How to Create Custom Windows 10 Tiles for Start Menu

    create custom windows 10 tiles

    If you pin a lot of apps in windows 10 start menu instead of having them in the desktops. The results as you may have noticed are not really kinda look good. However, MyTile helps you accomplish the looks you might want.

    This isn’t the first app ever that can let you create custom Windows 10 tiles. There are better options available. Better, but also resource consuming, considering all you want to do is change some tiles. You can have a look at Better StartMenu on the Windows Store. That app will need a helper app which needs to always run in the background if you want your tiles to launch the respective app or file. That’s a bit of a letdown, which is why I prefer MyTile.

    Developed by Flinston_Ger from XDA, MyTile is different in that it does not require a helper app which has been the case for similar apps until now. This is because MyTile uses visualmanifest.xml via which the latest Windows 10 allows custom tiles.

    Download MyTile

    Using the app is pretty simple and straightforward Download the archived package from the download section above. Extract the contents into a folder once downloaded. It contains the following four files :

    • MyTile.exe
    • MyTile.visualelementsmanifest.xml
    • MyTile-mytile.png
    • template.xml

    But before you can use MyTile to create tiles apps, you should probably make sure the apps have a shortcut in the start menu.

    Create a shortcut and place it in the Start menu folder

    create custom windows 10 tiles

    When you want to create a custom tile for an app, make sure you have a shortcut already present in the Start Menu folder. You can create a shortcut for any file or program by right-clicking on it and selecting Send to > Desktop (create shortcut).  You’ll need to move this shortcut to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\ before you can create a custom tile for it.

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    Create a custom tile

    create custom windows 10 tiles

    To make a custom tile, right tap on MyTile.exe and select Run as admin. Select the application alternate route you might want to make a custom tile for from the rundown. Underneath the rundown of applications, you will have the alternative to choose a tile symbol or picture. You can either choose a square picture to use as a tile or basically select a symbol and change the foundation shading as needs be. MyTile even gives you a chance to choose the shade of the Tile mark and whether to demonstrate the name or not. When you’re happy with the look, simply tap on the Save button

    create custom windows 10 tiles

    Your custom tile has been made yet MyTile does not consequently stick the tile to your Start menu. This isn’t a noteworthy bother however on the grounds that you can without much of a stretch do as such yourself. In the event that you don’t definitely know, to stick anything to begin, perfectly tap on it and select Pin to Start. There is no restriction to what number of tiles you can make, in any event not due to the application. Simply ahead and make a lovely tile for all your most loved desktop applications and stick them to the begin menu.

    Varun Kesari
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