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13-11-2001, 02:25 PM
Certain games I play on my PC have a habit of rearranging my desktop layout when I exit the game. Any ideas why this is and any way to stop it happening?

13-11-2001, 03:34 PM
Possibly the game is running at a different resolution from your desktop. If for example your desktop is 1024x768 and you run a game which uses 800x600 windows will helpfully rearrange all you icons for you so they fix on the 800x600 desktop.

Either arrange all your icons towards the top left of your screen - within whatever dimension the game is running at.

Or run your games at the same resolution as your desktop.

13-11-2001, 08:58 PM
Previous post sounds about right.
There is a download on the net somewhere of a program which will take a snapshot of your desktop and is able to restore it. Can't remember where though.

15-11-2001, 08:22 AM
Thanks for the ideas. I have tried the resolution thing but the desktop is still rearranged....curses! foiled again!