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Desktop Dragging Disabled?

  1. #1

    Desktop Dragging Disabled?


    Icons on my desktop seem to be locked...

    1) I can create new ones.
    2) I can move them "out" of the desktop
    3) I can delete them
    4) I can "auto-arrange" them...

    However I cannot move them...
    1) I recently installed 8.1
    2) installed and uninstalled Dexpot (Virtual Dsktop) some of the setting might have remained after its removal??

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  2. #2


    Maryland USA
    Posts : 758
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot


    I had a similar issue with fences, I had to reinstall fences then uninstall it again. I believe the uninstallation was interrupted initially.

    And dont forget to reboot!
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  3. #3


    Yep...I uninstalled fences..rebooted and it worked...
    thanks sooo much!!
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  4. #4


    Maryland USA
    Posts : 758
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot


    Its a shame tho, I liked fences....

    I use dexpot on my Win 7 machine, I sort my programs by screens. Internet stuff, graphics stuff, utilities....
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