How to stop desktop icons moving in Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Bob White, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. Bob White

    Bob White Guest

    I arrange my working icons along the right side of the desktop and in two or
    yhree days they get moved all over the desktop. That happened in XP only
    after a fatal crash. Is there some way to lock the icons in Vista Home
    Premium?
     
    Bob White, Feb 3, 2008
    #1
    1. Advertising

  2. Bob White

    ceed Guest

    Bob White wrote:

    |I arrange my working icons along the right side of the desktop and in
    |two or yhree days they get moved all over the desktop. That happened
    |in XP only after a fatal crash. Is there some way to lock the icons
    |in Vista Home Premium?

    Right click on your desktop and make sure "Auto Arrange" and "Align to
    Grid" is checked under "View". You should also make sure you choose the
    the way you want the icons sorted under "Sort By". This is if you like
    most people sort your icons from left to right. I do not think you can
    do this if you want your icons on the right side of the screen. Might
    be some hidden registry hack for this, but I have not been able to find
    it.


    --
    //ceed
     
    ceed, Feb 3, 2008
    #2
    1. Advertising

  3. Bob White

    Max Guest

    Wintidy might help (runs on Vista just fine).
    Will remember multiple layouts and restore them on demand (no need to have
    it startup automatically).
    http://www.alexfish.com/download.htm#wintidy1

    --
    Maxwell Bluemeanie
    "Bob White" <Bob > wrote in message
    news:...
    >I arrange my working icons along the right side of the desktop and in two
    >or
    > yhree days they get moved all over the desktop. That happened in XP only
    > after a fatal crash. Is there some way to lock the icons in Vista Home
    > Premium?
     
    Max, Feb 3, 2008
    #3
  4. Bob White

    ceed Guest

    Max wrote:

    |Wintidy might help (runs on Vista just fine).
    |Will remember multiple layouts and restore them on demand (no need to
    |have it startup automatically).
    |http://www.alexfish.com/download.htm#wintidy1

    A very nice utility. Thank you for the tip! Added to my permanent
    tool-box along with a very few other utilities which actually do
    something useful. Most don't :)

    --
    //ceed
     
    ceed, Feb 3, 2008
    #4
  5. Bob White

    Bob White Guest

    Hi Max:
    Thanks for the suggestion to use WinTidy. That is exactly what I needed. I
    arranged the icons the way i want them and saved the layout. I rearranged
    them and opened WinTidy and it restored them to the exact location. It is
    too bad that Vista arranges them itself every few days and I cannot stop that
    from happening.
    Bob

    "Max" wrote:

    > Wintidy might help (runs on Vista just fine).
    > Will remember multiple layouts and restore them on demand (no need to have
    > it startup automatically).
    > http://www.alexfish.com/download.htm#wintidy1
    >
    > --
    > Maxwell Bluemeanie
    > "Bob White" <Bob > wrote in message
    > news:...
    > >I arrange my working icons along the right side of the desktop and in two
    > >or
    > > yhree days they get moved all over the desktop. That happened in XP only
    > > after a fatal crash. Is there some way to lock the icons in Vista Home
    > > Premium?

    >
    >
     
    Bob White, Feb 3, 2008
    #5
    1. Advertising

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

It takes just 2 minutes to sign up (and it's free!). Just click the sign up button to choose a username and then you can ask your own questions on the forum.
Similar Threads
  1. Poh Tze Siang

    Icons corrupted (Not Desktop Icons)

    Poh Tze Siang, Jan 21, 2007, in forum: Windows Vista General Discussion
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    467
    Chad Harris
    Jan 21, 2007
  2. maskintoojay

    desktop icons covered by unknown program icons

    maskintoojay, Oct 21, 2007, in forum: Windows Vista General Discussion
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    463
    maskintoojay
    Oct 24, 2007
  3. bri

    Vista Desktop Icons stop working.

    bri, Dec 11, 2007, in forum: Windows Vista General Discussion
    Replies:
    6
    Views:
    578
    Michael
    Jan 23, 2010
  4. Marcio

    Vista Changing Screen Resolution down -- Desktop icons moving

    Marcio, Jan 17, 2008, in forum: Windows Vista General Discussion
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    784
    Eirin
    Feb 15, 2008
  5. turnbeau

    Desktop Shortcut Icons are not actually Shortcut Icons

    turnbeau, Dec 17, 2008, in forum: Windows Vista File Management
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    508
    PaulB
    Dec 20, 2008
Loading...

Share This Page