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Make desktop icons stop rearranging themselves

  1. #1


    Posts : 103
    Windows 8.1 64 Bit

    Make desktop icons stop rearranging themselves


    I want my desktop icons to be arranged to a pattern I like. But whenever I do this Windows 8 will destroy my pattern randomly back to default. Is there a way to stop this? I have Auto arrange icons unchecked BTW.

    I have Start8 and Windows 7 widget support installed if this makes a difference. (I don't want to remove or diable them)
    Thanks

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I use Iconoid.

    Iconoid - Hide and show desktop icons, maketransparent backgrounds

    It works pretty good.
    Not perfect but pretty good at keeping icon position & other things.
    Free.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 103
    Windows 8.1 64 Bit


    Many thanks!

    I will try it!
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    You are welcome.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 103
    Windows 8.1 64 Bit


    It does work wonderful, many thanks! besides the possibility of saving the position is the best!
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  6. #6


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    You are welcome again.
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  7. #7


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Iconoid? Thanx - I have the same problem. YES! What I needed was a way to save the Relative Positions - When I use LCARSx32 it moves everything down.
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  8. #8


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I like having icon text gold colored.
    I found Iconoid many years ago.
    They keep updating it.
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  9. #9


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Well, it is kind of dangerous if you have all of the features active all at once. I just need my iCons to stay when I put them, I don't need to hide em or hide the taskbar. Is that supposed to save power? It locked me up last night, I think it was just too much it was trying to do, and after all I only have 2 GB Ram in this computer! Heh.
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  10. #10


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I only use the text color & position features.

    I've never had problems with it.
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