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Cannot change number of rows in Start Screen.... :((


farzadmf

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#1
Hi everybody,
My laptop's monitor's resolution is 1920x1080, but number of rows in Start Screen is 5, but I wanted to increase it to 6. I searched the forum and found the tutorial which mentioned creating (or changing) Layout_MaximumRowCount in the registry, but it has no effect at all.... (NB. I have tried signing out and back in, and even restarting the computer)

There are two other options in the registry:
Layout_AvailableHeightCells
Layout_MaximumAvailableHeightCells
which are set to 5. I change them to 6, but after I sign out and sign in, they automatically revert to 5......


Can somebody help me please???
 

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#2

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farzadmf

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#3
Hello Farzadmf, and welcome to Eight Forums.

What does it tell you is the max you can use when using OPTION TWO?
You might see if you may be able to adjust your Start screen's DPI scaling size to see if it will allow you to set 6 rows afterwards.
Hope this helps some for now, :)
Shawn
Hi and thank you for your answer, but it's driving me crazy!!!

I've tried everything and the number of rows is STICKING to 5!!! The interesting fact is that I have a virtual machine running the same Windows 8 and when I go to full screen on that virtual machine, I have 7 rows, but in my own Windows, I have only 5 rows!!!! Do you know any other solution???
 

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#4
What did you set for the Start screen DPI scaling?

You might try experimenting with different screen sizes to see if you may find one that may allow you to use 6 rows.
 

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    64-bit Windows 10
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    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
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    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    Logitech wireless K800
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farzadmf

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#5
What did you set for the Start screen DPI scaling?

You might try experimenting with different screen sizes to see if you may find one that may allow you to use 6 rows.
I tried 16 & 18.4, but none of them worked. (I think I tried 17 too). Do you have any other ideas?
 

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#6
I'm afraid not. :(
 

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    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
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    Thermaltake Core P3
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    Logitech wireless K800
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    Logitech MX Master
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    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
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    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

farzadmf

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#7

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farzadmf

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#9
you changed the "show more tiles" options to yes?

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I don't know why, but my computer doesn't have that option! Also, another interesting thing is that when I run the VB script that changes the number of rows, it shows that: "for your computer.... minimum: 1... maximum: 5". I'm really confused why on a full HD display, the maximum number of rows should be 5..... :((((
 

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dirtyvu

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#10
try this to force the option to show... first make your screen vertical or portrait. then bring up the start screen, then settings, then tiles. once you enable the option, then switch your orientation back to landscape/horizontal.
 

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farzadmf

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#11
try this to force the option to show... first make your screen vertical or portrait. then bring up the start screen, then settings, then tiles. once you enable the option, then switch your orientation back to landscape/horizontal.
I tried that: when I rotate the screen, I have 6 rows and have that option, but when I go back to normal, I no longer have that option, and the number of rows is reduced back to 5......!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Sager NP9150
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 3720
    Memory
    24 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GeForce 675MX
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox
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    Norton Internet Security

farzadmf

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#13
is your display set to 100%? or 125% or 150%?
It's set to 100% (after installing Windows, it was set to 125%, but I changed it to 100%)...
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Sager NP9150
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 3720
    Memory
    24 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GeForce 675MX
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton Internet Security