Custom start screen background

A few people have complained about the lack of customisation here so I thought I'd see how plausible it would be.

Here's the start screen with no background, and then with a custom background.

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So the problem is obvious - the visuality of the tiles is seriously impaired with a busy background.

So here's my take. Over the background goes a sem-transparent layer of your theme's colour.

You want to be able to see enough of the background, but also see the tiles without distraction - so behind the tiles the theme colour is intensified.

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One of the cool things about the start screen is the background moves a little as you scroll - so I've compensated for that too. Rather than displaying the whole image, we're seeing more of a zoomed-in view, which then scrolls as the screen scrolls.

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This could work quite well for lower resolutuon wallpapers, too, which usually look terrible. But the overlayed colour would likely hide pixelisation.

So what do you think?

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