In our last post we saw, how to change the number of App Tile Rows on Windows 8 Start Screen using PowerShell. Sure, while you can always do so easily using the Registry Editor, we are discussing these options, just to give you an idea of the different ways these things can be done.
Use VBScript to change Number Of App Row Tiles
Now we will see how to use VBS to change the number of App Tile rows on the Start screen.
First, download the ChangeNumberOfAppsTileRows (VBScript) zip file from Microsoft and extract the contents. After extracting, you can see the VBS file ChangeNumberOfAppsTileRows.vbs. Just run this script file by double-clicking it.
Enter the number you want to change the number of rows to. I have entered as 5, so I’ll be changing it back to 5 from 3. Press OK.
When the script finishes running, it will display a window with brief information about the result. And then it’ll ask you to log off to take effect, so log off by clicking on Yes. After sign-in back, you can see that the Start Screen has 5 rows of App Tiles.
So as you can see VBS is also simple to use. So give it a try! For codes and other details, please check the TechNet script link mentioned above.
Also please note this method may not work for Tablets with a screen smaller than 12 inches or so, depending on the maximum resolution of the screen. You may have to use the Registry Editor Tweak method.
Hope this helps!
Thanks, Vasudev Gurumurthy, MVP.