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Colin B
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February 23, 2014 - 9:20 pm
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I'm probably not supposed to do this..but since windows 95 (!) I've always placed program shortcuts directly on the desktop monitor screen and clicked merrily away to open a program.
I've noticed that XP and W7 always seem to rearrange them from time to time.
This means I must re-rearrange them and it's getting rather annoying.
Is there any way to keep my shortcuts in the positions I would like instead of what Windows7 would like?...Or must I not use shortcut icons on my desktop anymore?

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Marc Thomas
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February 27, 2014 - 7:43 am
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Colin, if you right click on the desktop,then hover over VIEW in the dialogue box and untick AUTO ARRANGE, you will be able move your icons around at will.
In that same dialogue box, it's handy to have ALIGN TO GRID ticked to at least have them lined up in a neat fashion.
Use as many shortcuts as you like; it's your machine!
Cheers
Marc

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Colin B
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February 28, 2014 - 12:34 am
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Hi Marc,
Thanks for that...But I can move my icons about easily. My main trouble is that they will not stay there for long.
W7 insists on placing them in other areas and not always the same!!!
I've tried just about everything on the WWW as far as hints go. May be I should invest in some commercial gizmo.
Any suggestions about that possibility?

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Marc Thomas
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February 28, 2014 - 7:54 am
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Colin
It seems you are not alone.
Some suggestions I've found so far include:
Hold shift whilst rebooting,remove Avast anti-virus,add a layout menu http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/save-and-restore-desktop-icon-layout-in-windows-vista/
Also you may wish to check your video drivers are up to date and try clicking refresh after right clicking on the desktop.
Colin, this appears to be a known bug.
Cheers
Marc

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