Metro App Tiles' Size

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  1. aswerth

    aswerth MDL Novice

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    #1 aswerth, Sep 11, 2012
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    I have a Sony Vaio laptop with full hd resolution. (1920x1080)
    Metro app tiles were smaller before but it's bigger now. How can I make them small again? :confused:

    Before:
    Windows-8-Start-Screen.jpg

    After:
    Untitled.jpg

    PS: Both pictures taken in 1920x1080 resolution.
     

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  2. hbhb

    hbhb MDL Expert

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    Select - right click- look options down
     
  3. aswerth

    aswerth MDL Novice

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    I know that option, it's not what I am asking for. I've updated pictures to be more clear, can you look at pictures again? o_O
     
  4. phailyoor

    phailyoor MDL Junior Member

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    It's a change built into the OS. There will probably be no way to revert it.
     
  5. stelistcristi

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    I want this too. :p
     
  6. DM-moinmoin

    DM-moinmoin MDL Junior Member

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    @ night.fox
    On the top in the list you can see 1440 x 900 standard 5 tiles / max. 5 tiles
    may half of original? that would be great
    Yes, that would be great. :)
     
  7. aswerth

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  8. aswerth

    aswerth MDL Novice

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    #10 aswerth, Sep 12, 2012
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    I just noticed that if I change Layout_MaximumRowCount's value to lower than 5, it works. :confused:


    Edit: If I change screen resolution to 1680x1050, it supports 6 rows. But in 1920x1080 resolution, it supports max. 5 rows, interesting. :D
     
  9. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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    The tweak does not work in RTM so don't waste your time with it.

    The reason this happens is because it's scaling "smart" for touch.
    "Metro UI" scales depending on your screensize and resolution to always give you easy to hit touch points (even if you don't have a touchscreen to even touch anything :p)
     
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  10. aswerth

    aswerth MDL Novice

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    Actually it's working up to 5 rows in 1920x1080 resolution. :D
     
  11. Akko

    Akko MDL Junior Member

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    Is there any registry patch to make Metro accept 1024 x 600 ??
    It's common in many netbooks.
     
  12. aswerth

    aswerth MDL Novice

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    I figured out Intel's graphic driver causing this problem, thread can be closed. :rolleyes:
     
  13. hbhb

    hbhb MDL Expert

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    Are you using the latest? I remember an intel graphic update just few days ago in windows update, no issue
     
  14. aswerth

    aswerth MDL Novice

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    I've uninstalled Intel's driver from device manager, Windows Update shows no update for intel HD 3000. How am I going to install that?
     
  15. hbhb

    hbhb MDL Expert

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    Maybe it is one that doesnt apply to your unit. I assume you did do a reboot after uninstall. Correct?
     
  16. aswerth

    aswerth MDL Novice

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    Yes, I rebooted. I just noticed that it's reinstalling intel driver after reboot. :confused:
     
  17. hbhb

    hbhb MDL Expert

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    Check win update again good luck man and thxx for reporting back