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Windows 7: Desktop Icons

06 Apr 2015   #1
tonyvella

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Desktop Icons

I have just bought a new cp and installed a dozen programs. Six of the desktop icons went to my desktop and the other 6 went to the public desktop. This makes it impossible to "sort by name". Can someone please tell me how to get all the icon onto my desktop instead of half and half.

Thanks in advance.


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06 Apr 2015   #2
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi as you say "public desktop" right click the ones and send to desktop.
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06 Apr 2015   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

The icons in the Public Desktop should also be showing on your Desktop so sort by name should work.
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06 Apr 2015   #4
tonyvella

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

When you sort by name, the public desktop icons sort by name and the personal desktop icons also sort by name separately. So you end up with an A to Z sort (perso) and then another A to Z sort (pub); yes, two separate sorts. Strange!

AND, if you copy, say, Chrome in the publ. desk and paste it onto perso. desk you end up with two Chrome icons.

I'l work some more on it tomorrow; I'm 70 and rather tired out right now.

Thank you very much one and all. Rather *good eggs* around this forum. Haven't used that expression in some 50 years.
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06 Apr 2015   #5
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Simply "Move" the icons to the folder you want them to appear in.

For example, I move all of my Start Menu icons into the System Start Menu (except for Startup items, which I leave in my User Start Menu).
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07 Apr 2015   #6
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tonyvella View Post
When you sort by name, the public desktop icons sort by name and the personal desktop icons also sort by name separately. So you end up with an A to Z sort (perso) and then another A to Z sort (pub); yes, two separate sorts. Strange!

AND, if you copy, say, Chrome in the publ. desk and paste it onto perso. desk you end up with two Chrome icons.

I'l work some more on it tomorrow; I'm 70 and rather tired out right now.

Thank you very much one and all. Rather *good eggs* around this forum. Haven't used that expression in some 50 years.
Where are you doing the sort? I'm talking about sorting on the Desktop itself.
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