Change row number on Metro Desktop in Windows 8

Change_row_number_metro_desktop_windows8_preview_image_thumb.jpg 1In this tutorial we’ll explain how to change the number of rows on the Metro desktop in Windows 8.


Default Row Number Is Set According To Your Screen Resolution

The Metro Desktop contains beautifully arranged metro icon tiles for better user experience. The number of icon rows, by default is according to the screen resolution. To adjust it manually, perform the following steps.

Increasing Rows

The Metro Desktop contains beautifully arranged metro icon tiles for better user experience. The number of icon rows, by default is according to the screen resolution. To adjust it manually, perform the following steps.

1. Step In the Metro Start Menu, click on the lower left corner. The Start menu pops up. Click on Search.

metro search

2. Step In the Apps Search Box, type regedit and press enter.

regedit

3. Step The Registry Editor opens. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\
ImmersiveShell\Grid
.

registry editor

4. Step Here you need to create a new variable. Right click anywhere in the window and select New –> DWORD (32-bit) Value. Name it Layout_MaximumRowCount.

Layout_MaximumRowCount Variable

5. Step Set its desired value between 0 – 5. We, for example, entered 3. Now, logoff for the changes to take effect.

Layout_MaximumRowCount Variable

The number of rows in metro desktop are by default adjusted for a convienient touch experience on Windows 8 tablet PCs. If you increase the screen resolution, the rows are adjusted automatically.

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