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Windows 7: icons floated around on desktop

18 Apr 2014   #1
Freddid

 
icons floated around on desktop

I have a "shortcut icon" problem also: I arrange them in a certain way and find that they've floated around on the desktop, usually happens after the computer has been shut completely "off"/down. I can live with it, but it's annoying and once, long, long, ago it never used to happen! I run Norton 360 quick scan a couple times a day and complete scan at least once a day. Any suggestions? Thanks.


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18 Apr 2014   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Right click the desktop in an empty spot, hover the cursor on View, click Align to Grid.

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18 Apr 2014   #3
MrWhoopee

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 and x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Freddid View Post
I run Norton 360 quick scan a couple times a day and complete scan at least once a day. Any suggestions? Thanks.
Not related to your question, but REALLY?!!! How many times per day do you wash your hands?
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18 Apr 2014   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrWhoopee View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Freddid View Post
I run Norton 360 quick scan a couple times a day and complete scan at least once a day. Any suggestions? Thanks.
Not related to your question, but REALLY?!!! How many times per day do you wash your hands?
totally unneeded and not helpful.
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18 Apr 2014   #5
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Freddid View Post
I have a "shortcut icon" problem also: I arrange them in a certain way and find that they've floated around on the desktop, usually happens after the computer has been shut completely "off"/down. I can live with it, but it's annoying and once, long, long, ago it never used to happen! I run Norton 360 quick scan a couple times a day and complete scan at least once a day. Any suggestions? Thanks.
I use DesktopOK to remember my desktop icon layout. It automatically restores the layout when I boot and can be invoked at any time to put them back where they belong.
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19 Apr 2014   #6
Freddid

 

Thank you for the useful info. As to the snarky comment:
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17 May 2014   #7
Freddid

 

Thanks everyone...up and running with tons of "new" stuff. Thanks to that computer company that's not "Apple"!!! You've all been a big help and it's very much appreciated.
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