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How to make Metro tiles smaller?

  1. #1

    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64

    How to make Metro tiles smaller?

    hi guys,

    maybe this was on the board already, do not know, if so, ignore the thread please.

    I found this interesting site where is stated that adjusting the tiles is possible in the Metro.

    Hack the Windows 8 Metro Start Screen Tiles, Icons, and Pictures | a Tech-Recipes Tutorial

    Do not now however if this is safe. Probably yes, but one never knows.....

    So, has anyone some experience with this.



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  2. #2

    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,972
    Windows 10 x64

    Thanks for the link.

    Looks nice, the only thing that I don't like (that doesn't mean is not safe) is changing ownership in the app folder. By chance some updates will not work properly afterwards but can't tell for sure.

    We'll need to test this in a VM to see how it goes but making more tiles double-large is what I wanted to do too (but for standard programs).

    Another way to resize the tiles (keeping their aspect and length) is by changing the DPI of the Metro UI:
    DPI - Change for Modern UI in Windows 8[1]=Taskbar%20Start%20Screen
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