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Windows 7: Arranging Icons ?

28 Nov 2009   #1
Robert11

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Arranging Icons ?

Hi,

No big deal, but one of those little annoyances.

Have a Folder with a few sub-Folders in it, as well as some text document icons.

What I would like to do is to arrange them totally as I would like, irrespective of their name (or any other attribute) and arrange them in a row according to what I want.

Would like to drag either a Folder or Text icon where I want it (the top row would be fine) and have it stay there.

Shouldn't there be some sort of simple "lock to grid" kind of option ?

Have tried just about everything in the SORT options, but none of them seems to provide this flexibility.

Is there a way to do this ?
Seems to be a bit different from what was allowed in XP

Thanks,
Bob


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28 Nov 2009   #2
ZeshanA

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Robert11 View Post
Hi,

No big deal, but one of those little annoyances.

Have a Folder with a few sub-Folders in it, as well as some text document icons.

What I would like to do is to arrange them totally as I would like, irrespective of their name (or any other attribute) and arrange them in a row according to what I want.

Would like to drag either a Folder or Text icon where I want it (the top row would be fine) and have it stay there.

Shouldn't there be some sort of simple "lock to grid" kind of option ?

Have tried just about everything in the SORT options, but none of them seems to provide this flexibility.

Is there a way to do this ?
Seems to be a bit different from what was allowed in XP

Thanks,
Bob
Bob. This is the THIRD THREAD of yours that I've posted in. Bizzare isn't it . Try right-clicking and going to view and the un ticking auto arrange icons.

ZeshanA
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28 Nov 2009   #3
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Robert11 View Post
Hi,

No big deal, but one of those little annoyances.

Have a Folder with a few sub-Folders in it, as well as some text document icons.

What I would like to do is to arrange them totally as I would like, irrespective of their name (or any other attribute) and arrange them in a row according to what I want.

Would like to drag either a Folder or Text icon where I want it (the top row would be fine) and have it stay there.

Shouldn't there be some sort of simple "lock to grid" kind of option ?

Have tried just about everything in the SORT options, but none of them seems to provide this flexibility.

Is there a way to do this ?
Seems to be a bit different from what was allowed in XP

Thanks,
Bob
Sorry to disappoint you, but this is a function that I believe many would be looking for, especially if they have just moved from XP, but as far as I can tell, arranging icons "anywhere you want" is limited only to the desktop now.

It has been like this since Vista...
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28 Nov 2009   #4
ZeshanA

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Robert11 View Post
Hi,

No big deal, but one of those little annoyances.

Have a Folder with a few sub-Folders in it, as well as some text document icons.

What I would like to do is to arrange them totally as I would like, irrespective of their name (or any other attribute) and arrange them in a row according to what I want.

Would like to drag either a Folder or Text icon where I want it (the top row would be fine) and have it stay there.

Shouldn't there be some sort of simple "lock to grid" kind of option ?

Have tried just about everything in the SORT options, but none of them seems to provide this flexibility.

Is there a way to do this ?
Seems to be a bit different from what was allowed in XP

Thanks,
Bob
Sorry to disappoint you, but this is a function that I believe many would be looking for, especially if they have just moved from XP, but as far as I can tell, arranging icons "anywhere you want" is limited only to the desktop now.

It has been like this since Vista...
Trust me not to check in a folder. Guess my solution won't work

ZeshanA
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30 Nov 2009   #5
Robert11

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Hi,

Much thanks for help,
Bob
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30 Nov 2009   #6
toughbook

 
 

Why does it matter how many threads either the OP has made, or the number you have replied to? If you do not want to help, then don't. Please don't make the OP feel bad about asking questions. WE are all learning.
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01 Dec 2009   #7
ZeshanA

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by toughbook View Post
Why does it matter how many threads either the OP has made, or the number you have replied to? If you do not want to help, then don't. Please don't make the OP feel bad about asking questions. WE are all learning.
I was simply highlighting the coincidence. I didn't mean to offend, or embarass.

ZeshanA
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01 Apr 2011   #8
TCG

 
 

Sorry to revive a REALLY old thread, but there is a solution for this and thought I'd share. I was looking on Google for an answer to this question and this thread was one of the hits. I figured since I'm a member here, I might as well answer.


Windows Explorer Auto Arrange - Disable


This has worked for me on 3 different machines now without issue. Again, sorry to bring up such an old topic but it needed an answer
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01 Apr 2011   #9
Robert11

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
From OP:

Hello,

Thanks for help, and suggestion.

Much appreciated.

Bob
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01 May 2015   #10
Xp4me

XP 32 Bit & Win 7 64 Bit
 
 

I love it when people put time into trying to fix what microsoft broke when designing Win 7. (XP is the best) This little program is easier to use instead of people having to go into the command prompt. Read about the second tweak option. (Folder Options X Freeware - Trusted download and reviews from SnapFiles ).
HOWEVER, the problem I'm having is that I can't get Windows Photo Viewer to play photos in the order that I have them arranged in. I need some kind of hack or tweak tool that will put the ( Arrange icons by - Modified ) into Win 7 like it was in XP, then the Photo Viewer would play photos in the correct arrangement order.
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