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Mar 14 2010   11:22AM GMT

Create a Custom Start Button Wallpaper



Posted by: Ed Hardy
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Microsoft

You’ve probably seen the ads running on Brighthand that feature the Windows phone logo with various icons sprouting out of it. If you love your Windows phone, you might be interested to know that you can make a custom version of this logo for yourself, and then put it on your PC or smartphone.

First off, head over to Microsoft’s website where you’ll find a tool for creating your image. You’ll see the Windows phone logo surrounded by small buttons — just tap on the ones that reflect the things you do most on your device, from gaming to Word.

When you’re done, you can save your image in a variety of sizes. If you want to put this on your PC, you’re just about done, but it apparently didn’t occur to Microsoft that people would want to put this on their phone. Go figure. So you have to take your custom image and resize it down to WVGA (800 by 480), VGA (640 by 480), or QVGA (320 by 240) with an image editor.

Then copy the smaller version onto your phone, go to Settings > Today to select your image, and you’re in business.

NOTE: This post was first run on the original Brighthand Blog on Feb. 8, 2010.

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