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Windows start screen resolution

  1. #1


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8 RTM

    Windows start screen resolution


    My screen resolution is 1280x1024 running Win 8 RP


    I formatted my computer and reinstalled Win 8 CP because I had too many BSODs. When I installed Win 8 CP and created a local account. I had 5(or 6) tiles per column. But once I switched to the Microsoft account to get my synced wallpaper and lock-screen, the Start screen resolution changed and I got a max 3 tiles per column. The size of all metro apps including the Settings app changed and became awkwardly bigger.


    Is there a way to get back 5 tiles per column? Essentially changing the resolution of the start screen?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 20,615
    64-bit Windows 10 build 10166


    Hello Abhijith, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    It's not changing the screen resolution, but the tutorial below can help show you how to change how many rows you have on the Start screen.

    Start Screen - Metro Apps - Change Number of Rows in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8 RTM


    Tried it..not working.
    I was wondering why its showing me the 800 X 600 version(3 Tiles) even when the resolution is set to 1280 X 1024
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  4. #4


    Posts : 20,615
    64-bit Windows 10 build 10166


    In that case, you might also check using the tutorial below to see if you may have turned on the Make everything on your screen bigger slider by mistake.

    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html
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  5. #5


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8 RTM


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    In that case, you might also check using the tutorial below to see if you may have turned on the Make everything on your screen bigger slider by mistake.

    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html
    It worked!!!!
    You are AWESOME.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 20,615
    64-bit Windows 10 build 10166


    You're most welcome. I'm happy to hear you got it sorted.
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