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...
What's wrong... Please write below.
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?
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.
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?
I have my taskbar on the right side of the screen. I have gadgets (network meter, and CPU usage) to the left of the taskbar. I added the Drives Meter gadget and it popped to the left of the taskbar, top of the screen.
I want all my gadgets at the bottom of the screen, stacked to the left of the taskbar, but they won't move. How do I get them to move?
I have an HP computer running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.
I have always placed the icons on my desktop in certain locations. I did this by right clicking on the desktop and selecting “View”. My choices under View have always been only “Medium icons” and “Show desktop icons”.
This allowed me to move the icons to any place. When I turned the computer off and back on, they were in the same location (I did not select “Auto arrange icons” or “Align icons to grid”).
Suddenly, for no reason, when I turn on my computer the icons are all jumbled in a compact grid on the left side of my screen. AND THERE IS A CHECK NEXT TO “AUTO ARRANGE ICONS” EVEN THOUGH I NEVER CHECKED THIS.
Is there some setting I have to make so the computer does not put a check next to the Auto arrange icons and I can get the icons to stay put when I turn the computer off and on?
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.
Have the taskbar set w/ auto-hide turned off and the taskbar locked but I can still move/rearrange my icons on the taskbar (left side of screen).
Anything I can do to truly lock the taskbar icons down?
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.
I’ll be working in Word, Excel, Google e-mail, literally any application and all of a sudden my screen display goes to a Windows logo in a blue background (the desktop minus my shortcut icons). If I move the mouse slightly, the changed screen display goes away and almost immediately returns.
If I move the mouse again, it goes away for a period of time, usually 15-30 minutes before the interruption starts all over again.