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More Rows on the Start Screen

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    More Rows on the Start Screen


    Has anyone found a modification utility that will allow more than the defined maximum rows on the Start Screen? My 1920x1200 monitor could easily handle 9 rows but is only allowed to have 7 rows. Smaller tiles and more rows and columns would be even nicer.

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    just google it eightforums has a topic that is familiar with yours of .
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    Quote Originally Posted by 8Franz View Post
    just google it eightforums has a topic that is familiar with yours of .
    The only threads I can find have to do with changing colors, adding pictures, etc. Nothing to do with more than the officially allowed rows or tile sizes.
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    AFAIK there is no workaround to increase row count above predefined setting. Unfortunately.
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    As of now, no there isn't a way to get past 7 rows.

    I'd wait out until the Windows Blue update sometime next year. It's reported it will have a smaller tile size, probably like the size in All apps.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Dave,

    At that resolution, you're pretty much maxed out for rows by default, but can only get it up to 7.

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