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Windows 7: Icon arrangement

01 Oct 2010   #1
Isotope

Windows 7 Premium 64bit
 
 
Icon arrangement

This is my first post, please bear with me

I've done quite a few searches on Google in addition to these forums on the topic of desktop icon arrangement.

Basically, I want Windows to auto arrange my icons on the right side of my screen by default rather than the left. I want to avoid using a 3rd party program, because those usually are just "trial" versions and keep annoying me to buy the whole program.

Thanks!


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01 Oct 2010   #2
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

It is not the answer but have you used fences?
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01 Oct 2010   #3
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

You could click on desktop, uncheck auto arrange, highlight all icons, and drag to new location on right. Other than that, I don't know how to auto arrange icons from future installs to the right.
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01 Oct 2010   #4
Isotope

Windows 7 Premium 64bit
 
 

I've used fences before and didn't like it. It didn't have the functionality I needed. Also, I know I can just manually arrange the icons, but I'd like it to auto arrange to the right automatically.
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01 Oct 2010   #5
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

It would make sense for MS to allow icons to flush up, down, left or right. Don't know how this can be done automatically.
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01 Oct 2010   #6
Isotope

Windows 7 Premium 64bit
 
 

I'm open to a reghack if that's needed.
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01 Oct 2010   #7
TheMasterX30

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Dude never EVER edit your registry or let anyone edit it unless a qualified professional is doing it for you. I once wanted to do something to my computer which you can't do otherwise, and I read a tutorial for it involving editing the registry and I crippled my computer and had to reinstall.
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01 Oct 2010   #8
Isotope

Windows 7 Premium 64bit
 
 

What a joke, editing your registry is a peice of cake. Unless you're a total tool (and I'm not saying you are, we all make mistakes) you won't mess anything up. In the end it really depends on what you are editing.
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01 Oct 2010   #9
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Isotope View Post
What a joke, editing your registry is a peice of cake. Unless you're a total tool (and I'm not saying you are, we all make mistakes) you won't mess anything up. In the end it really depends on what you are editing.
I wouldn't say it's a piece of cake. We have people who come to this forum b/c they have used regedit32 and forgot to backup their registry. Even why I make a registry change, I'm sure to check MS or other reputable sources.
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01 Oct 2010   #10
Isotope

Windows 7 Premium 64bit
 
 

Anyways, back to the subject.

So nothing eh? Is fences my only options?
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