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Windows 7: Align icons to grid for desktop icons: Grid is offset

09 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Align icons to grid for desktop icons: Grid is offset

Spacing between the left of the screen and icons: Normal
Spacing between the upper part of the screen and icons: Normal
Spacing between the right of the screen and icons: Big
Spacing between the lower part of the screen (taskbar) and icons: Bigger

There are gaps between the sides of the screen and my icons. What's going on?

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09 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Sorry to hear you are having problems Matias!

What monitor and what resolution are you running currently? Might be the wrong resolution...

Might be incorrect drivers...
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09 Apr 2010   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Can you post a screenshot of what you're talkng about,

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html
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09 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Screenshot attached. Looks ridiculous.

Running at 1280x800 (recommended) at 12.1" laptop display. Running default GPU driver. Will upgrade if no better suggestions.

Edit: Bug seems to happen when running custom text size (DPI) bigger than default of 100 %.


Attached Thumbnails
Align icons to grid for desktop icons: Grid is offset-capture.png  
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09 Apr 2010   #5

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

The only thing I can recommend is updating your drivers, I don't think that is abnormal when changing text size though.
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09 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Matias View Post
Screenshot attached. Looks ridiculous.

Running at 1280x800 (recommended) at 12.1" laptop display. Running default GPU driver. Will upgrade if no better suggestions.

Edit: Bug seems to happen when running custom text size (DPI) bigger than default of 100 %.
I dont know about ridiculous...but it is odd. What happens if you manually move the icons? Do they go all the way to the edge? OR?

What does device manager ID your display/video card as?

But I also have seen similar issues when changing the font size!
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09 Apr 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

The display adapter is: Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family

Upgraded to the latest driver with no change. It has been working normally before. I have installed some programs and done some minor tweaking to the system. Don't know when it happened or what has happened.
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09 Apr 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

I will go through these registry settings to check for problems. Tell me if you spot anything.


