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Windows 7: Desktop icon overlapping

08 Jun 2013   #1
fleur chocolat

windows 7 ultimate * 32
 
 
Desktop icon overlapping

hi !
today when i log in to my computer , i found the desktop icons were not in the place i placed them eaarlier . they are miss placed and there were overlapped with other icons . , i tried " sort-->Arrange icons by name " but later when i tried to move a folder using mouse i can agian be able to overlap the icon, i mean i can place or movie any icon anywhere and i can even place them on other icons.earlier i wasn't so . please kindly help with the issue .


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08 Jun 2013   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Fleur,

It sounds like you may need to right click on your desktop and click on View -> Align icons to grid to check that option. This will prevent the icons from overlapping each other when you move them about.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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09 Jun 2013   #3
fleur chocolat

windows 7 ultimate * 32
 
 

thank you...
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09 Jun 2013   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.
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28 Nov 2015   #5
CamperD

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I had this problem with Windows 10. To change the spacing between icons on the desktop you need to change a registry setting.

Desktop Icons - Change Horizontal and Vertical Spacing in Windows 8

Lot different than with XP - Windows 7. START>regedit>HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics, look in the right hand panel for the following: IconSpacing or IconVerticalSpacing. The values are set to a number like -1175. When adjusting this number I dropped the - in front of the value. After putting the - in front of the value and logged out and back in everything worked fine. We used to right click on the desktop and get to these setting that way. Hope this helps someone!
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