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How to change number of rows in win 8.1 start screen


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Hello
I am using Win 8.1 x64.
Can anyone please tell me how to change number of rows on it? I want 3 rows in centre of screen.
I did see some tutorials but they said "Only for windows 8". So please guide me through this.
 

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I'm not aware of any other options for 8.1. :(
 

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I want 3 rows in centre of screen.
but My resolution is 1920x1080 ... So no other option? Really wanted to customize it :/
Hello Jaskaran. You asked about setting to 3 rows in the center.

I use 1920 x 1080 and 3 rows.

The provided links are great! They have lots of info and tweaks.
I always use 3 rows but have become a fan of HUGE tiles - 2 in the center.
There are an unlimited number of ways to customize the start screen.

If you look at the bottom of the tutorial page (Related Tutorials)
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorial...etro-apps-change-number-rows-windows-8-a.html
there is a long list of possibilities.

My preference @ 1920 x 1080 for my 37" HDTV is to set the display to LARGER and work from there.
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/28310-dpi-scaling-size-change-displays-windows-8-1-a.html


d1a.jpg

3 rows and 2 HUGE (this way requires 1 HUGE tile, just my preference)

ss3.jpg

in 8.1.1 - right click a start screen tile and resize to Large

rc1.jpg

Good Luck!
 

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