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Start Screen has shrunk

  1. #11


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8


    Yes I have the latest steam installed and my steam looks like that.

    Try going into a game and then quitting the game.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Quote Originally Posted by TaylorSwift View Post
    Yes I have the latest steam installed and my steam looks like that.
    Try going into a game and then quitting the game.
    I did. On the exit menu, it says quit to start screen (not metro start screen) or quit game and exit (to desktop control panel) ... both do not affect the metro start screen. Only 1 game installed so far.
    Did the steam manager ever work properly? (not affect the metro start screen)

    This could help.
    Download and Install DirectX9 End User Runtime | Install DirectX, DX9 from Official Microsoft Download Center

    Could you post a screenshot of the start screen with a few tiles pinned and the start screen customizer disabled or uninstalled to try and replicate the issue with the default settings with a few pinned tiles?

    it has nothing to do with the Start Screen wallpaper changer because it was doing this before I even used the start screen customizer.
    I know. Perhaps, you could try Decor8, and see if the problem persists.
    Last edited by mdmd; 28 Apr 2013 at 07:50.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    If you are using a tablet, you might want a full size start screen, if you are using a desktop, clearly a full size start screen is awful.

    In Ubuntu you can resize the Dash (MS call it the start screen ) to be right for the device you are using.

    MS have chosen to force it full screen on everyone.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8


    Click image for larger version
    Here is it with all the customisations off.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    ... thanks for that screenshot ...
    Wow, that is quite unique. ok. Well, ... a few more suggestions.
    I have seen some odd behavior on the start screen using the Windows Start Screen Customizer by Deviantart. (still in beta)

    I would test drive Decor8 to see if that helps.
    Otherwise, it might be necessary to try and figure out when the problem first occurred.
    Here are 3 other options.

    SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8

    Refresh Windows 8

    Reset Windows 8
    Last edited by mdmd; 28 Apr 2013 at 15:20. Reason: thanks
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  6. #16


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8


    I'd rather live with it than have to refresh and lose everything tbh
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