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Metro tiles suddenly huge, only 2 rows, should be smaller and 5 rows

  1. #1


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

    Metro tiles suddenly huge, only 2 rows, should be smaller and 5 rows


    Weird and annoying.

    Suddenly after a reboot my 5 row layout of Metro screen was changed. Tiles are now huge, Metro only showing two rows:

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    This on laptop's 1600 * 900 display. If I set my external 1920 * 1080 display as primary, it shows the same huge ties in 3 rows:

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    Register value in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell\Grid is 5 as it should be.

    Any ideas on how to get my 5 row layout back?

    Kari

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Kari,

    It looks like you may have turned on the Make everything on your screen bigger option under Ease of Access in PC settings. Turning it off should restore things back to normal.

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html
    Last edited by Brink; 09 Jun 2012 at 15:24. Reason: added new tutorial link
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  3. #3


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center




    Yeah. That was it. Thanks, Shawn. Can't understand how that had happened but got it sorted with a few clicks, thanks for your advice.

    Kari
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    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome Kari.
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