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Windows 7: Lock a shortcut on the desktop of Win 7

06 Feb 2018   #1
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Lock a shortcut on the desktop of Win 7

There's a couple locked positons for Computer, Network and Trash can icons on the
desktop in Win 7. Is there a way to add my Firefox shortcut icon to that group so it doesn't get resorted at each load?


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07 Feb 2018   #2
JoWazzoo

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

I like to use Desktop Restore

http://www.midiox.com/index.htm?http...toprestore.htm

It allows me to put icons where I want, save, restore, etc.
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07 Feb 2018   #3
billmcct

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

right-click Desktop > View > uncheck Auto-arrange icons
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07 Feb 2018   #4
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi

As its your browser
just slam it on your quick launch toolbar, open it > RIGHT click on toolbar icon - pin
delete desktop shortcut


Roy
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07 Feb 2018   #5
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Hi

As its your browser
just slam it on your quick launch toolbar, open it > RIGHT click on toolbar icon - pin
delete desktop shortcut


Roy

Hello and thanks to all for answering.

Quick launch tool bar screen left and startup group screen right, correct? I never get that straight over years and don't use the phrase often enough to remember it.

What I did before asking about this was put the browser icon in the left group. But I had a double row of things and when activating the browser, another icon of activation appeared down there. This led to confusion and difficulty in gettingthe browser closed after use.

If the desktop shortcut is deleted then will the activation icon, the second one
not be used? It's a difficult thing to describe.
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07 Feb 2018   #6
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JoWazzoo View Post
I like to use Desktop Restore

http://www.midiox.com/index.htm?http...toprestore.htm

It allows me to put icons where I want, save, restore, etc.
Hello JoWazzoo,

Does using this third party program effect 'Sort' when the icons on desktop get rearranged for size, name etc? I have to do that to find some things. My Desktop is cluttered and has some items 'off screen.'
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07 Feb 2018   #7
billmcct

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

If you uncheck the option I related your icons will stay where you put them. (forever)
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07 Feb 2018   #8
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Permanently looking the icons location does not seem like a good idea to me.
But I am ready to mark this solved.
The reason is that the duplicate 'activation' icons that were confusing me is eliminated with
the suggestion near the top: that of pinning the icon to the tray and deleting the one
on the desktop.
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08 Feb 2018   #9
billmcct

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

It doesn't mean permanently. Just til you move them again. Stops the system from auto arranging the icons.
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