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organicpete
08-12-2004, 08:30 AM
Hi People,
Anyone know how to get the win98se desktop items
to stay put where I drag them...?
Tried all the 'arrange icons' options in 'active desktop'...
life of their own atm :)

cheers
Pete

noone
08-12-2004, 08:33 AM
dont you use auto arrange in the arrange items place

noone
08-12-2004, 08:33 AM
^always works for me

Pheonix
08-12-2004, 08:54 AM
You could try http://www.midiox.com/jsoft.htm#Desktop] (http://www.midiox.com/?[url) Desktop Restore[/url] which gives you a right-click menu item "restore desktop" to the one you saved.

I haven't used it, but I have been told it is great, from a customer.

Pheonix
08-12-2004, 08:57 AM
Or , most likely it is what noone suggests, take off the auto-arrange tick.

theotherone
08-12-2004, 09:20 AM
Why not put all your desktop items into a few relevant files and put an nice pic up to look up?
http://sal.neoburn.net/imagef1/files/theotherones_otherone.jpg

noone
08-12-2004, 09:24 AM
thats the most organised desktop that i have ever seen , mine doesnt even fit on the screen sometimes

theotherone
08-12-2004, 11:10 AM
Lol Noone,
You should have seen it before I read about being tidy, in the latest PCworld.

organicpete
08-12-2004, 05:27 PM
Thanks for replies but no banana !
I have tried , as i said all combinations of active desktop/ icon arrange....
auto arrange on, auto arrange off....
I have three icons....
my computer, recycle bin and folder with all shortcuts in it.
I like the minimalist approach
I just want them to stay where I drag them :)

cheers
Pete

johnboy
08-12-2004, 05:48 PM
Look at these to see if they help.
Desktop Icons May Be Displayed Incorrectly When You Change Display Settings
here (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;262885)
How to Arrange or Move Icons on the Desktop
here (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;289587)