Adding a 4th row of Windows 8 Start Screen tiles to any 1366x768 display (i.e. a Surface RT or standard notebook...)
What you need to do is:
- Open the Registry via the desktop using REGEDIT.EXE
- Create the following key[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\
- Create the following String value in this key:
Don’t fully know all the side effects of this change, other than the keyboard getting a bit smaller and the fonts looking a little less sharp. You can however roll back the changes by removing the Scaling key.
I've seen this tweak republished in a number of spots this past week and thought, "Hey, I wonder if this will work on my notebook? A 11x Alienware?"
Yep, is sure did! Here's a snap of my start screen...
BTW, the MonitorSize is a REG_SZ (i.e. a "string value")
Having that extra row is nice, real nice when running on a non-touchscreen device... Remember though, that your mileage may vary and that there might be a very good reason this isn't the default setting...
For background on this, check out where Kurt gathered this information/tweak from, Windows 8 Release Preview user interface is small on a MacBook Pro with Retina display