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how to disable auto arrange function on desktop

by diftwu / September 26, 2008 9:36 PM PDT

Everytime when I arrange icons on desktop as how I like ,after that if I right click on desktop-->arrange icons by-->auto arrange -->all the icons I have arranged will go back to the originality .I just want them arranged as what I like .How to disable "auto arrange" function , let it display as gray ,cannot be selected .

Thanks!

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Links for your research.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 26, 2008 9:39 PM PDT
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Thanks ,but it's no use for me
by diftwu / September 27, 2008 12:33 AM PDT

Thanks ,but it's no use for me . I have tried more times ,it remained the same .

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Then it's likely to be ...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 27, 2008 12:50 AM PDT

A "don't do that" answer. There are softwares to help lock icons on the desktop. Did you try this one - http://users.rcn.com/taylotr/icon_restore.html

This is a rather old issue with Windows. I find some rediscover this annoyance.
Bob

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