Windows 7 Arrange Desktop Icons (again) without flipping the order RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm a bit of a stickler for "the way things used to be" and tend to have problems adjusting to new ways of doing things. I was looking for a way to stop windows 7 from flipping the order when you arrange icons by name (as in to fill an empty spot left by a deleted icon) WITHOUT checking auto arrange.

    When I download a file I prefer it to download to my desktop. MS has it drop into the first hole (blank spot) it finds. If you delete a desktop icon, (create a hole) right click and select arrange by date (for example), if the icons were already arranged that way, but just have an empty spot now, it flips the order and now you have them arranged oldest to newest (or vise versa)

    So what I'm asking is: Can you Arrange icons (again for example: by date) 2 times in a row and have it NOT flip them?


    Thanks in advance for any suggestions

    Thursday, April 15, 2010 2:41 PM