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    Folk,

    I've been placing the task bar at the top of the screen since Win 98. Several versions of Windows allowed making the task bar on top or normal window. Win7 does not seem to have such capability, and keeps moving desktop icons so that the ones at the top of the screen are hidden under the task bar.

    On a related note, the desktop icons do not snap to a grid postion, thus making the desktop look pretty sloppy, alignment-wise (or is that a different thread?).

    I've used several icon tools - current one is IconRestorer - but nothing seems to prevent Win7 from moving icons at random intervals.

    Anyone else with this issue? Anyone with a resolution?

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    barney:

    Windows 7 has two desktop folders, one for you and one for all users. The icons from each folder display on your desktop. Can you tell which desktop's icons are moving? Or is it all icons?

    You can restore icon alignment with help from Microsoft (see Note a bit more than halfway down): "By default, Windows spaces icons evenly on an invisible grid. To place icons closer together or with more precision, turn off the grid. Right-click an empty area of the desktop, click View, and then click Align to Grid to clear the check mark. Repeat these steps to turn the grid back on."

    Can't speak to the taskbar. Are you setting it to auto-hide and be on top, or just setting it on top?

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