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    Default Windows 8 Inspired Home Page

    Found this today. Chrome/Opera version and Firefox/IE version.

    To use it, you'll need to download and extract its files somewhere on your hard drive for safekeeping. Point your browser at the index.html file in Eight's folder as your home page, and you're good to go. (That means going into your browser's preferences and setting the home page to C:\Users\Me\Documents\Eight\index.htm, or if you're on Chrome, file:///C:/Users/Me/Documents/Eight/index.htm). To edit the shortcuts, you'll need to edit the source.js file, pasting in the links you want in place of the defaults. You can also change the tile logos by putting them in the thumbs folder. The sketch.jpg folder shows you where each thumbnail goes on the page, and how big it should be.

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    Mean

    Didn't work for me though, wasn't happy. Would show the background tiles but not the images / logo's to overlay, and nothing was clickable
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    Default Re: Windows 8 Inspired Home Page

    Quote Originally Posted by Chilling_Silence View Post
    Mean

    Didn't work for me though, wasn't happy. Would show the background tiles but not the images / logo's to overlay, and nothing was clickable
    Which browser? I tried it in both firefox and chrome, make sure you get the correct version though!

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    Default Re: Windows 8 Inspired Home Page

    Haha you can tell I was in a rush. Thanks for that, works in IE.
    Could only get the one from deviantart, all the other file sharing sites are blocked here at work
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    Default Re: Windows 8 Inspired Home Page

    Interesting, but I'm not enamoured ("enamored" for SJ) of the WinPhone 7 type-tile interface.

    If that's the interface being delivered in Win8, then I can't see a lot of corporates/businesses 'upgrading' to Win8. It's more targetted at the trendy home-user (with a tablet/touch screen) than a business.

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    Default Re: Windows 8 Inspired Home Page

    I dunno, it's a nice simplification, plus the 'power users' will be apparently able to revert to a Win7-style interface. For many people, having everything "just there" is a nice way of doing it. That's partly why the iPhone / Android are so successful.

    Less and less is being done "in the OS" and more and more is being done "in the browser" or from within applications, so I don't see it being a huge deal personally. Maybe my sentiments will change once I've actually used it, right now it's all purely speculation, but I like that Microsoft have supposedly done the interface all in a combination of HTML5 + Javascript
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    Default Re: Windows 8 Inspired Home Page

    Spent another hour browsing deviantART and now my desktop looks like this

    Now, back to studying before I get even more side tracked!

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    Default Re: Windows 8 Inspired Home Page

    I don't want a Faeces Book or a Twatter icon on my desktop

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    Default Re: Windows 8 Inspired Home Page

    you can already change to Win 8 immersive Start Screen here

    http://www.mydigitallife.info/window...for-windows-7/

    Think I will stick to Win 7 Theme

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