Win8.1 - make tiles larger (on 27" monitor)

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  1. S_SubZero

    S_SubZero MDL Junior Member

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    On a 2560x1440 display, the tiles are *tiny*. Is there a way to adjust the tile scale to be like Win8?
     
  2. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    Right click them and choose the Resize option at the bottom.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  3. S_SubZero

    S_SubZero MDL Junior Member

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    I mean the size of the tiles relative to the resolution is way different than Win8.
     
  4. Enigma256

    Enigma256 MDL Senior Member

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    #4 Enigma256, Sep 5, 2013
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 20, 2017
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Scaling]
    "MonitorSize"="15.6"
    Windows gets the DPI from the screen resolution and the physical size that the monitor reports (if the monitor reports one; not all do). You can override the monitor's physical size to force Windows into using a different DPI for Metro.

    The example above will make Windows think that your 2560x1440 display is only 15.6 inches in size. That might make things too big, though. Play around with it until you find something that you like. You will have to log off and log back on for the changes to take effect.

    Note that this only affects Metro scaling. Desktop scaling is controlled differently.