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Author Topic: IDEA: Allign desktop icons to right  (Read 8102 times)

Denny

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IDEA: Allign desktop icons to right
« on: September 14, 2008, 05:25:10 PM »
Hello,
I am looking for solution that would change Windows' tendency to put new icons on desktop in the top left corner.

Situation:
I like Rainlendar 2.
I am from Europe, so I read from left to right, from top to bottom, so best position for Rainlendar is in top left corner of desktop.
I like to store my current projects on desktop where I have them on my fingertips.
Whenever I save new project on desktop, Windows puts its icon in top left corner, directly into my calendar.

Solution I beg for:
Something that forces Windows to sort icons to columns on right side of desktop.

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Re: IDEA: Allign desktop icons to right
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2008, 02:56:48 AM »
I've done away with Desktop icons - everything on docks for me!

Have u tried mouser's launch bar? ;) http://www.donationc...Commander/index.html
« Last Edit: September 15, 2008, 03:08:29 AM by CleverCat »

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Re: IDEA: Allign desktop icons to right
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2008, 03:02:54 AM »
Used to use this... Iconoid

http://www.sillysot.com/

On the position tab u can move icons to right and save them there... :Thmbsup:
« Last Edit: September 15, 2008, 03:06:09 AM by CleverCat »

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Re: IDEA: Allign desktop icons to right
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2008, 03:24:55 AM »
See Desktop Icon Layout thread for options.

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Re: IDEA: Allign desktop icons to right
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2008, 03:30:33 AM »

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Re: IDEA: Allign desktop icons to right
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2008, 06:41:24 AM »
I think those solutions still don't answer his basic question as to whether you can force windows to put icons in another position by DEFAULT (rather than the top left corner). That is an interesting question, and i wonder if windows can be that flexible.

As far as solutions go, then the above are good potential solutions, though with the restore options it won't help with newly created icons... they WILL go to the top left! (A strategy i use to find new icons on desktop, that's why i put my used icons on the right and keep the left blank :))

An idea would be to create a few transparent icons to reserve those spaces... and thus the new icons would appear below them... what do you think?
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Re: IDEA: Allign desktop icons to right
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2008, 07:09:52 AM »
Thank you guys, for quick reply. But yes, none of your solutions help me. vixay is right - icons that already are on my desktop stay where they should BUT the NEW icons are again in the top left corner.

Using transparent icons is good idea but has 2 litlle problems. Icons are not so neatly aligned (they are just shifted some columns to right) and (or) I must create/delete transparent icons as number of regular icons.

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Re: IDEA: Allign desktop icons to right
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2008, 08:43:58 AM »
Tell new programmes, no desktop icons  and use quick launch bar?

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Re: IDEA: Allign desktop icons to right
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2008, 08:45:34 AM »
Just a thought - I read same as u, but have Rainlendar bottom left...

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Re: IDEA: Allign desktop icons to right
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2008, 08:51:13 AM »
No - I use Desktop as place where a store current projects (documents and so). For programs I already use RKLauncher.

Rainlendar on bottom left is not good - when you add item to to-do or event list, it "grows" down - so it can grow out of monitor.

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Re: IDEA: Allign desktop icons to right
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2008, 09:31:32 AM »
« Last Edit: September 17, 2008, 09:33:24 AM by CleverCat »

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Re: IDEA: Allign desktop icons to right
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2008, 09:44:48 AM »
Thank you for links ... none of them was actually useful - still the best idea is to use invisible icons as placeholders

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Re: IDEA: Allign desktop icons to right
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2009, 05:01:02 AM »
new one works well for me...
it can capture new icons as well...

Stardock fences...

Try it
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