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Desktop Icons Won't Stay Where I Put Them

#1
I don't like where windows puts desktop icons by default, so I have them put where I want. This has always worked for every machine that I have running XP. But in Vista, when I log off or restart all of my desktop icons get re-arranged and re-aligned. I am using:
Medium Icons
Auto Arrange = No
Align to Grid = No
Sort by = none

I have a solution. It's a program called Iconoid and it works just fine. I'm just wondering what is causing this in the first place and why do I need a third party program to force the icon's position back where I want them???

Is this just another Vista "feature", like classic start menu forcing sort by name?
 

lordbob75

Lord of Bobs
Vista Pro
Gold Member
#2
You know, I had the same problem. I never really figured it out, it just stopped on its own... The quicklaunch is doing the same to me in Seven...

~Lordbob
 
#3
More Problems:

Another Vista only problem... When I open My Computer the view sometimes reverts back from Large Icons to Tile, and from Group by None to Group by Type. Yes, I have already toggled Tools > Folder Options > View > Remember each folders view settings. And Apply to Folders... etc.

So that makes three Vista bugs that have yet to be resolved, and three more reasons on my list for going back to XP Pro.
 

wysiwyg

Member
Power User
#4
Re: More Problems:

Another Vista only problem... When I open My Computer the view sometimes reverts back from Large Icons to Tile, and from Group by None to Group by Type. Yes, I have already toggled Tools > Folder Options > View > Remember each folders view settings. And Apply to Folders... etc.

So that makes three Vista bugs that have yet to be resolved, and three more reasons on my list for going back to XP Pro.
Reading the above I think you should seriously think about doing a clean reinstall, it certainly looks like some kind of corruption.

I've never had that problem, in normal use, occasionally when installing a new program, but reverts to normal after installation.

I notice you use the Business system, wondered why.?