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Windows 7: Unlocking Icons From The Grid In A Folder


01 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit SP1
 
 
Unlocking Icons From The Grid In A Folder

Can someone advise me please how to unlock the icons in a folder so they can be moved around instead of being locked to a grid all the time? This was the default option in XP but I can't find out how to do it in Win 7.

Kind Regards

Chris

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01 Nov 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

If I undersand the question:
Right click on desktop
view
auto arrange and align should be unchecked
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01 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chris Nicola View Post
Can someone advise me please how to unlock the icons in a folder so they can be moved around instead of being locked to a grid all the time? This was the default option in XP but I can't find out how to do it in Win 7.

Kind Regards

Chris
This can only be done on the Desktop. Right click -> View -> uncheck "align icons to grid"
I do not know if this also works for files inside folders, though.
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01 Nov 2010   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

You say " in a folder" so im wondering if you mean disable auto arrange so you can move images and files etc in any order you wish, if so here is a tutorial how to do just that!
LINK
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02 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit SP1
 
 

Thank you Richard and Boohbah for your replies. Yes it was within folders I wished to disable auto arrange rather than the desktop. I went to the link and followed the instructions and now the folders are as I want them. Within the folders there is now a right click option to uncheck auto arrange. I can't think why this option was not made default in Windows 7 from the beginning.

Kind Regards

Chris
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02 Nov 2010   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Pleased to see i was right
and welcome to seven forums chris
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13 Aug 2012   #7

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Align Icons to grid

If I uncheck align icons to grid and arrange my icons, when I reboot the system the align icons to grid is checked again and all my arrangement gone back to the left of the desktop.

Any suggestion to fix this?

Thank you
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