Windows 2000: Moving Desktop Icons
Category: Computers > Operating Systems
Asked by: nautico-ga
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10 Nov 2003 10:15 PST
Expires: 10 Dec 2003 10:15 PST
Question ID: 274414
I'm trying to help a friend who's using Win 2000 Pro. Her desktop icons are currently arranged in several vertical columns beginning at the left margin. She would like to be able to arrange them manually by dragging them around the desktop. I can do this in Win XP Pro, but after gaining remote access to her computer, I can't seem to figure out if the same sort of manual arranging is possible. Win 2000 Pro's desktop lacks the align-to-grid option available with XP. Is there some other way to manually arrange Win 2000 icons?
Re: Windows 2000: Moving Desktop Icons
Answered By: endo-ga on 10 Nov 2003 12:29 PST
Hi, Thank you for your question. Windows will always try and arrange the icons in the given order on the left of the screen if you have 'auto arrange' selected. By unselecting 'auto arrange' you can place the icons anywhere on the screen. Beware though, that if your computer crashes, it will not remember any changes made since the last boot. So if you have a lot of icons and spend lots of time rearranging them, then you might want to reboot after all the work. Matrox cards come with a nifty utility that remembers where icons are placed, this is so you can restore them after a resolution change, or after someone clicks on 'auto arrange'. There is also a program called 'Icon Restore' which claims to do the same thing, although I have not used it personally, it has a good rating on Download.com Thank you for using Google Answers. Regards, endo Icon Restore 1.0 http://download.com.com/3000-2347-10163500.html?tag=lst-0-1
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