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How do I change maximum number of rows in Start screen?


vali20

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Hello,
Recently I have upgraded my notebook from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 8 Pro and then to Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center. I noticed that the Start screen in Windows 8.1 shows on my laptop's 1366x768 display 4 rows of tiles on the Start screen.
However, at home, I usually attach an HDMI cable to my laptop and work on FullHD 1920x1080 display. Now the thing is that the Start screen displays 6 rows of tiles by default. I tried changing the Layout_MaximumRowCount DWORD value in the registry to 4, but unfortunately my Start screen still displays 4 rows of tiles no matter what I try.
So, does anyone have an idea how can I make the Start screen show only 4 tiles instead of 6 on FullHD? The reason I am asking for this is because I got accustomed to how the Start screen looked on my laptop's screen and it is very hard to memorize another layout just for when I work at home.
P.S. I also used the tutorial to enlarge things in the Modern environment, and it showed 4 tiles instead of 6, but Modern applications looked too big for me. I just want fewer rows on the Start screen, not bigger rows...
Thanks in advance.
 

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Hello Vali, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Unfortunately, that option no longer works in Windows 8.1 since it's directly tied to the screen resolution now.

Currently the only thing that may help is OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to turn off Show more tiles.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2690-start-screen-metro-apps-change-number-rows-windows-8-a.html

AND/OR

To turn on Make everything on your screen bigger to also reduce how many tiles can display.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/6894-make-everything-your-screen-bigger-turn-off.html

Hope this helps, :)
Shawn
 

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vali20

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OK, thank you, so my only option is the "Make everything on your screen bigger" as OPTION 1 does not work for me unfortunately... BTW, do you know if there is any registry key which gets changed when I use the Larger option in PC settings - Display from the "Make everything on your screen bigger" tutorial? Maybe I can make a small app which would toggle that setting when I am at the Start screen and then for every other app revert it back...
 

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I haven't found the registry setting for that one yet, but still looking.
 

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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,
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My Computer

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  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    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
    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
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    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