What's new

8.1 and row tiles issue, only in SP or 8.1 in general?

bangsters

Member
Hey. Ok so the 8.1 is supposed to be RTM this Aug. There have been patches/updates rolling constantly. However, one issue that has not been fixed as of yet is the row tiles setting not sticking. I'm referring to the 6 row tiles in the SP, by setting in display more settings to smaller. When the SP goes to sleep and then wakes up, the setting reverts back to default, thus making the 6 row tiles back to 4 row tiles.

Is this issue in the Surface Pro only? Or is this a general 8.1 preview issue that also happens on other devices with hires screen?
 

tonyz3

New Member
have you tried swipt to charms, under settings top rt corner of screen, tiles , add rows that way. Mine seem to stick to the added rows coming out of sleep.
 
OP
B

bangsters

Member
have you tried swipt to charms, under settings top rt corner of screen, tiles , add rows that way. Mine seem to stick to the added rows coming out of sleep.
yes but that only changes the screen from 3 rows to 4. To change it from 4 rows to 6 rows, you need to go to display settings and make the display smaller instead of default.
 

tonyz3

New Member
I adj in both places and mine stick coming out of sleep as well as shut down. I just wanted to make sure you are setting the tiles from charms also. WEIRD
 
OP
B

bangsters

Member
hmm.... so you have 6 rows and it doesn't revert to 4 after the SP wakes up? hmm.... i already tried reinstalling. I also tried installing from an msdn downloaded 8.1, but both of them screw up the tiles after sleep. :(

can anyone else confirm having the same issue on 6 rows tiles?
 

ArnoldC

New Member
What you're doing is that you change the resolution of your primary display (the built-in LCD), use "Show More Tiles" to show 6 rows, but upon waking up from Sleep, reverts back to the original resolution, hence 4 tile rows.

What is the resolution of the screen on wake up?
 
OP
B

bangsters

Member
actually the resolution hasn't been changed, it's still at 1920x1080. The Show More Tiles option brings the tile row from 3 to 4 rows. Then if you go to Display settings, more settings (where it says "Change the size of apps on the displays that can support it") and change it from Default to Smaller. That makes the row tile from 4 to 6 rows.

However, when the SP goes to sleep, the last setting goes back to Default so the rows also go back to 4 row tiles.

If you reboot the SP, it goes back to 6 rows, until again when it goes to sleep where it goes to 4 rows upon waking up.
 

tonyz3

New Member
you know my bad I generally shut down completely and have my SP to not sleep while plugged in during the day when I am using it in DT mode. But after checking it out and letting it go to sleep -- the tiles still stick. I did have two diff results--- When it slept for more than 5 mins it came out of sleep with no issues for me-(6 rows of tiles) but when it went to sleep and I rushed it back on the tiles went to default ( so that must have something to do with it). After it defaulted I shut it down for a while and when I turned it back on the 6 rows were there again...interesting.
 
OP
B

bangsters

Member
ok thanks!!! at least i know it's not only my SP lol...

hopefully MS gets a patch out for this soon. this is the only major issue i see on the evaluation build, and other than this it works fine for me as a production machine
 

tonyz3

New Member
yeah I set my SP to dual boot the 8.0 and 8.1 but I have only been using 8.1 as my daily work machine.
 

BunLengthHotDog

New Member
This is happening with me as well, regardless of what happens (sleep, manual power button press for sleep etc), my Surface Pro always wakes back up with 3 rows. I am using the "show more tiles" option for the time being. I want my 6 rows back
 
Search tags for this page
3 rows tiles windows 8.1

4 rows of tiles surface 8.1

6 rows of tiles on windows 8.1 surface pro 2
change row count in windows 8.1

sourface pro

surface pro 8.1 4 rows

tile rows windows 8.1
when windows 8.1 comes out of sleep the tiles are smaller

windows 8.1 4 row tiles

windows 8.1 tile row

Members online

Top