Desktop icons not equal on left of screen compared to right of screen

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  1. Posts : 394
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64
       #1

    Desktop icons not equal on left of screen compared to right of screen


    My desktop settings are as such:
    View --> Small icons, align icons to grid, show desktop icons
    I have 2 rows of icons (shortcuts and stuff) on the left
    and 2 rows of icons on the right.
    The ones on the left are perfect, the ones closest to the edge, have about 1/4 inch of space to the edge of the screen
    However, the ones on the right have about an inch and I can't place them closer unless I do all manually, which I don't want to do since they will all be crooked, not does the option seem to exist.
    I would like the right side to 'kiss' the edge as they do on the left. Is this possible or not? If not, why pls? Thank you
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    Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
       #2

    pintree go to the desktop > right click anywhere on the screen > View > untick Align icons to grid:)

    It does take some positioning though I don't think the OS will put it exactly on the right edge you will have to do it manually.

    Oops forgot a pic of what I did to mine
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  3. Posts : 394
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    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks ICit2lol. What you said, well..., When I wrote, "... unless I do all manually, which I don't want to do since they will all be crooked" that is what I meant. In other words, most icons come and go on my desktop and get moved around. If I do as u suggested they are not aligned, and they take too much work to do so. I don't want to spend time on such a thing every time I move or delete an icon and then when re-organizing them have to manually align them--that is too time-consuming. To me, somewhere in the registry is probably where I would need to go. You know when in Microsoft Word, you can align the margins of a doc, well I think somewhere Windows or the video card, is doing this exact thing except chose not to make them equal on both sides. Thanks again
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  4. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Pro SP1 64bit
       #4

    Would the "icon spacing" settings mentioned in this MS article help? If you raise or lower the horizontal setting, that might do what you want. Might take a bit of trial-and-error though.

    How to resize icons and their spacing in Windows 7
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    Can you post a screenshot of your desktop? You should be able to adjust the screen size and position through Catalyst Control Center. It's possible you have a small amount of overscan.
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  6. Posts : 5,092
    Windows 7 32 bit
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    Many of us got fed up with all the desktop icon issues. I don't have any icons on my desktop except something temporary I'm working on(like if I drag a shortcut from a browser or something.) Instead I use RocketDock with categorized folders of icons. For example a folder might be Editors and inside will be text and graphics editors and word processor apps. Another may be Internet etc..

    It helps too because RocketDock or a similar program acts the same way on different Windows flavors. You don't have to stop and think which Windows you're on if you have several machines running different versions.
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  7. Posts : 394
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    Thread Starter
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    yimitz said:
    Would the "icon spacing" settings mentioned in this MS article help? If you raise or lower the horizontal setting, that might do what you want. Might take a bit of trial-and-error though.

    How to resize icons and their spacing in Windows 7
    Nice idea, but no, it didn't work
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  8. Posts : 5,092
    Windows 7 32 bit
       #8

    The easy way out may be a desktop icon position utility. There are a bunch of them around for free.
    Check the large freeware download sites like Softpedia,SnapFiles, zdnet,sourceforge.net etc..
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    W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
       #9

    Did you try the overscan and screen position options in CCC?
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  10. Posts : 21,007
    Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
       #10

    Look mate it sounds like you have an awful lot of icons to do can I ask why? cos most of my frequently used stuff I keep on the taskbar. I only ever keep temp stuff on the desktop.

    Other stuff you can add to is the Start menu and even the listing to the right of it. You need to know that icons on the screen are eating into the RAM and your start up time too. Is it worth this hassle?
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