Ever wanted more than three rows on your Surface RT? Four Tile Rows Surface RT has been a way to do it, although it resets to default as soon as you turn your screen off. Not perfect, seeing as it’s only a very temporary solution for this dilemma. Thankfully a permanent solution has been created.
User, tamarasu, over at XDA Forums has found a solution, and it works. I am writing this currently on a Surface RT that has four rows, and it makes my start screen much easier to use. Here’s how you can do it too:
- open notepad
- post following line:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Scaling]
- save as a .reg file
- import into regedit
- restart surface
- enabled will be 4 rows and 9 rows in portrait when you go: settings: tiles: show more tiles
Alternatively you can download this .reg file and run it, followed by a quick reboot of your Surface RT. Also, this will make your on-screen keyboard slightly smaller, but it is just as usable. If you ever want to restore your 3 rows you just need to go in and delete the registry key from regedit. I assume this will work on any Windows RT device, but I haven’t tried it yet. Hit up the source link for all the original instructions.
[via XDA Forums]