Change the Number of Apps Rows in Windows 8 Metro Start Screen



This will show you how to increase or reduce the number of default Apps rows that are displayed on your Metro Start screen in Windows 8.
By default, Windows 8 automatically detects what your current screen resolution is, and then automatically sets how many rows will be for the apps and other pinned items on the Metro Start screen based on the screen resolution size. This is usually only 3 to 5 rows by default.

For example: If you have a 1920 x 1080 screen resolution, then you would have 5 rows by default. You could either reduce the number of rows to a minimum of 1 row, or increase it up to a maximum of 6 rows for this screen resolution size.

The table below will give you the default and maximum number of apps rows you can set for these screen resolutions. All screen resolutions can only have a minimum of 1 apps row. If you have a higher screen resolution than 1920 x 1080, then you might be able to go above 6 rows, but it has not been tested.
 
Screen Resolution
Default
Max
Min
800 x 600
3
3
1
1024 x 768
4
4
1
1152 x 864
5
5
1
1280 x 720
4
4
1
1280 x 960
5
6
1
1280 x 1024
5
6
1
1440 x 900
5
5
1
1600 x 900
5
5
1
1900 x 1080
5
6
1

Apps Rows Set from 5 to 6 on Metro Start Screen



OPTION ONE
To Increase or Decrease Number of Apps Rows on Metro Start Screen
1. Press the Windows+R keys to open the Run dialog box.
2. In Run, type regedit and press Enter or click on OK. (see screenshot below)

 3. If prompted by UAC, then click on Yes.
4. In regedit, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)
Code:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell\Grid

 5. In the right pane of Grid, double click on Layout_MaximumRowCount. (see screenshot above)
NOTE: If you do not have the DWORD Layout_MaximumRowCount, then right click on a empty space in the right pane of Grid, click on New and DWORD (32-bit) Value, then type Layout_MaximumRowCount and press Enter.

6. Type in how many rows you want, and click on OK. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: See note box at top of tu


7. Close regedit.
8. Log off and log on to apply.


2 Responses to “Change the Number of Apps Rows in Windows 8 Metro Start Screen”

Hardiansyah Taher a dit…
2 mars 2012 10:09

done but the value never can be saved. help


elhassan boutahar a dit…
2 mars 2012 11:48

 try this tutorials on safe mode..and be sure to check Hexadecimal


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