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    Wierd puter problem

    I have all my desk top icons in groups around the perimeter of monitor. Lately when I close a program, the icons will all shift to the left side of the screen. What could be the cause of this?
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    Re: Wierd puter problem

    Right click on the desktop. Select "arrange icons by", and look to see if "Auto Arrange" is checked.
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    Re: Wierd puter problem

    Align to grid is checked
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    Re: Wierd puter problem

    There are two additional things to check. Caveat: I'm on windows 7 so the advice may not apply.

    Easiest is to go into the personalize screen and uncheck the part where it allows a theme to change icons (especially if you recently installed or changed themes).

    Next would be to make a registry change - here's one thread that discusses the process. You have to find the parts by a user whose name is something like security14 (sorry I forget, too lazy to go back, just scroll down & you'll find it).
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    Re: Wierd puter problem

    Is it the same program or does it do it with multiple applications?

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    Re: Wierd puter problem

    It seems to do it at ramdom.
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    Re: Wierd puter problem

    Changing screen resolution to a lower resolution and then changing back will cause this, perhaps a game is doing this or you are sometimes using a smaller monitor?
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    Re: Wierd puter problem

    Thats what I was thinking...

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    Re: Wierd puter problem

    I don't play any games and I haven't changed the monitor settings. I also did scans for viruses and malware and nothing showed up.
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    1 HP Maxi-Glas 2 pump, BBB Method, Taylor K-2005 test kit, 50 Watt 12V low-voltage pond light illuminates the pool at night for a nice soft glow.
    250 gallon stand-alone hot tub. Got it FREE!

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    Re: Wierd puter problem

    What version of windows. I would do a search on google. I'm sure someome else has had the same problem. Make the search "Windows xp (whatever version u have) desktop icons all move to left side".

    See what results you get.

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    Re: Wierd puter problem

    If your using XP this usually happens when an application such as a game or other program changes the screen resolution when its operating, not much you can do about it if this is the case...its just what Windows will do to maintain the icons on the desktop at lower resolutions.

    If its Vista or W7 your theme may be corrupt, you can do a search on google for the specific issue if its theme related...there are different repair procedures for different problems.
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