- 10-30-2012, 08:02 PM #1
I was having trouble getting my Surface to recognize my Touch Cover so I rebooted. When it came back up I had four rows of tiles on my Start screen. (See pic)
I'm 99% sure there is no setting for this and it's controlled by the OS based on screen resolution. Am I crazy?
Unfortunately, I rebooted again and the fourth row went away :( I think I would actually like having four rows.
Anyone else seen anything link this?
- 10-30-2012, 08:07 PM #2
Yes, I restarted mine yesterday and it did the exact samething!! Also, I restarted it again and the 4th row went away. I then went looking for a setting or something to make it this way but couldn't. Be nice to make it that way permanently!
- 10-30-2012, 08:10 PM #3
Registry editor hack
Right click in the main window, select New, and create a new DWORD (32-bit) Value. Now, rename it to Layout_MaximumRowCount. and then open the key to set the custom maximum number of rows. You can restart or log off your computer to implement the changes. On a monitor with 1920 x 1080 resolution, you can get up to 6 rows of tiles on the Start Screen.
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- 10-30-2012, 08:24 PM #6
- 11-01-2012, 03:59 PM #13
I guess its an option still in the OS but locked out to users with lower resolutions...but I guess a bug sometimes that still changes the amount.
Interesting...btw, did anyone else have a Windows RT update today? I did but have no idea what the update was for.
- 11-02-2012, 10:02 PM #14
11-25-2012, 12:25 PM #15
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Last week, I discovered how to get four rows of tiles on a Surface. Unfortunately it is only temporary, but it is interesting nonetheless. I do wish there was a way to permanently set four rows as the default.
Here's a link to my post: How to get four rows of tiles on your Surface RT « JG's Tech Thoughts
01-05-2013, 09:11 PM #17
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.reg begin -->
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
Reboot after adding the reg value.
One more thing - after doing this, flip to portrait mode, swipe Settings -> Tiles -> "Show more tiles" to enable a total of 9 rows in portrait.
Note that this only affects the modern ui; and, only scales to the minimum permittable font scaling for the actual resolution.
Last edited by dev_sec; 01-05-2013 at 09:31 PM.
- 01-29-2013, 08:55 PM #25
I turned my Surface on today and I have 4 tile rows. I didn't do this mod. ???My apps are on JMTK Application Development
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