How do I turn OFF auto arrange, and snap to grid on the desktop

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Help and Support' started by cbleman, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. cbleman

    cbleman Active Member

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    How do I turn off auto arrange, and also stop the snap to grid function on the desktop so I can arrange the tiles exactly the way I want?
     
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    Have you looked at right click on the screen and, then, under the "view" item.
     
  3. cbleman

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    Sorry I took so long to get back. I was occupied for the Holiday.

    Okay, My bust. I did say desktop when I meant the shell (or whatever it's called it these days). I would like to arrange the tiles MY way, and not have them arrange themselves. When I drag a tile in a group to a spot, I don't want another to jump into its place, or have the tiles arrange themselves around the one I just moved. It's annoying! how do I make it stop? If I cannot do that, is there a way to turn the shell completely off, and launch "Apps" from the desktop? Is there a way to replace the tiles with Icons?
     
    #3 cbleman, Nov 25, 2012
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