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creating a shortcut to sort desktop icons by name


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#1
I'd like to create a shortcut that sorts desktop icons by name in alphabetic order.
Wondering if this is possible. Without a shortcut it takes several clicks though the desktop content menu (right click).
 

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#2
Several clicks, as you do mean this ? 2 clicks

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Never heard of shortcut for this
 

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#3
Same here, right-click of the Desktop and Sort by gives choices, has worked in several versions of Windows.

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#4
Yep, 2 clicks :party:, but believe OP looking for shortcut to do same.
 

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#5
Depends upon where the shortcut is stored, if on the Desktop it's still 2 clicks, on the Taskbar only one click. Unless, of course, a setting is changed to allow single clicking everywhere.
 

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#6
Depends upon where the shortcut is stored, if on the Desktop it's still 2 clicks, on the Taskbar only one click. Unless, of course, a setting is changed to allow single clicking everywhere.
True, just trying figure out the logic to why need to do with a shortcut
 

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#7
Same here.
 

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#8
after you set it its just done. no need to re set it.
 

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#9
first click to sort by name sorts by reverse alphabetical order, need to repeat process for alphabetical order.
Not a big time saver, just would like a one click shortcut
 

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#10
first click to sort by name sorts by reverse alphabetical order, need to repeat process for alphabetical order.
Not a big time saver, just would like a one click shortcut
Under view uncheck Auto Arrange, then click Sort by Name, try this.
 

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