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Windows 7: How do I change the icon's position when I download to my desktop?

13 Sep 2014   #1
Nervly

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 
How do I change the icon's position when I download to my desktop?

Hey, everyone!

I was just wondering if it is possible to, when downloading stuff to the desktop, change the default position of where they go to. For instance, let's say that your desktop is empty, if you download something to it, the downloaded thing will appear at the top left corner of the desktop. What if I want it to appear in the middle of the desktop instead? Is it possible to do?

Thanks in advance,
- Nervly


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13 Sep 2014   #2
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Not that im aware off, let me do some research for you.
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13 Sep 2014   #3
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Do it the easy way make a Folder and place it on your Desktop ..
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13 Sep 2014   #4
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxie View Post
Do it the easy way make a Folder and place it on your Desktop ..
Or do it Maxies way
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13 Sep 2014   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Or drag it to wherever you want after the download.
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13 Sep 2014   #6
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

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13 Sep 2014   #7
Nervly

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

If I asked if it was possible it's because there's a reason why I want to do it. Now I understand it may seem silly, but I'd like you guys to answer the question instead of bashing me with those comments. Anyway, the thing is, I'm using Rainmeter to customize my desktop. Rainmeter adds some menus and stuff to the desktop and basically, when I download something, it will get stuck under the menus and I have to deactive the menus all the time and activate them back which is kinda bothering. Being why I asked if it was possible to download stuff into the middle of the desktop, because that part is not occupied by any menus.

I'd appreciate if you could help. If not, thank you anyway.
Thanks for replying.
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13 Sep 2014   #8
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Why don't you just change the download location to the downloads folder and not the Desktop?
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13 Sep 2014   #9
Nervly

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HarriePateman View Post
Why don't you just change the download location to the downloads folder and not the Desktop?
That gave me an idea that will solve my problem. I have this program called Fences, you can add customizable windows to your desktop and give them names, so you can organize your stuff better. You can also link those windows to folders. So what I'm going to do is, Ill change the download location to the Downloads folder and link a window to the Downloads folder, that way, everything I download will appear in that window, which I can place in the middle of the desktop.

Thank you for helping once again
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13 Sep 2014   #10
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

No worries
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