Is there a way to 'lock' icons on my desktop?

  buel 22:59 05 Nov 2010
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Hello.
Im sure this question must have been asked but i'll ask anyway- please can someone tell me if there is a way to lock my icons on my Vista desktop? I spent ages earlier organising them where i wanted them only for a restart to completely ruin them and (seemingly deliberately :0) put them all over my desktop. Oh id been so pleased with myself too!

  northumbria61 23:07 05 Nov 2010

Here is how to do it via a Registry Edit - click here

  birdface 23:45 05 Nov 2010

I am sure you used to be able to do it with either rightclicking the taskbar or right clicking the Desktop and tick lock icons.
I was thinking about XP then so maybe not Vista.

  birdface 23:53 05 Nov 2010

Not sure if this works or not.

click here

  Chas49 00:01 06 Nov 2010

Another, easy, way of doing this is to use the free program Fences. click here (If a link is not formed then highlight this and paste into the address bar of your browser)

  Chas49 00:03 06 Nov 2010

Hmmm.. I see that the link did form! Try it - you may like it.

  MAT ALAN 00:12 06 Nov 2010

ttp://click here

might help...

  rdave13 00:14 06 Nov 2010

Right click on the desktop and select View,
Uncheck Auto Arrange,
click Align to grid
click Show Desktop Icons.

  Sea Urchin 00:23 06 Nov 2010

This program will easily do what you want

click here

  rdave13 00:27 06 Nov 2010

Why a third party option?

  rdave13 00:27 06 Nov 2010

Why a third party option?

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