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Anonymous
October 20, 2004 6:16:08 AM

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I cant rearrange the icons on my desktop - they are locked in a grid
somehow. I've tried right-clicking the desktop but the options I want I not
there. I want to re-arrange the icons according to my preferences and not to
some pre-set way.

linda

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Anonymous
October 20, 2004 6:16:09 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Right click Desktop | Arrange Icons By |

UNCheck: Auto Arrange
[[Arrange the icons in columns along the left side of your screen.]]

UNCheck: Lock Web Items on Desktop
[[Specifies whether Web content windows or items that *you* have placed on
your desktop are locked in place and can’t be moved. Select the check box to
lock Web content in place. Clear the check box if you want to be able to
move Web content.]]

Items can be moved, but are moved back after reboot.

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes

In news:uUi6zbftEHA.2300@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl,
Linda Su Yin Chia <s002920@student.uq.edu.au> hunted and pecked:
> I cant rearrange the icons on my desktop - they are locked in a grid
> somehow. I've tried right-clicking the desktop but the options I want
> I not there. I want to re-arrange the icons according to my
> preferences and not to some pre-set way.
>
> linda
Anonymous
October 20, 2004 6:16:10 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Hi Wesley,
Thanks for replying- the auto-arrange & lock web item options are all
unchecked but nothing happens. I've also tried checking and unchecking those
items, hoping that it would wake up the system a little. But it is still as
stubborn, it still won't move!
linda

"Wesley Vogel" wrote:

> Right click Desktop | Arrange Icons By |
>
> UNCheck: Auto Arrange
> [[Arrange the icons in columns along the left side of your screen.]]
>
> UNCheck: Lock Web Items on Desktop
> [[Specifies whether Web content windows or items that *you* have placed on
> your desktop are locked in place and can’t be moved. Select the check box to
> lock Web content in place. Clear the check box if you want to be able to
> move Web content.]]
>
> Items can be moved, but are moved back after reboot.
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
> Wes
>
> In news:uUi6zbftEHA.2300@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl,
> Linda Su Yin Chia <s002920@student.uq.edu.au> hunted and pecked:
> > I cant rearrange the icons on my desktop - they are locked in a grid
> > somehow. I've tried right-clicking the desktop but the options I want
> > I not there. I want to re-arrange the icons according to my
> > preferences and not to some pre-set way.
> >
> > linda
>
>
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Anonymous
October 20, 2004 11:17:23 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Linda,

Right click Desktop | Arrange Icons By |
UNCheck: Align to Grid
[[Snap icons into place as designated by an invisible grid on your screen.
The grid keeps the icons aligned with each other.]]
[[When the invisible desktop grid is turned on, icons snap into alignment
whenever you move them, giving your desktop a cleaner look. ]]

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes

In news:19DF412A-3FCE-44E6-AC9E-ED80A6F83256@microsoft.com,
Linda Su Yin Chia <Linda Su Yin Chia@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and
pecked:
> Hi Wesley,
> Thanks for replying- the auto-arrange & lock web item options are all
> unchecked but nothing happens. I've also tried checking and
> unchecking those items, hoping that it would wake up the system a
> little. But it is still as stubborn, it still won't move!
> linda
>
> "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
>
>> Right click Desktop | Arrange Icons By |
>>
>> UNCheck: Auto Arrange
>> [[Arrange the icons in columns along the left side of your screen.]]
>>
>> UNCheck: Lock Web Items on Desktop
>> [[Specifies whether Web content windows or items that *you* have
>> placed on your desktop are locked in place and can’t be moved.
>> Select the check box to lock Web content in place. Clear the check
>> box if you want to be able to
>> move Web content.]]
>>
>> Items can be moved, but are moved back after reboot.
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>> Wes
>>
>> In news:uUi6zbftEHA.2300@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl,
>> Linda Su Yin Chia <s002920@student.uq.edu.au> hunted and pecked:
>>> I cant rearrange the icons on my desktop - they are locked in a grid
>>> somehow. I've tried right-clicking the desktop but the options I
>>> want I not there. I want to re-arrange the icons according to my
>>> preferences and not to some pre-set way.
>>>
>>> linda
October 20, 2004 11:56:45 AM

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put in the Windows CD...

go to start - run and type sfc /scannow

this will fix all...hopefully! ;-)
Anonymous
October 25, 2004 9:18:42 AM

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Hi All,

I use this http://www.sillysot.com/ Its free and it puts and keeps

my Icons anywhere I want too..



Sam.....!!!!


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"Linda Su Yin Chia" <s002920@student.uq.edu.au> wrote in message
news:uUi6zbftEHA.2300@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>I cant rearrange the icons on my desktop - they are locked in a grid
>somehow. I've tried right-clicking the desktop but the options I want I not
>there. I want to re-arrange the icons according to my preferences and not
>to some pre-set way.
>
> linda
>
>
!