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

  1. #50


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Kutsuu,

    I'm afraid not.

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  2. #51


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    Windows 8.1 & dualbooting with Elementary Luna


    Hello! This is my first post here, so I hope I'm asking this question in the correct area.


    I wanted to change the number of rows in my Windows 8.1 Start Tiles from 5 to 4 I first tried using this page's VBS script from "Step 2", which did not work.

    I then tried editing the registry as detailed in Step 3, but that too didn't work.

    I have made certain that "Show More Tiles on the Start Screen" is turned off (this option seems to have taken the place of the "Make everything on your screen bigger" option at the time when this post was written.)


    Does anyone have any ideas why I'm not able to change my rows from 5 to 4? My laptop's monitor's resolution is 1920x1080, if information could help troubleshoot my problem here.


    Thanks a whole lot! I really want to have only 4 rows, but if it seems like it'll be way more trouble than it's worth, sticking with 5 isn't a huge deal.
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  3. #52


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    Hello koesherbacon, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Yep, unfortunately Option Two and Option Three no longer work in Windows 8.1.

    If you turn on Make everything on your screen bigger, it may cause you to have less rows on your Start screen.

    "Make everything on your screen bigger" - Turn On or Off

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  4. #53


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    Windows 8.1 & dualbooting with Elementary Luna


    Aw, so there's no way for me to customize it to show fewer icons per row, although there is an option to show much, huh? Bummer
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  5. #54


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Yeah, not sure why they removed this in Windows 8.1. Make everything on your screen bigger may be about the only thing that may reduce them.
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  6. #55


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    Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro/Windows 10 TP


    Brink I'm currently using 1400 x 1050 screen resolution and it defaults to 6 rows. (Don't see it posted)
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  7. #56


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    Quote Originally Posted by IownAmoneyPit View Post
    Brink I'm currently using 1400 x 1050 screen resolution and it defaults to 6 rows. (Don't see it posted)
    Added. Thank you.

    It's the 1050 vertical part of the resolution allowing the 6 rows of tiles.
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