Can't rearrange my desktop icons

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  1. maryi

    maryi New Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I've bought the Asus 1200 HA laptop with Windows7 but I can't rearrange my desktop icons like the way I want them to. Does anyone here knows what kind of settings I must change for this?

    Thank you and greetings
     
  2. maryi

    maryi New Member

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    It must be possible because on my old laptop I could set any icon or folder at any location on my desktop but now they're all preset or maybe better said; next to each other.
     
  3. Super Sarge

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    right click on blank spot on desk Top go to organize take a look to see what is checked for Icons your machine may be set up for auto organize or align to grid.
     
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    Make sure your desktop isn't locked. Right click and confirm that it isn't.
     
  5. maryi

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    Hi Windows7HelpGuy,

    Thank you so much for your help!


    Maria
     
  6. Peter K

    Peter K New Member

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    Apparently this resolved the problem. Having the same problem on one of my four Windows 7 installations, I am not aware of locking/unlocking the desktop, nor does Win7 Help give any reference to locking/unlocking desktop. Did you mean locking/unlocking taskbar? I have tried locking /unlocking taskbar, checking & unchecking under right click View 'auto arrange' & 'align to grid', deleted icon cache in AppData/Local, found the hard way that the icon spacing otions from Vista are no longer available.

    I'd greatly appreciate any further help/suggestions.

    Peter K
     
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    To set mine up I have it set to sort by none checked and have maintain sorting check
    This may be what he is talking about
     
  8. Peter K

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    Thanks for your reply.
    I'm still not following. On my installation, right ckicking on desktop gives 'View', 'Sort by' & 'Personalize' as relevant options. 'Sort by' does not have 'None' as an option, but checking neither of the options would be the same thing & that's what I have. I do not have a 'maintain sorting' or similar option anywhere, that I am aware of. (Frustrating thing, at least two of the other three Windows 7 installation have exactly the same options set & there I can rearrange as I want.) The changes under 'Personalize' really only afect several icons which can be shown & what pctures are shown with them. I have changed all of those options several times, no change!

    Peter K
     

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