Win 7 - Manual desktop arrangement destroyed


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Marcus

I am sorry for asking this question here, but I could not find any group
dealing with Windows Seven.

Since a couple of days, each time I turn on my laptop my manual arrangement
of the icons on the desktop is destroyed. A part of the icons is put along
the left vertical edge of the screen and another part of the icons along the
right vertical edge of the screen. Some of the icons thrown towards the
right edge are even placed under the gadgets!

Both the Auto Arrange and Align to grid are unchecked!

I run Windows 7 Professional and use another display unit connected to the
laptop by a cable.

Does somebody have an idea what is going on?

Thanks a lot in advance!
Marcus
 
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Bigguy

I run Windows 7 Professional and use another display unit connected to
the laptop by a cable.

It is likely that when you connect to the other display it is
reconfiguring the laptop's desktop to a different resolution (that of
the external display) and this is moving the icons.

In Vista there is this... (it apparently works with Win7 too)

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/save-and-restore-desktop-icon-layout-in-windows-vista/


Also this -
http://www.blogsdna.com/3524/backup-restore-desktop-icons-position-on-windows-7-vista-xp.htm

(I've not tried this)...


IconRestore http://users.rcn.com/taylotr/icon_restore.html worked
for me in XP - I don't know if it works in Win7



Guy
 
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Marcus

It is likely that when you connect to the other display it is
reconfiguring the laptop's desktop to a different resolution (that of the
external display) and this is moving the icons.

Well, the other display remains connected to the laptop all the time. It was
not disconnected and reconnected as the problem described occurred.
I use the laptop mostly as a stationary PC.

Marcus
 
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PvdG42

Marcus said:
I am sorry for asking this question here, but I could not find any group
dealing with Windows Seven.

Since a couple of days, each time I turn on my laptop my manual
arrangement of the icons on the desktop is destroyed. A part of the icons
is put along the left vertical edge of the screen and another part of the
icons along the right vertical edge of the screen. Some of the icons
thrown towards the right edge are even placed under the gadgets!

Both the Auto Arrange and Align to grid are unchecked!

I run Windows 7 Professional and use another display unit connected to the
laptop by a cable.

Does somebody have an idea what is going on?

Thanks a lot in advance!
Marcus

There are no Microsoft newsgroups for Win 7 support. Support is available
through web forums here:

http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/windows7

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/category/w7itpro/
 

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