(MOD) how to add more rows of tiles on surface

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tamarasu

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Dec 13, 2009
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guys and gals,


I have been searching for multiple days on a way to increase the number of rows that surface supports for metro apps. see below for the reg tweak:

1. open notepad
2. post following line:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00




[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Scaling]

"MonitorSize"="12.1"

3. save as a .reg file
4. import into regedit
5. restart surface
6. enabled will be 4 rows and 9 rows in portrait when you go: settings: tiles: show more tiles



hope you all enjoy


edit: changed to 12.1 as you still get the 4 rows but the keyboard is bigger. any input is appreciated.
 
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tamarasu

Member
Dec 13, 2009
23
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You must do the following to get 9 tiles in portrait mode.
Hold surface in portrait mode
Swipe for charms
Select settings charm
Select tiles
Turn on option for show more tiles. This option only appears in portrait mode.



I don't have the option to enable more tiles..
 

wardo5757

Senior Member
Mar 29, 2010
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You must do the following to get 9 tiles in portrait mode.
Hold surface in portrait mode
Swipe for charms
Select settings charm
Select tiles
Turn on option for show more tiles. This option only appears in portrait mode.

Yep, that was it! Thanks!

---------- Post added at 09:57 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:56 PM ----------

Works great, I like it!
 

dagrim1

Senior Member
Sep 1, 2008
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This actually also works on Windows8 x64 (in my case with my asus x202e laptop... A 11.6" laptop at 1366x768 but now with 4 rows instead of 3, awesome! Cheers :)
 

THEBIG360

Senior Member
Jan 10, 2009
79
5
It will not work for me??

I just pasted the texted as shown in the OP and then imported to registry. However I only get 7 and 3 tiles. Am I doing something wrong.
 
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UBNAS81

Senior Member
Jul 11, 2012
81
12
I have the option in portrait mode, but landscape is still 3 tiles, and no option to add tiles. Any suggestions?

Also, I opened regedit, and inported the file - where did it go, how do I find it to delete it if I wanted to.

THANKS
 

illidanx

Member
Jan 3, 2013
32
12
I have the option in portrait mode, but landscape is still 3 tiles, and no option to add tiles. Any suggestions?

Also, I opened regedit, and inported the file - where did it go, how do I find it to delete it if I wanted to.

THANKS
Well, it goes to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\Scaling". Just expand the tree nodes accordingly until you find it.
 

baritoneguy

Senior Member
Aug 11, 2011
56
1
guys and gals,


I have been searching for multiple days on a way to increase the number of rows that surface supports for metro apps. see below for the reg tweak:

1. open notepad
2. post following line:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00




[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Scaling]

"MonitorSize"="12.1"

3. save as a .reg file
4. import into regedit
5. restart surface
6. enabled will be 4 rows and 9 rows in portrait when you go: settings: tiles: show more tiles



hope you all enjoy


edit: changed to 12.1 as you still get the 4 rows but the keyboard is bigger. any input is appreciated.

Thanks very much for this. It works great. Much appreciated.
 

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    guys and gals,


    I have been searching for multiple days on a way to increase the number of rows that surface supports for metro apps. see below for the reg tweak:

    1. open notepad
    2. post following line:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00




    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Scaling]

    "MonitorSize"="12.1"

    3. save as a .reg file
    4. import into regedit
    5. restart surface
    6. enabled will be 4 rows and 9 rows in portrait when you go: settings: tiles: show more tiles



    hope you all enjoy


    edit: changed to 12.1 as you still get the 4 rows but the keyboard is bigger. any input is appreciated.
    2
    Worked perfectly, thanks! Even made the keyboard smaller & desktop. Makes it seem like a higher resolution screen :)

    Full size: http://i.imgur.com/EVF6l.png
    1
    this is just round 1 in the tweak. researching keyboard size now....



    It also shrinks the virtual keyboard down to an unusable size.
    1
    posted a slight change that should help. tested it on mine and the keyboard is more usable
    1
    yes to revert simply delete the entry.




    Do we just delete this entry to revert?
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