Windows move all icons to the left of the screen
Things might be different if I could leave my PC on all the time. As it is, even though I have unticked Auto arrange Icons | and Align Icons to Grid when I restart, Windows is very likely to move all my icons to the left of the screen.
It's a bit like someone coming to your desk and moving the papers around. It doesn't happen all the time, but it certainly will on the weekly Microsoft update.
Is there any extra trick I can use to stop this happening...
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I keep icons in certain places for a -purpose-. I leave gaps here and there on purpose.
And for whatever reason, if I install a program, or uninstall, or send a new shortcut to the desktop, Windows has no compunction in putting the new icon where -it- wants to (and moving my arrangement around to fit.)
Also, I have 2 monitors and sometimes, after being asleep, Windows -thinks- there's only one screen and moves ALL icons over to one screen.
In short, how do I force Windows to NEVER move my icons?
The laptop seems to support that just fine with one exception. The Windows 7 snap-to feature that lets you move a window to the right or left edge of the screen and have it pop into a half-screen mode only works on the left edge of the screen.
My cursor doesn't stop at the right edge of the screen like it does on the left . it just drags the window all the way off the right edge of the monitor.
And some icons that I have placed near the right edge of the screen on the laptop seem to be missing . as though they've been placed somewhere off the right edgeof my visible screen on the external monitor.
Is there any way to correct this?
When I drag them back to the left, no problem, but a day or two later, they will (probably) appear on the right side again.
It looks like it may only be the shortcut icons though I am not sure of that yet
Problem 2 is when your use your cursor in the directory tree while exploring a hard drive prior to windows 7 as you move from folder to folder the other panel would update. No all I see is the first folder, the one I click on with the mouse when I started.
If I hit enter then it will update I prefered the old way when it change on the left it would update the right not needing to hit enter or click on it.
Now move it to the top. The taskbar moves to the top but a 'ghost' image of a taskbar stays on the left side of the screen. Now move it to thefeft again. The taskbar moves to the left but a 'ghost' image of a taskbar stays at the top of the screen. Now move it to the right. The 'ghost' disappears.
Move it back to the top. this works OK. With the taskbar at the top, set it to hide mode, and reboot the system.
When hidden the taskbar now displays a narrow strip at the top of the screen. Move the cursor to the top of the screen to display the taskbar.
The narrow strip still hangs below the displayed taskbar.
And, before anyone posts, I do know of a Stardock program called Fences, but It does not have the auto-arrange functionality that I want.
Although right when I move my mouse, the screen goes black for half a sec and resumes to its normal speed. This happens every 5mins or so and some times it wont only lag butactually freeze my computer.
I am running on windows 7 64-bit. I have 3 monitors attached to my computer so I was wondering if maybe my cpu is being over worked and goes on like a power save mode when I'm not moving the mouse or something.
I tried a right mouse > Personalize > and selected TASKBAR and START MENU to move the taskbar to the left side, but the taskbar is missing. Also now when I do a right mouse on the desktop > then select Personalize > then select TASKBAR and START MENU > the task bar dialog does not appear.
To summarize, all I did to get into this mess was drag the TASKBAR from the left to the right side of the screen and the TASKBAR vanished.