[Question] Editing 'Desktop' image on start menu 8.1

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  1. dwfmagik

    dwfmagik MDL Novice

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    #1 dwfmagik, Oct 18, 2013
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    Hi everyone.

    I've managed to successfully upgrade to 8.1 and thought I'd treat myself to different desktop backgrounds thanks to DisplayFustion. However, this has had a horrid effect on my 'Desktop' button on the my start menu as you can see in the picture here : h***:// s21.postimg.org/y02a920br/Untitled.png

    My question is - Does anyone know a way I can edit that image so it doesn't look so wank?

    I have managed to setup a temoporary shortcut with a standard icon using the following shortcut, but it's not the same.

    Code:
    C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /C “C:\Users\Dave\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Shows Desktop.lnk”
    Thanks :) :worthy:
     
  2. LEXX911

    LEXX911 MDL Senior Member

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    Rightclick on your desktop start icon and resize it to Large and see if it fixes it.
     
  3. dwfmagik

    dwfmagik MDL Novice

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    #3 dwfmagik, Oct 18, 2013
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    Hey LEXX911, thanks for the reply. I've tried all the sizes, and it always centralizes it so that the screen split is in the middle. Rather annoying.

    I wouldn't mind just using my shortcut as my 'desktop' icon, if I could make it ''wide'' (it only gives me small and normal) and give it a custom image rather than a shell32.dll icon.

    EDIT - I've just found a thing called 'OblyTile' - which MIGHT give me a solution. going to test now.
     
  4. dwfmagik

    dwfmagik MDL Novice

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    Well, I've had a semi-result.


    Using OblyTile I've been able to make two separate square tiles to represent my two screens, made a 121x121 image for each and just linked them to the shortcut I pasted above. Apparently they're working on making 'wide' icons - so I'll bookmark their site and check them out again at a later date.

    h**p://s17.postimg.org/ombkae1z3/result.png

    I think you'll agree it looks a lot better than the deafult s**te windows/displayfusion produced for me.