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Windows 7: Windows usual 'snap to grid' feature is gone???

22 Jan 2010   #1
seanthorp

Windows 6.1
 
 
Windows usual 'snap to grid' feature is gone???

Hi,

I'm hoping that somebody can tell me where snap-to-grid is gone to. I see it just fine on the desktop but if you delve into a directory there seems to be no way to turn off auto arrange/snap to grid. Therefore this is turning out to be a bit of a pain. If you want to copy a bunch of files out of a crowded folder you can't move the ones you don't want out of the way while you select those that you do want.

Does anybody know a way around this annoyance?

Thanks for your time.

Seán


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22 Jan 2010   #2
mxosder16

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I believe Microsoft thought it was best to arrange your icons for you. The best way to copy multiple files that aren't next to each other at the same time is to hold down Ctrl and click on the files you want
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22 Jan 2010   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

We all have the same problem, and we have to figure out how to solve the problem. This is what I did, but I do not have many files. I set to arrange in alphabetical order.

Then I name them a b c but before the name I put 1, 2 or 3 etc, depending upon the order that I want.
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22 Jan 2010   #4
seanthorp

Windows 6.1
 
 

Hey thanks for the speedy replies and the handy tips, much appreciated. At least I now know that it's not just me overlooking something. Cheers!

Seán
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22 Jan 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Not you, for good or bad, its done intentionally.

Hope you get it working to your satisfaction.
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22 Jan 2010   #6
mxosder16

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seanthorp View Post
Hey thanks for the speedy replies and the handy tips, much appreciated. At least I now know that it's not just me overlooking something. Cheers!

Seán
You're welcome. Post back if you need any more help
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14 May 2010   #7
Arthur G

Windows 7
 
 
It's there

Right click in an empty Desktop area. "View".
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14 May 2010   #8
motc7

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arthur G View Post
Right click in an empty Desktop area. "View".

+1 for sure. Welcome to the forums.
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17 May 2010   #9
Arthur G

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks motc7. But since posting, I thought that perhaps that feature is one of many that aren't in Starter. That version seems to be way too basic, to out it more politely than some posts I've seen. I'm using Professional, and from the specs I'd say that Home Premium would be the minimum for most users.
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17 May 2010   #10
kenC

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 SP1
 
 

Moving files within a folder

Go to this thread and read pages 2-3 The fix I posted there adds 'Auto Arrange' and you can then untick it and drag and drop photos etc as long as they're set as icons.

Good luck....kenC
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