Windows 10: Manually edit tile icons in Start Menu?

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  1. Cliff S's Avatar
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       01 Apr 2017 #11

    JohnnyGui said: View Post
    Great, I'll try that. Thanks again for your help!
    Your welcome:)
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  2. Hopachi's Avatar
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       15 Apr 2017 #12

    Cliff S said: View Post
    You're welcome, no it doesn't, as the large and wide are reserved for UWP apps only.
    That is by design made this way:

    Tile design best practices specify that if your tile is not a live tile, it should not claim the extra screen space required for wide (310x150) and large (310x310) tiles. Because a desktop app's tile is always static and never live, those additional tile sizes are not supported in this schema.
    How to customize Start screen tiles for desktop apps (Windows Runtime apps) - Windows app development
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  3. Hopachi's Avatar
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       15 Apr 2017 #13

    JohnnyGui said: View Post
    Ah, that's a real bummer. Really would have wanted that.

    JohnnyGui said: View Post
    The editing apps in the Windows Store do make that possible. Is this the reason why it's only possible to create wide tiles if the editing app opens along with the app that you've editied its icon of?
    Following my previous post:
    The large tiles you make with editing apps from the store create live tiles that are allowed to be wide and large because they create those tiles in their name. And since those editing apps are real apps and no desktop exes, they are allowed to claim the extra space, playing by the rules. That's why they always have to open first, it's their tiles... Then they do the extra magic pointing to your non-store app, of course. :)

    This may eventually change or evolve to a point where the tile starter app will be blazing fast-loading and practically invisible or non-splashy hidden at launch.
    But as long as the rules remain the same, a pure hand-crafted tile for desktop apps is only allowed up to medium size.
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