icon jumping


J

Josh

I have 4 icons on left side of screen. when I restart computer the
recycle bin icon is always on the right side of screen. I rearrange
it, right click and select save desktop icon layout to no avail.
this started about one week ago and do not know what else to try.
thanks for any help
 
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A

Andrew E.

R.click the desktop,properties,customize,web tab,locate "lock desktop items"
box & check it.
 
O

Olórin

Josh said:
I have 4 icons on left side of screen. when I restart computer the recycle
bin icon is always on the right side of screen. I rearrange it, right click
and select save desktop icon layout to no avail.
this started about one week ago and do not know what else to try.
thanks for any help

The "save desktop icon layout" option you're getting isn't a feature of XP
per se - it's from a third party utility. Try uninstalling and reinstalling
that.
 
J

Josh

Olórin said:
The "save desktop icon layout" option you're getting isn't a feature ofXP
per se - it's from a third party utility. Try uninstalling and reinstalling
that.
it is a third party download that I tried to help with problem but it
doesn't work.
 
O

Olórin

Olórin said:
The "save desktop icon layout" option you're getting isn't a feature of XP
per se - it's from a third party utility. Try uninstalling and
reinstalling that.
it is a third party download that I tried to help with problem but it
doesn't work.
When you say "I rearrange it, right click and select save desktop icon
layout to no avail", what exactly do you mean? Does it give an error message
of some sort when you try to save, or is the option greyed out? Or do you
just mean that it seems to save it, but the layout is lost on next logon?
Does a right-click > "Restore Desktop Icon Layout" work?

If you right-click an empty part of your desktop and hover over "Arrange
Icons By", which items in the list have ticks next to them?
 
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T

Twayne

I have 4 icons on left side of screen. when I restart computer the
recycle bin icon is always on the right side of screen. I rearrange
it, right click and select save desktop icon layout to no avail.
this started about one week ago and do not know what else to try.
thanks for any help

XP doesn't provide that, so it must be a 3rd party app, right?
In most of those, it's a 2 step thing: You SAVE the layout. The layout
gets messed up.
Then you have to RESTORE or RELOAD the desktop. Sounds like you're
missing part of it or an icon or something. Check the docs with the app
to see how to get the saved desktop setting back.
I use one and it's great; especially if I have to jump into Safe Mode
for anything.

HTH
 

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