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Windows 7: Does Win7 save desktop icon positioning for different resolutions?


22 Dec 2011   #1

Win7 Professional 64
 
 
Does Win7 save desktop icon positioning for different resolutions?

I just got my PC back after 3 1/2 weeks of a nightmare involving the motherboard going bad and taking two processors with it.

While troubleshooting/fixing it, the PC was hooked up to a 1024x768 monitor (mine is 1280x960), and so the desktop icons rearranged.

Although a small hassle in the relative scheme of things, I was not looking forward to repositioning the icons when I hooked the PC up to my monitor.

But lo and behold, when I did, all the icons were in the correct place.

The only explanation I can think of is that Windows 7 "remembers" the icon layout for each screen resolution. Is this what happened here?


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22 Dec 2011   #2

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Yes, they are saved in the HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\1\Desktop Registry Key.
Mine has two, one for 120dpi, one for 96dpi resolution.
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