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Can anyone tell me how to move around icons on a desktop without them jumping back to their original location? Son 'o mine has very few icons on his desktop, but he wants to place them where he wants them and not have them lined up to the left of the screen. I have tried to find an answer but have been unable to so far. I can rearrange mine. He uses Windows Vista, does that have anything to do with it?

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Re: Rearranging Desktop Icons

I run windows vista and had no problem moving my icons. I now use a program called truelaunchbar and I love it - everything so nice and clean. No icons for me :-)

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Re: Rearranging Desktop Icons
Hmmm... pretty sure the cheerleader has hers randomly placed, on Vista. I'll check again as soon as I get home.

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Re: Rearranging Desktop Icons

Thanks, it's driving us both crazy!

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Re: Rearranging Desktop Icons

You probably have auto arrange set. Depending on the version of windows you have it's a tad different to set this. But not much.

Right click anywhere on your desktop and if it's vista just go to view and uncheck the auto arrange option.
If it's anything older then vista I think (and this is going from memory here) it's right click anywere on the desktop and go to Arrange Icons and uncheck the auto arrange option. then you should be able to move them without them snapping back to their orriginal location.

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Re: Rearranging Desktop Icons

Yayyy... that worked.. thanks so much!

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Re: Rearranging Desktop Icons

No problem. Glad to help.

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Re: Rearranging Desktop Icons

i know in xp you can just right click on the desktop and the 1st option is arrange icons by.... not sure in vista.
update: aw booger. i was posting as evilmonkey posted. ha!

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Re: Rearranging Desktop Icons

Speaking of icons, can anyone recommend a software for changing your PC icons or at least changing the color of your folders? Thanks Wink

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