles such as Xbox Music will not be affected. I will be curious to see if the App List to the right of the Start Screen will show your wallpaper, I certainly hope so.

Source WindowsBlogItalia and The Verge

Lenny Bonsignore
Lenny Bonsignore
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  1. At first i wasn’t so sure and was sorry that we may not get traditional wallpapers, but actually this solution has grown on me. I do hope there is also an option to have regular wallpapers as well.

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