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  1.    07 Aug 2015 #61
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeK View Post
    Thank you my friend for the fast response but sadly TileCreator doesn't work for me so I'm using Better Start Menu and it only works with exe files not shortcuts.
    Thanks anyhow.
    Unfortunately shortcuts are the only way to do it because it wont allow you to run the .exe directly

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    The only way around this I can think of is basically what Hmroep posted earlier. Create a shortcut and then create a bat file to open the shortcut. If you don't know how to do this you can just create a new text document and change the .txt extention to .bat, then just open it up on notepad and paste this in...

    @echo off
    cd C:\Example Folder Where Shortcut File Is Located\
    start Example.lnk
    exit

    ...obviously with the example folder and example shortcut file changed to the actual location and name of your shortcut file. You can then use a free bat to exe convertor and change the bat file to an exe file. It should work in Better Start Menu then.
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  2.    07 Aug 2015 #62
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Posts : 88
    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by vairish View Post
    Unfortunately shortcuts are the only way to do it because it wont allow you to run the .exe directly

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    The only way around this I can think of is basically what Hmroep posted earlier. Create a shortcut and then create a bat file to open the shortcut. If you don't know how to do this you can just create a new text document and change the .txt extention to .bat, then just open it up on notepad and paste this in...

    @echo off
    cd C:\Example Folder Where Shortcut File Is Located\
    start Example.lnk
    exit

    ...obviously with the example folder and example shortcut file changed to the actual location and name of your shortcut file. You can then use a free bat to exe convertor and change the bat file to an exe file. It should work in Better Start Menu then.
    Thank you for this info but I need to figure out how to change a file extension before I can try it. If you can give me some pointers on how to do so, it would be appreciated. Thanks again!
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  3.    09 Aug 2015 #63
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by BeK View Post
    Thank you for this info but I need to figure out how to change a file extension before I can try it. If you can give me some pointers on how to do so, it would be appreciated. Thanks again!
    Hi, although this is for Better StartMenu, below should work for any other app also.

    To create a shortcut for Store apps, you can follow these directions. (I've also explained it on Better StartMenu)


    • The store apps you've installed to your computer are listed in this folder:
      C:\Users\[YOUR_USER_NAME]\AppData\Local\Packages\
      C: is the drive that Windows 10 is installed. And you need to check "Hidden items" from View menu of the Windows Explorer to see the AppData folder.
    • Now, in this folder, you can find the app you search for by looking to folder names. So for example, if we're looking for VLC app, by looking to folder names, one can understand that "VideoLAN.VLCforWindows8_paz6r1rewnh0a" is the one we're searching for. Now just go to Better StartMenu Helper app. Select "Run desktop app" as Action Type. And instead of selecting a file, just type this to the textbox:
      shell:Appsfolder\VideoLAN.VLCforWindows8_paz6r1rewnh0a!App
      That's it. You see the logic here. It's like that:
      "shell:Appsfolder\[FOLDER_NAME_OF_THE_APP]!App"

    • For some built-in store apps it might be like this one:
      "shell:Appsfolder\[FOLDER_NAME_OF_THE_APP]![FOLDER_NAME_OF_THE_APP_TILL_UNDERSCORE]"
      For example, for Xbox app, it should be:
      shell:Appsfolder\Microsoft.XboxApp_8wekyb3d8bbwe!Microsoft.XboxApp
    • You can also try these in Run dialog (Windows Key + R)
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  4.    10 Aug 2015 #64
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Posts : 88
    Windows 10

    Ok I finally got Tile Creator to work but for the life of me I can't get the tiles to resize to Large. Small and Medium work just fine but when I right click the tile to select size, the option for Large isn't available.
    Anyone else have this issue?
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  5.    10 Aug 2015 #65
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Posts : 88
    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by vairish View Post
    Tilecreator is out and it works pretty well:

    Have you gotten the tiles to resize to anything besides small and medium? The Large option is non-existent.
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  6.    10 Aug 2015 #66
    Join Date : Feb 2014
    Posts : 9,482
    Windows 10 Professional

    Quote Originally Posted by BeK View Post
    Ok I finally got Tile Creator to work but for the life of me I can't get the tiles to resize to Large. Small and Medium work just fine but when I right click the tile to select size, the option for Large isn't available.
    Anyone else have this issue?
    Same. I think the application needs a bit more tweaking!
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  7.    17 Aug 2015 #67
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 1
    Win 10

    It's a rough alternative.


    If you need to meticulously manage your Start Menu, it works. After applying tile, you can modify your ApprovedApps.config file to update paths. That's handy with URLS. The tile background color doesn't function, so a PNG with alpha will just appear over your selected Windows accent color. If this feature actually applied a background color, it could really use a color picker to select from an imported image instead of requiring you enter a hexadecimal value.

    A clunky, half-rendered TileCreator window appears every time you click a link. Like a poorly designed splash screen to remind me that I used a buggy app to do something that Windows 10 should do natively?

    One trick I discovered to create a custom tile for modern app:
    1. Pin modern app to Start.
    2. Drag modern app tile to a folder to create shortcut.
    3. Use path to shortcut in ApprovedApps.config
    4. Delete original modern app tile.

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  8.    18 Aug 2015 #68
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 42
    Windows 10 Pro

    Some tile customisation done using 'Better StartMenu'. Not quite as polished as Oblytile yet but it's early days and it works OK. The tiles were made in an art program.

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  9.    23 Aug 2015 #69
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10

    Well you can try using WinTileR. It allows you to fully customize everything on the tile. Size, image , background color, text. And it is also fast. You can find it on store.
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  10.    23 Aug 2015 #70
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    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by martirio3000 View Post
    Well you can try using WinTileR. It allows you to fully customize everything on the tile. Size, image , background color, text. And it is also fast. You can find it on store.
    Thanks!
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