Petition: Change the damn desktop icons, Microsoft (Updated Tiles Concept included)
The OS just looks so much better...
To change desktop tiles, I used guidelines from Microsoft, which explain to developers how to add .xml files to determine how their desktop apps look in the Start Screen, very similar in behaviour to Windows Store Apps.
As you can see, there are two icons I didn't change:
- Control Panel, because I still don't know how to do a proper Metro icon for it
- File Explorer, because it's the only icon you can't change with this method (I don't know why). In the taskbar the Metro icon is visible though.
For taskbar icons, this tutorial is good enough:
And the file extension icons can be easily changed with this app: