1.    28 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10

    Is there a way to make account pictures square and/or transparent?

    Is there a mod or something out there (or a registry edit maybe?) that will make the profile pictures for accounts square instead of circular, and use a transparent background? I have a custom image I'd like to use, but it gets rendered with a black background and parts get cut off by the circle.
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  2.    28 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Home x64

    I would like to know this too.
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  3.    28 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 15,600
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14951

    Hello Roadsguy and eLPuSHeR,

    If you like, you could use the tutorial below to set to use the old sign in screen to at least have the square account pictures back.

    ** Removed tutorial link that no longer works. **
    Last edited by Brink; 28 Aug 2015 at 19:05.
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  4.    28 Aug 2015 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Spring Valley
    Posts : 497
    Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Ultimate

    Heh, didn't know there was a choice, thanks!
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  5.    28 Aug 2015 #5
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 89
    Windows 10 Pro

    Doesn't work for me on Windows 10 Pro RTM... tried rebooting, still see the circle icons.
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  6.    28 Aug 2015 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 15,600
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14951

    Well, it looks like Microsoft changed this again. It doesn't work anymore.
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