I have a laptop + external screen multi-mon setup running windows 8.
- The laptop has a 15.4 Inch 1920*1080 Screen (Smaller Physical / Higher Pixel Density)
- The Monitor has a 22 Inch 1680*1050 Screen (Larger Physical / Lower Pixel Density)
When I open the start-screen in the laptop, it only shows 5 tile icons high whereas when I open the start-screen on the monitor, it shows 6 tile icons on the vertical. This is extremely counter intuitive to me. As you can see in the screen cap below, it appears that the OS realises something about the physical dimensions or pixel density of the screen as well as the pixel ratio and scales the tiles based on that. (Showing more information on the screen with less vertical pixels)
However I can't find any documentation online on this behavior. Anything I've found just refers to pixel ratio. Can anyone share any definitive info on this behavior?