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With the Windows 10 preview build 10547 for fast ring Windows Insiders, Microsoft now allows you to add more tiles in a Start menu/Start screen group. In the prior version, it only supports 3 columns of medium sized tiles but with this build 4 columns of medium sized tiles is possible.


Continue reading this post to learn out more on this topic as well as to know the way to change the settings and allow more no. of tiles in a Start group.



Are you a fast ring Windows Insiders? Then you might already got the update notification to install build 10547. There are a set of improvements, bug fixes and known issues in this build. Do check out this post “Windows 10 preview build 10547 released to Windows Insiders” to know more details.


The default tile groups on Start is to have 3 columns of medium sized tiles in prior versions of Windows 10. Microsoft now added the ability to have a 4th column as well, so now you can have two wide or large sized tiles side by side in a group.


To change the settings to allow more no. of tiles in a start group, open the settings app from the Start or just press the keyboard shortcut “Win + i”. Then click the “Personalization” icon to navigate to the same screen.


Windows 10 - Settings - Personalization (


In the personalization settings page, click the navigational menu item named “Start”, which you can find in the left navigation panel as shown below. At the right panel, it will show you a preview of your Start menu. By default, it will show three columns of medium sized tiles. Just below it, you will find a toggle switch labeled “Show more tiles”. It is by default set to “OFF”. Click to turn it ON.


Show more tiles on Windows 10 Start Screen Group (


Once you turn ON the settings to allow more tiles in the Start menu/screen group, you will see an additional column of medium sized tile added in the preview screen. Now you will be able to add more tiles in your start group as it now accepts additional column.


Start Screen Group with additional column (


With this build, Microsoft also allowing to accept additional tiles in Start Screen/Start Menu. Instead of 512 tiles in Start, it now accepts 2048 tiles. Please do remember that, this post was composed referring preview build 10547 and hence in the final build, this might change.


Don’t just stop here! There are plenty of blog posts available on Windows 10 and you might want to read those. I have a couple of blog posts on this series as Windows 10 Tips and Tricks, which you can read from here:


Click here to read Windows 10 Tips & Tricks (


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