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[Windows 8] How to add (or remove) rows of icons on Start screen

Start screen in Windows 8 [1] is not only the brand new thing to focus on touch users, but it also confuses tradition users who use Windows with mouse and keyboard. However, it is the place that provides tons of information from everywhere by everyone at every time by using Live Tiles. On Start screen, tiles are arranged in rows and column; the number of rows is often determined automatically by your screen resolution. Otherwise, by default, Windows 8 often doesn’t arrange the tiles into the maximum number of row. Therefore, in this article, I will show you how to add/remove rows to show more or less tiles in your Start screen.

HOW TO ADD/REMOVE ROWS ON START SCREEN

As I mentioned above, the rows on Start screen are determined by your screen resolution. In a simple understanding, the higher your vertical resolution, the more tile rows you have. Below is the table about maximum, minimum, and default rows for different screen resolutions.

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To change the number of rows on Start screen, you have to edit Registry. This is a very important thing to Windows, so that you should backup your Registry before doing this or your device may work incorrectly.

After backing up the Registry, you should follow these steps.

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CONCLUSION

Enjoy!

[the screen resolution table via WindowsEightForums [4]]