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Windows 7: games & programs scattering my desktop icons!

01 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
games & programs scattering my desktop icons!

I run at 1600 x 900 16:9 widescreen resolution, which is what my monitor is made for. This means I can stack 8 desktop icons/shortcuts vertically. But I don't keep a full flood of icons on there(it's 7 x 4 right now). This does not always happen but about 50% of the time when I play a fullscreen game in which the resolution is set lower, I exit the game to find my desktop icons scattered all over, pushed down and such. The only "cure" I know is to stack a full set of 8 icons vertically but either way, this is getting really annoying. Can I just lock the icons in place?

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01 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Why not just launch the games from the games Library and delete the icons on the desktop all together?
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01 May 2010   #3
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If you put the icons into a dock (e.g. Rocket Dock) or into a Toolbar (right click on the taskbar), then the problem goes away. A change of resolution will scramble icons on the desktop.
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