Download Windows 8 Start Screen Customizer v1.3.6
The best thing of this tool is that it doesn't modify any system file to change the background image. It just paints the new background over the default background image.
It changes the StartScreen background picture immediately, no need to edit system files, you can even close it after changing.
Since the changes are volatile, i.e., they dissapear on Windows restart or explorer.exe restart, you can set this tool to start with Windows.
Three ways to use:
- Single picture mode: You can choos a single picture and select the area you want to use it as background picture, click Apply&Save button and that's it.
- Desktop wallpaper as background picture: You can also set your desktop wallpaper as the StartScreen background picture. And if you hide this application, it will monitor system changes and see if the wallpaper has been changed to update accordingly, it is recommended to use a group of pictures as your Windows desktop wallpaper, so you can enjoy a different picture everytime you access the Start Screen.
- Slidehow: If you just want a different set of pictures as a slideshow, you can set it as Slideshow, it will cycle pictures in seconds (intervals that you can change), and also randomized.
- Gaussian Blur effect: If you like a blur effect in your background picture, you can select this option (not reccommended for big screen resolutions as it takes its time).