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Windows 7: Windows Reshuffling Desktop Icons

13 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Premium 64 bit
Windows Reshuffling Desktop Icons

Windows keeps reordering my desktop icons, for example moving the "my computers" shortcut in with the rest of the shortcuts, instead of where i leave it (at the top of the desktop). Is there a way to disable this?

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13 Mar 2011   #2


r-click on the desktop > View and untick Auto arrange icons
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13 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Premium 64 bit

The problem with that is my icons no longer fall into a neat grid arrangement- they hover exactly where I left them. I'm trying to get the same desktop arrangement that I had in XP, with My Computer, Recycle Bin, and Firefox leading on the top so they're easy to reach.
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13 Mar 2011   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1

Right click on the Desktop > View > Align to Grid .
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Probably it is unchecked there . Check it now .... icons will stop placing wherever .

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