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Windows 7: Hey Shawn, you got some ink ;)

28 Jul 2013   #1
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
Hey Shawn, you got some ink ;)

If you moved from Windows XP to either Windows 7 or Windows 8, chances are that you have noticed that you can no longer disable the Auto arrange icons setting in Windows/File Explorer. In other words the Auto arrange icons setting is permanently turned on such that when you use any of the icon views in Windows/File Explorer, you can no longer manually move the icons where you want them. This disability is especially apparent when you are looking at a folder full of images. Fortunately, Microsoft MVP Shawn Brink has created a couple of very slick batch files that quickly edit the registry to disable this permanent setting and bring back the Auto arrange icons and Align icons to grid menu items - at least to a certain extent. Let's take a closer look.
Quick Tip: Disable the permanent Auto arrange setting in Windows 7 and 8 - TechRepublic

Good on ya Shawn

A Guy
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28 Jul 2013   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

That was nice of Greg.

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28 Jul 2013   #3


Shawn you are the Man . Nice to see you, SF & EF referred in such a positive way.
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28 Jul 2013   #4

Win 7 Pro x64, Win 10 Pro x64, Linux Light x86

Very cool Shawn
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28 Jul 2013   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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