Desktop icons move

patch41

Vista Pro
Hi folks, i find that when i start my pc from sleep my desk top icons have moved, could it be that when i click on the mouse, and the screen is dark i may be clicking a spot on the screen not knowing that i am inadvertently moving them,and is there a way to lock them in place, so it does not happen. I have windows vista premium 32-bit, thank you
 

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niemiro

Banned
Hi,

Right click on your desktop, Under View, Uncheck "Auto Arrange".

Richard
 

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System One

  • Name
    Richard
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 420
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 2.50GHz
    Motherboard
    Stock Dell 0TP406
    Memory
    4 gb (DDR2 800) 400MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 3870 (512 MBytes)
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 x Dell 2007FP and 1 x (old) Sonic flat screen
    Screen Resolution
    1600 x 1200 and 1280 x 1204
    Hard Drives
    1 x 640Gb (SATA 300)
    Western Digital: WDC WD6400AAKS-75A7B0

    1 x 1Tb (SATA 600)
    Western Digital: Caviar Black, SATA 6GB/S, 64Mb cache, 8ms
    Western Digital: WDC WD1002FAEX-00Z3A0 ATA Device
    PSU
    Stock PSU - 375W
    Case
    Dell XPS 420
    Cooling
    Stock Fan
    Mouse
    Advent Optical ADE-WG01 (colour change light up)
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    Dell Bluetooth
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    120 kb/s
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    ASUS USB 3.0 5Gbps/SATA 6Gbps - PCI-Express Combo Controller Card (U3S6)
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richc46

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Hi folks, i find that when i start my pc from sleep my desk top icons have moved, could it be that when i click on the mouse, and the screen is dark i may be clicking a spot on the screen not knowing that i am inadvertently moving them,and is there a way to lock them in place, so it does not happen. I have windows vista premium 32-bit, thank you

There are two auto arrange modes. The plain auto arrange and the align to grid. You may want to try the one that is not checked you may like it.
 

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System One

  • Name
    Richard
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
    DSL provided by ATT
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    us connecticut
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