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Desktop blocking direction

  1. #1


    Tim Walters Guest

    Desktop blocking direction

    When I do a block on bthe desktop, it selects horizontally. How can I change
    it to doing it vertically?

    Thanks



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  2. #2


    Tim Walters Guest

    Re: Desktop blocking direction


    "Tim Walters" <timuualters@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > When I do a block on bthe desktop, it selects horizontally. How can I
    > change
    > it to doing it vertically?
    >
    > Thanks
    Re-reading the above, I think it may not be clear what I'm saying. Suppose
    you have 64 icons on the desktop. They've been added column by column. So
    when blocking the top icon in the rightmost column to the bottom icon in the
    same column, one would expect just the last column to be blocked. But Vista
    selects by rows, so the block contains _all_ the icons.

    Surely this option can be changed, because I think W2K worked more
    logically.

    Thanks.



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  3. #3


    Dave Guest

    Re: Desktop blocking direction

    You're probably using the Shift key to select the icons.
    Just click and drag a rectangle around the column, instead.
    Works fine.


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    "Tim Walters" <timuualters@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Tim Walters" <timuualters@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:2dgs6k.uoj.17.1@xxxxxx

    >> When I do a block on bthe desktop, it selects horizontally. How can I
    >> change
    >> it to doing it vertically?
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >
    > Re-reading the above, I think it may not be clear what I'm saying. Suppose
    > you have 64 icons on the desktop. They've been added column by column. So
    > when blocking the top icon in the rightmost column to the bottom icon in
    > the same column, one would expect just the last column to be blocked. But
    > Vista selects by rows, so the block contains _all_ the icons.
    >
    > Surely this option can be changed, because I think W2K worked more
    > logically.
    >
    > Thanks.
    >

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