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Windows 7: multiple monitor drop file location

31 Oct 2012   #1
ixidorecu

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 
multiple monitor drop file location

so we have this database app that someone has open full screen. you can click on a link and drag a file right to the desktop. problem is, she has the app open on the primary windows ( the one with the star menu) and the file does not "land" where it is dropped on 2nd screen, but where the next icon would go on primary display. have tried with align to grid, and auto arrange on and off. is there a setting somewhere else to set this?


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31 Oct 2012   #2
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Do you have the 2nd monitor setup as extended display...if not, all icons will be on the first monitor by default.
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31 Oct 2012   #3
ixidorecu

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

Yes set up as extended. not so much concerned about the desktop shortcuts, those are fine. It is where a file dropped onto the desktop lands. I want to Have the file be in a "random" place, as in where i let go of the mouse, not at the bottom of the row of shortcuts.
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31 Oct 2012   #4
ixidorecu

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

found this forum post, Windows 7 desktop icon's keep moving - Microsoft Community

unchecked, checked align to grid, then refresh. dropped the file in the middle of second monitor, landed where i wanted it to, not bottom row of shortcuts.
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31 Oct 2012   #5
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I understand. I can move my icons any where and they stay put. Does this happen after a restart or at anytime?
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