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    Ok, the original thread is here (for the RT): (MOD) how to add more rows of tiles on surface - xda-developers

    I took this and tried the settings and nothing happened, so I kept messing with the settings. I wanted 4 rows, but was unable to do that, so I ended up with 5, still VERY HAPPY with that.

    Here is the change:

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Scaling] - Scaling most likely will not exist, so create the key

    "MonitorSize"="13.1" - String value that you will have to create

    Reboot

    You can also put this in a text file and save it as a .REG and it will import.

    To revert, remove key and reboot.

    Hope this helps! :D
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    You'll again want to keep in mind though that this will affect the onscreen keyboard size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhoff80 View Post
    You'll again want to keep in mind though that this will affect the onscreen keyboard size.
    True, however, with this adjustment, the onscreen keyboard is still more than useable. Thanks for pointing that out! :D
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    Would you happen to have a screenshot showing the keyboard size difference? I'm interested in trying this but don't like playing with the registry unless I "really" know I want to have the change :)
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    If you've upgraded to 8.1, you can get 5 or even 6 rows quite easily, without changing the registry. Under pc settings, you can change display settings to smaller, which will give you 5 rows. While on the start screen bring up the settings from the charms bar and choose tiles at the top, there's a switch for show more tiles, which adds an extra row. Only downside for some might be that all text and tiles are a little smaller, but for me it's still more than comfortable to read and use.
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