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How do I keep Windows Vista from rearranging my desktop Icons??

    Question

  • Rarely, but unacceptably often, Windows vista completely reorganizes my desktop.  I have LOTS of icons, which I group visually for my personal usage style, and every so often Vista appears to decide piss me off and rearrange everything.  Most recently, I was displaying ESPN3 to my TV via an RGB connection.  This somehow appeared to magically (and inappropriately) reset the display resolution.  When I disconnected the TV, the icons on the desktop had all been shuffled.

    How do I prevent this forever???

    Sunday, March 27, 2011 7:49 PM

Answers

  • You can use this 3rd party tool to store the Icons on the desktop:

    Desktop Restore


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Want to install RSAT on Windows 7 Sp1? Check my HowTo: http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=150221
    Sunday, March 27, 2011 7:57 PM
  • This happens when you'r running an app or doing anything that changes your screen's resolution even if its for just a split second.

    here's a tool that works just great here


    Tunde Abagun MCP,MCSA,MCTS,MCITP en p "for the love of Computers"
    • Marked as answer by Sabrina Shen Tuesday, April 05, 2011 5:26 AM
    Tuesday, March 29, 2011 10:02 PM

All replies

  • You can use this 3rd party tool to store the Icons on the desktop:

    Desktop Restore


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Want to install RSAT on Windows 7 Sp1? Check my HowTo: http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=150221
    Sunday, March 27, 2011 7:57 PM
  • This happens when you'r running an app or doing anything that changes your screen's resolution even if its for just a split second.

    here's a tool that works just great here


    Tunde Abagun MCP,MCSA,MCTS,MCITP en p "for the love of Computers"
    • Marked as answer by Sabrina Shen Tuesday, April 05, 2011 5:26 AM
    Tuesday, March 29, 2011 10:02 PM
  • Hi,

     

    You may test the issue in Safe Mode and Clean Boot first.

     

    I also suggest you create a new user account to test the issue. The user profile issue also can cause such issue.

     

    What’s the result?

     

    Regards,

     

    Sabrina


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    Wednesday, March 30, 2011 6:51 AM