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

  1. #30


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8.1 PRO with Media Centre Upgrade x64


    The manual registry edit still works in W8.1 Preview. My 1900x1200 monitors were limited to 6 rows, even after setting the "Show more tiles" slider was set to "Yes." After adding the Registry value I now have 7 rows.

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  2. #31


    Posts : 21,825
    64-bit Windows 10


    Thank you for confirming it in Windows 8.1 Preview lmod.
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  3. #32


    Posts : 3
    8.1


    My res is 1366x768 and I cannot seem to keep it at the row count I want, I change it then I cant sign out thru start screen or start8 so I ctrl-alt-del and sign out that way and it changes the row count but then a little while later it just changes back.
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  4. #33


    Posts : 21,825
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Zeemo, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    I would suspect that it may be an issue caused by Start8. If you like, as a test, temporarily uninstall Start8, restart the PC, and try the tutorial again to see how it works to determine if Start8 may be at fault.
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  5. #34


    Iran
    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    Hello Mr. Shawn Brink;
    Thank you for this useful tutorial....
    Please check this link. It doesn't work and when you click on this link, you will go to the home page of Eight Forums site instead of downloading that vbs file.
    Click image for larger version

    Regards...
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  6. #35


    Posts : 21,825
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Microsoft View Post
    Hello Mr. Shawn Brink;
    Thank you for this useful tutorial....
    Please check this link. It doesn't work and when you click on this link, you will go to the home page of Eight Forums site instead of downloading that vbs file.
    Click image for larger version

    Regards...
    Hello Amir Mohammad Karami,

    Sorry about that. The link should be working now. Please try again.
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  7. #36


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    First of all: the tuturial worked perfect (after doing the DPI scaling) and I successful changed my tile rows from 3 up to 6 in Windows 8.

    Now on 8.1 (updated from 8.0) - all seems different. I (again) have only 3 rows and did the tuturial again (all keys and dwords were gone after the update) but it won't work anymore.
    If I use the "more tiles" function (now available in 8.1) I can change the tile rows from 3 to 4, but thats all....

    Why I can't increase it up to 6 or 7, if my tablet have a resolution of 1920x1080?

    Even if I run the tablet on a 23" monitor with 1680x1050 its showing me 6 rows...
    Has somethings changed in 8.1 now?
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  8. #37


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    GOT ITttttttt!

    This was the solution for my problem: "Make everything on your screen bigger" - Turn On or Off
    Turn it off and now I have 7 (S E V E N) rows on 1920x1080. Yay!
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  9. #38


    Posts : 21,825
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello TheGardnerII, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Perfect. Thank you for posting back with your results.
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  10. #39


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1

    Solution for Windows 8.1 ?


    Hi,

    I am using Windows 8.1 on a notebook with a native resolution of 2560x1440. I have the options "Smaller" and "Show More Tiles". From start up i have 6 rows of tiles in Windows 8.1, sometimes i have 7 and last days i had one situation where i had 10. And everything on the same display.

    I saved the grid file from registry of 10 rows, but it didnt work. I only have 6 or 7 now anymore.

    Does anyone know if there is a trick like in Windows 8 for WIndows 8.1 ?

    For those who are interesd, Registry Grid File with 10 Rows is in attachement.

    GRID.reg


    Screenshot 6 Rows:
    Click image for larger version


    Screenshot 10 Rows:
    Click image for larger version
    Last edited by Brink; 26 Dec 2013 at 11:36. Reason: attached your uploaded .reg file
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