Placing Desktop Shortcut Icons


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OREALLY

Every time I use the rt. click / create shortcut.... the icons are placed in
the same spot (upper left corner). Is there a way to choose where these
shortcut icons are placed on the desktop?

Thanks,

Oreally
 
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J. P. Gilliver (John)

OREALLY said:
Every time I use the rt. click / create shortcut.... the icons are
placed in the same spot (upper left corner). Is there a way to choose
where these shortcut icons are placed on the desktop?

Thanks,

Oreally
Can't say for 7, but for XP and earlier, I'd ask have you got auto
arrange of icons turned on? IIRR 7 has more versatile control rather
than just on or off, but something similar. (In XP, with it turned
_off_, I'm pretty sure it places the new one where I right-click.)
 
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OREALLY

More specifically from a web page.....rt click / create shortcut. I don't
seem to have any control over WHERE Win 7 places the shortcut icon!



"J. P. Gilliver (John)" wrote in message

OREALLY said:
Every time I use the rt. click / create shortcut.... the icons are placed
in the same spot (upper left corner). Is there a way to choose where these
shortcut icons are placed on the desktop?

Thanks,

Oreally
Can't say for 7, but for XP and earlier, I'd ask have you got auto
arrange of icons turned on? IIRR 7 has more versatile control rather
than just on or off, but something similar. (In XP, with it turned
_off_, I'm pretty sure it places the new one where I right-click.)
 
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Jolly polly

OREALLY said:
More specifically from a web page.....rt click / create shortcut. I don't
seem to have any control over WHERE Win 7 places the shortcut icon!
Right click on your desktop > view > uncheck auto arrange icons
 
J

J. P. Gilliver (John)

OREALLY said:
More specifically from a web page.....rt click / create shortcut. I
don't seem to have any control over WHERE Win 7 places the shortcut
icon!
Please don't post a followup and email a private reply at once: if you
really must, at least say (at the top of both) that you're doing so.

Where would you like it to put it, if you're doing it from a web page as
you describe: and how would you tell it that information? (I'm assuming
you have tried, as I and "Jolly polly" suggested, ensuring that auto
arrange is turned off.)

"J. P. Gilliver (John)" wrote in message



Can't say for 7, but for XP and earlier, I'd ask have you got auto
arrange of icons turned on? IIRR 7 has more versatile control rather
than just on or off, but something similar. (In XP, with it turned
_off_, I'm pretty sure it places the new one where I right-click.)
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)[email protected]+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

resentment is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die -
attributed to Carrie Fisher by Gareth McLean, in Radio Times 28 January-3
February 2012
 
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OREALLY

auto arrange is turned off (not checked)

"J. P. Gilliver (John)" wrote in message

OREALLY said:
More specifically from a web page.....rt click / create shortcut. I don't
seem to have any control over WHERE Win 7 places the shortcut icon!
Please don't post a followup and email a private reply at once: if you
really must, at least say (at the top of both) that you're doing so.

Where would you like it to put it, if you're doing it from a web page as
you describe: and how would you tell it that information? (I'm assuming
you have tried, as I and "Jolly polly" suggested, ensuring that auto
arrange is turned off.)

"J. P. Gilliver (John)" wrote in message



Can't say for 7, but for XP and earlier, I'd ask have you got auto
arrange of icons turned on? IIRR 7 has more versatile control rather
than just on or off, but something similar. (In XP, with it turned
_off_, I'm pretty sure it places the new one where I right-click.)
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)[email protected]+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

resentment is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die -
attributed to Carrie Fisher by Gareth McLean, in Radio Times 28 January-3
February 2012
 
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