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25 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
Arranging icons on the desktop.

Hi there!

I was just wondering, if there is any way to change the automatic placement of icons on the desktop?
I mean, normally, when you drag stuff to the desktop or download something, it is placed in the upper left corner and down.
So I was thinking if there was any way I could possibly change that?
Like if I wanted it to be placed on the desktop in a specific pattern.

Thanks in advance! : )

- David


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25 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 , Ubuntu 10
 
 

To have the icon stay where it is dragged on the DT, right-click on the DT and go into the 'View" sub-menu then un-select 'auto-arrange' and 'align icons to grid'. They should stay where you left them then
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25 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MassiveLoop View Post
To have the icon stay where it is dragged on the DT, right-click on the DT and go into the 'View" sub-menu then un-select 'auto-arrange' and 'align icons to grid'. They should stay where you left them then
Thanks for your reply!
Yea I already have that on : )
But I was just wondering if there was a way to make a pattern for the icon placement instead of in the left side, which is standard.
I know its a bit of a weird question, and kinda hard to explain, but if we say I wanted to make it so whenever i dragged something to the desktop it would be placed in the lower right corner and go up instead of landing in the upper left?

Thanks
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25 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 , Ubuntu 10
 
 

Hmm, that would probably require a registry hack. I have seen people recommend [URL="http://home.cogeco.ca/~rklauncher/"RK Launcher/[/URL] but I haven't used it myself. Let me know if that does the trick.
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25 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MassiveLoop View Post
Hmm, that would probably require a registry hack. I have seen people recommend [URL="http://home.cogeco.ca/~rklauncher/"RK Launcher/[/URL] but I haven't used it myself. Let me know if that does the trick.
Well I can tell you its a Docket which allows u to have shortcuts placed on your desktop in a sort of panel, very useful tool, but unfortunately doesn't help my subject : P
I'm using RocketDock for that btw.

Thank you though : )!
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25 Jul 2011   #6

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

This previous forum thread seems to be of the opinion that it might take some kind of registry editing to change the default placement of new icons to the desktop.

Desktop icon placement
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25 Jul 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
This previous forum thread seems to be of the opinion that it might take some kind of registry editing to change the default placement of new icons to the desktop.

Desktop icon placement
Thanks, I'll check it out : )
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