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    I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium 32, with a couple of Samsung LCD monitors. I recently set up a second user account and have since discovered that my carefully arranged desktop gets all messed up when I switch users then switch back to my account. I've managed to tame the icons by putting them on the left side of the #1 monitor, however the gadgets continue to move around. Sometimes they will end up on top of an icon, which is even more troubling.

    In addition to this, I also have to often resize windows after switching users. The window size will shrink dramatically, making it useless until I resize it. This also is very aggrevating.

    I'm wondering if there is any way to keep the gadgets in their place and also to keep the windows size/positions as they were?

    Is this a common occurence, or is it just me?

    Thanks for any comments on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MorganL View Post
    I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium 32, with a couple of Samsung LCD monitors. I recently set up a second user account and have since discovered that my carefully arranged desktop gets all messed up when I switch users then switch back to my account. I've managed to tame the icons by putting them on the left side of the #1 monitor, however the gadgets continue to move around. Sometimes they will end up on top of an icon, which is even more troubling.

    In addition to this, I also have to often resize windows after switching users. The window size will shrink dramatically, making it useless until I resize it. This also is very aggrevating.

    I'm wondering if there is any way to keep the gadgets in their place and also to keep the windows size/positions as they were?

    Is this a common occurence, or is it just me?

    Thanks for any comments on this.


    I have a gut feeling that it is driver related. could we get some info on the video cards and monitors?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Johnston View Post
    I have a gut feeling that it is driver related. could we get some info on the video cards and monitors?


    Ken J
    OK, the video card:
    ATI FireGL V3300

    The monitors are:
    SyncMaster 912N

    I'm going to check on drivers for them both.

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    See this post about a similar issue:
    http://lounge.windowssecrets.com/ind...=&fromsearch=1

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    As a 'heavy duty' solution use 'Fences' to create parking lots on each desktop that are the same.

    http://www.stardock.com/products/fences/


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan Wetton View Post
    As a 'heavy duty' solution use 'Fences' to create parking lots on each desktop that are the same.

    http://www.stardock.com/products/fences/
    Being a collector of desktop icons, I like the "Fences" program. Never heard of it before, but I like it. I'm always trying to organize the various types of icons on my desk. This will be great.

    I've managed to get the gadgets to stay put by putting them on the top left of the #1 monitor. They seem to stick there pretty good.

    The only issue now, is when a window is left open, not in the maximized position, it reverts to about 1/3 its previous size when I switch users then switch back. I have to grab the bottom and drag it back down, or maximize it. Ugh. Maybe I'll just get used to it.

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