EIGHT: Get Windows 8 Start Screen Look-Like Metro Style Homepage in Web Browsers

Windows 8 features new "Start Screen" which looks similar to Windows Phone 7 home screen. It basically shows live tiles of the installed programs in Windows 8.

Windows 8 Features New Metro Style "Start Screen" with Live Tiles

If you love the style of Start Screen, here is an awesome thing for you!

"EIGHT" is an HTML file created by "flatmo1" @ DA which can be set as Homepage in your favorite web browser. It has been created using CSS and jQuery. It basically shows pre-defined website tiles which open the associated URLs.

Its highly customizable. You can edit "source.js" file and replace existing URLs with your desired URLs. You can change tiles by modifying or replacing PNG images present in "thumbs" folder. To change background images of tiles, simply edit or replace PNG images in "lib" folder.

Download the ZIP file using following link:

Download Link

Extract it and set the "index.htm" file as your browser's homepage. To set the index.htm file as homepage, double-click on the file, it'll open it in your web browser, then select "Use current page as homepage" or similar option in browser's Settings window.

Thanks to our reader "NZero" for the update...


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  • Good work :)
    It works perfectly on google chrome but...
    The redirections are a bit too slow...

  • Its totally awesome..
    my IE 9 asks to run activex script.
    make an icon for gmail and hotmail

  • How can I move the positions of the links like switch the place of DeviantArt and Facebook? Great program by the way. :)

  • the software will no longer be need at that time. I assume by this that Microsoft will allow present users of Win 8 to upgrade to 8.1 at no cost

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