Building on the paradigm first introduced in Windows 8, both the Start Menu from Windows 10 and the Start screen from Windows 10 Mobile, rely on using tiles to make it easy for us to access apps. Live tiles are also a very good means for offering quick bits of information from the apps that we are using. By default, the Start Menu from Windows shows tiles in groups that are as wide as 3 medium sized tiles. But, if you want more tiles, you can resize tiles groups to fit 4 medium sized tile columns. You can do the same in Windows 10 Mobile, if you have a smartphone with a large screen resolution and you want more tiles to fit on the screen. Here’s how to show more tiles on the Start Menu from Windows 10, and on the Start screen from Windows 10 Mobile:
How to show more tiles on the Start Menu from Windows 10
The first thing you should do is open the Settings app. There are many ways to do it, and you will find t hem all here: 9 Ways to open the Settings app in Windows 10. But, if you are in a hurry, know that a fast way to open the Settings app is to click or tap on its shortcut from the Start Menu.
In the Settings app, click or tap the Personalization section.
On the left side of the window, select Start.
Finally, on the right side of the window, enable the switch for “Show more tiles”.
The next time you open the Start Menu , it will display tiles in groups as wide as 4 medium sized columns. Here’s a comparison that may explain thing even better:
Pretty neat, isn’t it?
How to show more tiles on the Start screen from Windows 10 Mobile
In Windows 10 Mobile, the Start screen is usually as wide as two columns of medium sized tiles. But, if you want to fit more tiles on a row, you can set Windows 10 Mobile to show an additional column. Here’s for instance what the Start screen looks like by default on a Nokia Lumia 930 smartphone with Windows 10 Mobile.
To make the Start screen show more tiles, first open your smartphone's Settings. A quick way to do that is to tap on its shortcut from the Apps list.
In the Settings app, tap on Personalization.
In the Personalization section, tap on Start.
Finally, in the Start settings, scroll to the bottom and set to On the “Show more tiles” switch.
When you go back to the Start screen, you’ll see a third, additional column of tiles displayed. All it remains for you to do is fill it with your favorite tiles. If you’re curious, here’s a comparison of what the Start screen looks like on our Nokia Lumia 930, by default and with the “Show more tiles” option enabled.
Increasing the number of tiles that you can pin on your Start Menu in Windows 10, or the number of tiles displayed on your smartphone’s Start screen with Windows 10 Mobile, is both easy and useful. If you have a screen with a large resolution on your computer, or on your smartphone, this can prove to be a good way to increase your productivity. If you have any questions or feedback about this feature, let us know using the comments below.