David Beroff (d4b) wrote,
David Beroff
d4b

Windows 7 icon positions within a folder?

[Preamble: Yes, I've tried Googling, but I'm not even sure what the right search terms should be. See title above.]

So, my desktop monitor's been having issues, and sometimes it doesn't communicate its display info to the operating system, so my screen resolution changes slightly. No huge deal, except that all of my desktop icons that I've carefully grouped and arranged for quick access now get thrown together into one large, unsorted pile on the left side of the screen.

For years, Windows had allowed one to (optionally) arrange (and preserve) icon positions within an individual folder, so that you could keep "mini-desktops". I had found this feature to be incredibly handy. Sometime over the recent months (years?) of Windows 7 evolution, that feature has either been removed or severely hidden, replaced with pre-defined orderings such as alphabetical. Yeah, I guess I could precede each icon label with a two-digit number to force an order, but that just seems like too much effort, and I don't necessarily want everything bunched together.

Any ideas, anyone?
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