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Can you arrange icons in toolbars?

  1. #1


    Posts : 18
    Win 8 Pro

    Can you arrange icons in toolbars?


    I made a toolbar on my taskbar of a folder with a few things in it. I can drag and rearrange the icons on the toolbar but, every time I reset/shut down/log out or anything, the icons all return to the default positions. Is there any way to get the icons to save their given arrangements?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Mosslump, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    I haven't tested this yet, but disabling auto arrange may be able to stop this as well.

    Windows Explorer Auto Arrange - Disable in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 18
    Win 8 Pro


    Thanks for the reply, your tutorials are always pretty great. Unfortunately, disabling auto arrange did not seem to help with my problem.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    I'm sorry to hear that it didn't work for you.
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  5. #5


    Have you tried deleting ones you want to change order of and reinstalling them.
    its been my experience that new shortcuts remain at the bottom until I move them up.
    Then they stay unless I right click & click on Sort by name
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  6. #6


    Posts : 18
    Win 8 Pro


    I used to be able to arrange the icons, and then I encountered this problem. I tried a few things to fix it, but nothing worked. I gave up and let them auto-arrange and, in less than a week, the problem went away for no apparent reason.
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    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Thank you for posting back with your results Mosslump.

    I'm happy to hear that it sorted itself out for you.
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