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Windows 7: ICONs on Desktop

07 Sep 2013   #1
pdkaty

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
ICONs on Desktop

How do I move ICONs freely on desktop. I am using Windows 7 64 bit.


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07 Sep 2013   #2
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums

Have a look at this tutorial Desktop Icons - Add or Remove

If it's not your default desktop icons which one are they?

Jerry
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07 Sep 2013   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Katy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could right click on your desktop, click on View, and click on Auto arrange icons to uncheck it to then be able to do so.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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07 Sep 2013   #4
pdkaty

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

My problem regards being able to "freely" move the ICONs from one position to another on the desktop. I am NOT having problems with them NOT showing up, changing colors, etc. I just want to arrange them to the positions I want them. I DO NOT have the "auto arrange" on. Sometimes in the past I have been able to left click and hold down with the cursor on the ICON, and then drag it to where I wanted it, but for some reason can no longer do this. Now, when I left click and hold, it opens the program for the ICON. I have tried right clicking too...that doesn't work either. Appreciate any help I can get. Thanks.
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07 Sep 2013   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Katy,

You might see if doing a system restore using a restore point dated before you had this issue may be able to help.
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07 Sep 2013   #6
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

You could also try pressing esc 3 or 4 times as that has helped some people sort the same or similar problem. Worth a try.
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