Faulty desktop (1280x800 12.1" laptop display):
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"ScreenSaveActive"="1"
"ActiveWndTrackTimeout"=dword:00000000
"BlockSendInputResets"="0"
"CaretWidth"=dword:00000001
"ClickLockTime"=dword:000004b0
"CoolSwitchColumns"="7"
"CoolSwitchRows"="3"
"CursorBlinkRate"="530"
"DockMoving"="1"
"DragFromMaximize"="1"
"DragFullWindows"="0"
"DragHeight"="4"
"DragWidth"="4"
"FocusBorderHeight"=dword:00000001
"FocusBorderWidth"=dword:00000001
"FontSmoothing"="2"
"FontSmoothingGamma"=dword:00000000
"FontSmoothingOrientation"=dword:00000001
"FontSmoothingType"=dword:00000002
"ForegroundFlashCount"=dword:00000007
"ForegroundLockTimeout"=dword:00030d40
"LeftOverlapChars"="3"
"MenuShowDelay"="400"
"PaintDesktopVersion"=dword:00000000
"RightOverlapChars"="3"
"SnapSizing"="1"
"TileWallpaper"="0"
"WallpaperOriginX"=dword:00000000
"WallpaperOriginY"=dword:00000000
"WallpaperStyle"="10"
"WheelScrollChars"="3"
"WheelScrollLines"="3"
"WindowArrangementActive"="1"
"UserPreferencesMask"=hex:90,12,01,80,10,00,00,00
"Wallpaper"="C:\\Users\\Latitude\\AppData\\Roaming\\Microsoft\\Windows\\Themes\\TranscodedWallpaper.jpg"
"ScreenSaveTimeOut"="900"
"ScreenSaverIsSecure"="0"
"LogPixels"=dword:00000078
"Pattern Upgrade"="TRUE"
"SCRNSAVE.EXE"="C:\\Windows\\system32\\scrnsave.scr"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\Colors]
"ActiveBorder"="212 208 200"
"ActiveTitle"="10 36 106"
"AppWorkSpace"="128 128 128"
"ButtonAlternateFace"="181 181 181"
"ButtonDkShadow"="64 64 64"
"ButtonFace"="212 208 200"
"ButtonHiLight"="255 255 255"
"ButtonLight"="212 208 200"
"ButtonShadow"="128 128 128"
"ButtonText"="0 0 0"
"GradientActiveTitle"="166 202 240"
"GradientInactiveTitle"="192 192 192"
"GrayText"="128 128 128"
"Hilight"="10 36 106"
"HilightText"="255 255 255"
"HotTrackingColor"="0 0 128"
"InactiveBorder"="212 208 200"
"InactiveTitle"="128 128 128"
"InactiveTitleText"="212 208 200"
"InfoText"="0 0 0"
"InfoWindow"="255 255 255"
"Menu"="212 208 200"
"MenuText"="0 0 0"
"Scrollbar"="212 208 200"
"TitleText"="255 255 255"
"Window"="255 255 255"
"WindowFrame"="0 0 0"
"WindowText"="0 0 0"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\LanguageConfiguration]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics]
"BorderWidth"="-12"
"CaptionFont"=hex:f2,ff,ff,ff,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,bc,02,00,00,\
  00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,54,00,61,00,68,00,6f,00,6d,00,61,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00
"CaptionHeight"="-288"
"CaptionWidth"="-276"
"IconFont"=hex:f2,ff,ff,ff,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,90,01,00,00,00,\
  00,00,01,00,00,00,00,54,00,61,00,68,00,6f,00,6d,00,61,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00
"IconTitleWrap"="1"
"MenuFont"=hex:f2,ff,ff,ff,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,90,01,00,00,00,\
  00,00,01,00,00,00,00,54,00,61,00,68,00,6f,00,6d,00,61,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00
"MenuHeight"="-288"
"MenuWidth"="-276"
"MessageFont"=hex:f2,ff,ff,ff,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,90,01,00,00,\
  00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,54,00,61,00,68,00,6f,00,6d,00,61,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00
"ScrollHeight"="-240"
"ScrollWidth"="-240"
"SmCaptionFont"=hex:f2,ff,ff,ff,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,bc,02,00,\
  00,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,54,00,61,00,68,00,6f,00,6d,00,61,00,00,00,00,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00
"SmCaptionHeight"="-288"
"SmCaptionWidth"="-228"
"StatusFont"=hex:f2,ff,ff,ff,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,90,01,00,00,\
  00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,54,00,61,00,68,00,6f,00,6d,00,61,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00
"Shell Icon Size"="32"
"AppliedDPI"=dword:00000078
"PaddedBorderWidth"="0"
"IconSpacing"="-876"
"IconVerticalSpacing"="-876"
"MinAnimate"="0"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\MuiCached]
"MachinePreferredUILanguages"=hex(7):65,00,6e,00,2d,00,55,00,53,00,00,00
Working desktop (1680x1050 22" widescreen display):
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"ScreenSaveActive"="1"
"ActiveWndTrackTimeout"=dword:00000000
"BlockSendInputResets"="0"
"CaretWidth"=dword:00000001
"ClickLockTime"=dword:000004b0
"CoolSwitchColumns"="7"
"CoolSwitchRows"="3"
"CursorBlinkRate"="530"
"DockMoving"="1"
"DragFromMaximize"="1"
"DragFullWindows"="0"
"DragHeight"="4"
"DragWidth"="4"
"FocusBorderHeight"=dword:00000001
"FocusBorderWidth"=dword:00000001
"FontSmoothing"="2"
"FontSmoothingGamma"=dword:00000000
"FontSmoothingOrientation"=dword:00000001
"FontSmoothingType"=dword:00000002
"ForegroundFlashCount"=dword:00000007
"ForegroundLockTimeout"=dword:00030d40
"LeftOverlapChars"="3"
"MenuShowDelay"="400"
"PaintDesktopVersion"=dword:00000000
"Pattern"=dword:00000000
"RightOverlapChars"="3"
"SnapSizing"="1"
"TileWallpaper"="0"
"WallpaperOriginX"=dword:00000000
"WallpaperOriginY"=dword:00000000
"WallpaperStyle"="0"
"WheelScrollChars"="3"
"WheelScrollLines"="3"
"WindowArrangementActive"="1"
"UserPreferencesMask"=hex:90,12,01,80,10,00,00,00
"Wallpaper"="C:\\Users\\Admin\\AppData\\Roaming\\Microsoft\\Windows\\Themes\\TranscodedWallpaper.jpg"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\Colors]
"ActiveBorder"="212 208 200"
"ActiveTitle"="10 36 106"
"AppWorkSpace"="128 128 128"
"ButtonAlternateFace"="181 181 181"
"ButtonDkShadow"="64 64 64"
"ButtonFace"="212 208 200"
"ButtonHiLight"="255 255 255"
"ButtonLight"="212 208 200"
"ButtonShadow"="128 128 128"
"ButtonText"="0 0 0"
"GradientActiveTitle"="166 202 240"
"GradientInactiveTitle"="192 192 192"
"GrayText"="128 128 128"
"Hilight"="10 36 106"
"HilightText"="255 255 255"
"HotTrackingColor"="0 0 128"
"InactiveBorder"="212 208 200"
"InactiveTitle"="128 128 128"
"InactiveTitleText"="212 208 200"
"InfoText"="0 0 0"
"InfoWindow"="255 255 255"
"Menu"="212 208 200"
"MenuText"="0 0 0"
"Scrollbar"="212 208 200"
"TitleText"="255 255 255"
"Window"="255 255 255"
"WindowFrame"="0 0 0"
"WindowText"="0 0 0"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\LanguageConfiguration]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics]
"BorderWidth"="-15"
"CaptionFont"=hex:f5,ff,ff,ff,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,bc,02,00,00,\
  00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,54,00,61,00,68,00,6f,00,6d,00,61,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00
"CaptionHeight"="-270"
"CaptionWidth"="-270"
"IconFont"=hex:f5,ff,ff,ff,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,90,01,00,00,00,\
  00,00,01,00,00,00,00,54,00,61,00,68,00,6f,00,6d,00,61,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00
"IconTitleWrap"="1"
"MenuFont"=hex:f5,ff,ff,ff,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,90,01,00,00,00,\
  00,00,01,00,00,00,00,54,00,61,00,68,00,6f,00,6d,00,61,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00
"MenuHeight"="-270"
"MenuWidth"="-270"
"MessageFont"=hex:f5,ff,ff,ff,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,90,01,00,00,\
  00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,54,00,61,00,68,00,6f,00,6d,00,61,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00
"ScrollHeight"="-240"
"ScrollWidth"="-240"
"SmCaptionFont"=hex:f5,ff,ff,ff,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,bc,02,00,\
  00,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,54,00,61,00,68,00,6f,00,6d,00,61,00,00,00,00,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00
"SmCaptionHeight"="-225"
"SmCaptionWidth"="-180"
"StatusFont"=hex:f5,ff,ff,ff,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,90,01,00,00,\
  00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,54,00,61,00,68,00,6f,00,6d,00,61,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00
"Shell Icon Size"="32"
"AppliedDPI"=dword:00000060
"PaddedBorderWidth"="0"
"IconSpacing"="-1125"
"IconVerticalSpacing"="-1125"
"MinAnimate"="0"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\MuiCached]
"MachinePreferredUILanguages"=hex(7):65,00,6e,00,2d,00,55,00,53,00,00,00
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