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Windows 7: IE8 Desktop Icons Moving

12 Oct 2009   #1
cjrokke

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Retail Veraion
 
 
IE8 Desktop Icons Moving

Not sure if this is the right forum, but it is the only one I could find that seemed to be right.

Anyways, Every time I reboot my computer, my IE8 icons (regular and x64 edition) move down one space pushing anything below them already with them.

Any ideas on what is causing this/how I can fix it?

Thanks


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12 Oct 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cjrokke View Post
Not sure if this is the right forum, but it is the only one I could find that seemed to be right.

Anyways, Every time I reboot my computer, my IE8 icons (regular and x64 edition) move down one space pushing anything below them already with them.

Any ideas on what is causing this/how I can fix it?

Thanks
cjr

how about a screenshot and the specs of your computer?

thanks ken
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Oct 2009   #3
cjrokke

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Retail Veraion
 
 

My specs are
System Manufacturer/Model Number Me
OS Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Retail Veraion
CPU AMD Phenom x4 9950
Motherboard ASUS M2N32 SLI Deluxe Wifi Edition
Memory 6 GB Corsair
Graphics Card Nvidia GTX 260
Monitor(s) Displays Dual Acer x213w
PSU Thermaltake Toughpower 500 W
Case Thermaltake Kandalf w/ LCS
Cooling Liquified
Hard Drives Dual 1 TB Hitachi Internal Drives 750 GB Seagate External Drive

This is what it looks like before a reboot:
2.jpg

and after a reboot, it will look like this:
1.jpg

They will continue to move down and eventually get behind my gadgets if I dont fix them every time.


Attached Thumbnails
-1.jpg   -2.jpg  
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12 Oct 2009   #4
cjrokke

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Retail Veraion
 
 

Just a quick note, I rebooted again right now and tried moving the icons around and I noticed that they move while staying one above the other

Here is another before and after to show what I mean:
Before:
1.jpg
After:
2.jpg


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-1.jpg   -2.jpg  
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27 Oct 2009   #5
bandit

win 7
 
 
Picture

How can I concentrate on your problem with that picture? Please post the entire shot and any more
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13 Feb 2010   #6
DownJones

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

NICE WALLPAPER!

try to fix it this way.....
1. position your IE icons
2. right click on desktop > Personalize
3. when you see the theemes....click "save theme" below and give your theme a name

...thats it....now they should be as they are Actually the position is saved automatically, be sure that you are not logged in as "guest"
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13 Feb 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

To avoid this problem, I parked some of my shortcuts in Rocket Dock and others in Toolbars on the taskbar. Works a lot better and they do not get scrambled - plus I can sort them in any order I like. The added advantage is a clean and uncluttered desktop.

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14 Feb 2010   #8
TaraSWinTeam

Windows 7
 
 

You can customize your taskbar, find more out here: Change how buttons appear on the taskbar.

Cheers,
Tara
Windows Outreach Team
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14 Feb 2010   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TaraSWinTeam View Post
You can customize your taskbar, find more out here: Change how buttons appear on the taskbar.

Cheers,
Tara
Windows Outreach Team
Tara, this is all nice, but there is just too little space on the taskbar to do any of that. If you look at my desktop picture, I have about 50 items hidden behind those toolbars and another dozen are in the hidden Rocket Dock. How do you figure I fit those on the taskbar.
In Vista, I keep most of those in Quick Launch and in an application launcher in the sidebar plus I have the toolbar on top of my screen that I create by pushing a folder with shortcuts to the top. But since you put away with Quick Launch, the sidebar and the ability to make a toolbar (dock) on the top, I had to help myself with the taskbars and the Rocket dock.
In Win7 32bit, I could at least tweak the Vista sidebar in and my gadgets (e.g. AppLauncher) still work. But in Win7 64bit, those gadgets refuse to work - even the weatherbug does not work.
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15 Feb 2010   #10
DownJones

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TaraSWinTeam View Post
You can customize your taskbar, find more out here: Change how buttons appear on the taskbar.

Cheers,
Tara
Windows Outreach Team
Tara, this is all nice, but there is just too little space on the taskbar to do any of that. If you look at my desktop picture, I have about 50 items hidden behind those toolbars and another dozen are in the hidden Rocket Dock. How do you figure I fit those on the taskbar.
In Vista, I keep most of those in Quick Launch and in an application launcher in the sidebar plus I have the toolbar on top of my screen that I create by pushing a folder with shortcuts to the top. But since you put away with Quick Launch, the sidebar and the ability to make a toolbar (dock) on the top, I had to help myself with the taskbars and the Rocket dock.
In Win7 32bit, I could at least tweak the Vista sidebar in and my gadgets (e.g. AppLauncher) still work. But in Win7 64bit, those gadgets refuse to work - even the weatherbug does not work.

you have found a good solution...and yes I can confirm, not all gadgets are working with Win7 x64........but maybe just because of the runtime libraries?
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