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Odd 'Desktop' tile on start screen

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    Odd 'Desktop' tile on start screen


    I see on my friends laptops that they have all four resizing choices available on their Desktop tile in the start menu. I don't know why but I do not have the large option available, as you can see in the picture attached. I'd like to have it like the tile next to it.

    I'm running 8.1. Any ideas?
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    Hi There. Try this:

    Fix Store Apps and Tiles that are Not Working or Responding in Windows 8 and 8.1

    Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8
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    Central IL
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    Are they running 8.1.1 with a third party tool like Stardocks ModernMix & Start8, or Classic Shell. There is another third party tool that people use for making Windows 8 work better and also give you back the Windows 7 feel, but with the Windows 8 components still available.
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    Windows 8.1.2 32 & 64


    Quote Originally Posted by donnyboy9 View Post
    I see on my friends laptops that they have all four resizing choices available on their Desktop tile in the start menu. I don't know why but I do not have the large option available, as you can see in the picture attached. I'd like to have it like the tile next to it.

    I'm running 8.1. Any ideas?
    It seems that the options available to the system for resizing the tiles is determined by your screen size and resolution of the computer.
    I have it available to me to in 4 choices on my 15.6" Acer Laptop and 21.5" iMac Running Boot Camp Windows 8.1.1 but not on my ASUS ME400C which is 10.1"
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    Quote Originally Posted by izzyb View Post
    It seems that the options available to the system for resizing the tiles is determined by your screen size and resolution of the computer.
    I have it available to me to in 4 choices on my 15.6" Acer Laptop and 21.5" iMac Running Boot Camp Windows 8.1.1 but not on my ASUS ME400C which is 10.1"
    After doing some research I found this to be the #1 answer. One rep and 10K internet points for you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by izzyb View Post
    It seems that the options available to the system for resizing the tiles is determined by your screen size and resolution of the computer.
    I have it available to me to in 4 choices on my 15.6" Acer Laptop and 21.5" iMac Running Boot Camp Windows 8.1.1 but not on my ASUS ME400C which is 10.1"
    After doing some research I found this to be the #1 answer. One rep and 10K internet points for you!

    Thank you for the Comment Reply and the My very First Reputation Posting
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    You're welcome. May you get many more.
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    N. Calif
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    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    Hmmm... On my system, when I select Resize for some tiles I'm given 4 choices while others give 2 or 3 so it seems it depends on which tile you're wanting to resize.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by izzyb View Post
    It seems that the options available to the system for resizing the tiles is determined by your screen size and resolution of the computer.
    I have it available to me to in 4 choices on my 15.6" Acer Laptop and 21.5" iMac Running Boot Camp Windows 8.1.1 but not on my ASUS ME400C which is 10.1"
    After doing some research I found this to be the #1 answer. One rep and 10K internet points for you!
    Well hold on, obviously I am able to resize other apps to the largest possible size, just check the initial image, so this is an easy answer to a more complicated problem. There is something wrong with this Desktop tile itself. I know that where I saw the desktop tile in large format had lower screen resolution than on my laptop, with about the same screen size.

    Any other ideas?
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    Windows 8.1.2 32 & 64


    Quote Originally Posted by donnyboy9 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by izzyb View Post
    It seems that the options available to the system for resizing the tiles is determined by your screen size and resolution of the computer.
    I have it available to me to in 4 choices on my 15.6" Acer Laptop and 21.5" iMac Running Boot Camp Windows 8.1.1 but not on my ASUS ME400C which is 10.1"
    After doing some research I found this to be the #1 answer. One rep and 10K internet points for you!
    Well hold on, obviously I am able to resize other apps to the largest possible size, just check the initial image, so this is an easy answer to a more complicated problem. There is something wrong with this Desktop tile itself. I know that where I saw the desktop tile in large format had lower screen resolution than on my laptop, with about the same screen size.

    Any other ideas?
    I just realized that the Tile must also support the Live Function Option. You might want to check that
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