Windows 8 backgrounds metro and destop


I find it sort of odd that Microsoft didn't provide a good OOTB way to keep the metro and desktop backgrounds in sync.  The abrupt switch from desktop to metro is a bit hard on the eyes with the default settings.   A quick tip to make this more pleasant is to make your classic desktop a solid color that matches that of the metro desktop.   I like grey so in my example I setup metro the way I wanted it and then took a screenshot, opened it in paint, and then using the eye dropper tool got the RGB value.   I then put this into the desktop solid color background and now I have a much nicer transition between metro/not metro.   The grey color is R: 88 G: 88 B: 88 in case you're curious.

Here is what a screenshot looks like on my multi-monitor setup with metro next to classic.

 

 

UPDATE:   This capability will be built in to Windows 8.1

Comments (2)
  1. Swaroop Kishen says:

    you can always use Windows Start Screen Customizer Tool [though its unofficial] until you get Windows 8.1. Here's the link : vhanla.deviantart.com/…/Windows-8-Start-Screen-Customizer-v1-3-beta-337308916

  2. you can always use Windows Start Screen Customizer Tool [though its unofficial] until you get Windows 8.1. Here's the link : vhanla.deviantart.com/…/Windows-8-Start-Screen-Customizer-v1-3-beta-337308916

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