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WP8 Tile Sizes - too limited?

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    elmer

    Personally, I'd feel that just 3 sizes is a bit restrictive.

    I find scrolling the start screen to be annoying, but to avoid that I end up with a screen that looks like a flat version of the iPhone.

    A tile that is 2 x small tiles wide, and a tile that is 2 x small tiles high, might be useful.

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    magicalclick

    I somewhat agree. Scrolling isn't too great when it is long. I only put two or three pages long tiles for this reason. The tab still provides faster paging. I am not sure if WP8 will ever do that. But, I would like to group some tiles together and jump to it. Like a game group, utility group, etc.

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    MasterPi

    , magicalclick wrote

    But, I would like to group some tiles together and jump to it. Like a game group, utility group, etc.

    That might be a possible feature in the future if they're converging WP8 and W8 UIs...pinch to zoom on the start screen to get at categories, like in W8.

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    DCMonkey

    How about tiles in the shapes of Tetris pieces?

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    Proton2

    How about being able to get to the bottom of your tiles by tugging down the top, like how some apps refresh when you pull down, like the mail app and Twitter. Or like in media center you can scroll left and right to get to the zeds without having to go through the whole list.

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    IRB

    , elmer wrote

    Personally, I'd feel that just 3 sizes is a bit restrictive.

    I find scrolling the start screen to be annoying, but to avoid that I end up with a screen that looks like a flat version of the iPhone.

    A tile that is 2 x small tiles wide, and a tile that is 2 x small tiles high, might be useful.

    I personally thing the 3 sizes are enough but more choice is always good and perhaps they will think of implementing some new sizes. However, if you make double high or double wide "small" tiles wont that just take up more space and you will still end up scrolling?

    Edit: I would like to see a similar "grouping" feature to W8 wish a space separating groups of tiles, that'd be nice.

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