// New installation doesn't allow free positioning desktop icons //

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    Rick Trelles

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    Hi!

    I've used XP SP3 for ten years, lately had problems, tried to switch to 8.1 Didn't like at all!

    Reinstalled XP and so far everything OK. Except before I could place desktop icons anywhere, now whey go in a rigid grid. I use Windows classic theme.

    I can even run previous installation in old disk, don't see any difference in setting using properties of desktop.

    Any ideas, you XP experts.

    Thank you.
     
    Rick Trelles, Jun 25, 2020
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    OK, thank you, Elizabeth!
    Right clicking desktop there's an "arrange icons by" submenu!.
     
    Rick Trelles, Jun 25, 2020
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    Is auto arrange icons checked ? if it is uncheck it..
     
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    I had this (on new install) issue where icons were arranged 'aligned to grid' but that setting was NOT checked. I CHECKED it, ok Started over & UN-checked it, then it worked ok.

    Also, the same issue with 'auto arrange':
     
    cornemuse, Jun 27, 2020 at 12:29 AM
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