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Centering my desktop shortcuts

  1. #1


    Posts : 42
    Windows 8.1 x64

    Centering my desktop shortcuts


    I was wondering how could I center my desktop icons, here's a picture to show what I'm talking about:

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    I would like for the icons to be more on the left, since it isn't as centered as I would like them to be. Is there a registry edit or something I can do to make that happen?

    I tried editing the "IconSpacing" key in regedit but it won't let me go past -760, same with "IconVerticalSpacing"

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    The exact center of your monitor is a grid line, so you can't place ONE icon in the exact center unless you un-check 'Align icons to grid' and place them manually.
    (Or, always have an even number of columns, then they'll always be centered.)

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  3. #3


    Posts : 42
    Windows 8.1 x64


    That worked! Can't believe I overlooked that haha, I appreciate it!!
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