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Modify the Start Screen (Please)

  1. #11

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Also, extra rows of tiles are resolution dependent. If you have a 1080p resolution, you can have six rows or three rows, but not more than six. This MIGHT be able to be tweaked by someone, but so far, that's the way it is.
    Wrong! You can have 7 rows with a 1920 x 1200 monitor. Still not enough to be really useful on such a large monitor.
    Well I'll be! If you have 7 rows of tiles, that's almost at LEAST 101 small tiles if not more.
    Yes, however compare that to the number of programs available in the hierarchical list of the XP/Win7 Start Button which is similar to the number of icons on the All Apps Screen. I'm sure that the tiles as available now will be satisfactory for many users who essentially consume and communicate content as you can nicely do with a 7-inch tablet. As a power user of the Desktop I would like the Start Screen to be more configurable. I'm happy with Win 8 as it is (although I may install Start8) but more user configuration options would be nice.

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  2. #12

    Covington, La
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    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    Check this out from Stardock. Lets you customize the Start Screen.

    Decor8 - Personalize the Windows® 8 Start screen with Decor8™!

    WOW! Where the heck has this been?! Downloading right now!!
    I got a notification yesterday and its still in Beta so it just came out. Stardock is doing their thing to Windows 8.

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