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Windows 7: Desktop icons keep moving

14 Jun 2012   #1
Erik963

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Desktop icons keep moving

Hey i have problems with my desktop icons. They change everytime i right click and press refresh same after reboot.

I am not sure what is cause of this problem but it might have something to do with sort by. Every time i change the sort by function the icons stay that way. If i put them somewhere else they change their location back.

Can you please help me ?


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14 Jun 2012   #2
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

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To manage the Desktop Icons, I right-click on the Desktop and in the context menu select View. Then manage the Icons with the Drop-Down List that appears.
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14 Jun 2012   #3
Erik963

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no that is not the problem someone else ?
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14 Jun 2012   #4
koolkat77

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Is auto-arrange tick marked?
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14 Jun 2012   #5
Arc

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If auto arrange and align to grid are checked, they should not change place at random.
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Let us know if those are checked or not.


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14 Jun 2012   #6
sonycosmos

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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15 Jun 2012   #7
Erik963

64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
If auto arrange and align to grid are checked, they should not change place at random.
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Let us know if those are checked or not.
Yeah i unchecked, i though that problem was this but it wasnt. It is most likely OS bug and it is stuck at last "sort by" selection. I try that desktop lay out thing but i am not sure if it worths the time. I am using rocket dock and i have only 2 icons on the desktop, but it is still annoying to live with the fact that i have this bug.
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15 Jun 2012   #8
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

Did you make the screen-shot with the snipping tool?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
If auto arrange and align to grid are checked, they should not change place at random.
Attachment 216515

Let us know if those are checked or not.
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15 Jun 2012   #9
Arc

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No,I used FastStone Capture to make it.
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15 Jun 2012   #10
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

Thank you. Arc. I tried with the snipping tool but couldn't. As I have not installed FastStone Capture on the W 7 Computer, I had to do it using the Print Scrn key.

OT but thanks once again.
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