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    "Dead" spots on desktop?

    I am using the suggested 1600x900 resolution. I enlarged it by 125% to accommodate my vision. Strange thing now is that icons cannot be placed in certain spots, specifically the second-from-the-right in the bottom row. If I put an icon there, it "snaps" to another spot. I can put icons other spots in both that row and column, but not there.

    Very strange.

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    If I have Align to grid checked I can't move icons to some areas but unchecking it let me even cover the build number in the bottom right corner. Right-click the desktop then click View. This is on an older Toshiba Notebook with the 1366x768 Resolution [its maximum].

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    Berton, you're right! Nowbut I think it's still better of course one has to be a bit more careful on placement etc., but I think it's still better.

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    You're welcome. I find my biggest problem is the ease of creating shortcuts on the desktop, tends to fill it up which in turn obscures a nice wallpaper.

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    Berton, then do not place any icon on your screen, place them as I did, on the taskbar. See !

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    All best wishes. Jean.

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    Then there's the "new" approval for any copying or moving to the desktop...sigh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWBillow View Post
    Then there's the "new" approval for any copying or moving to the desktop...sigh...

    Chuck
    I can drag anything from the Start Menu to the desktop to create a shortcut or right drag any file from File Explorer to the desktop to copy or move it without any approval prompts. Exactly what are you doing to create the prompt?

    Jerry

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    One can tell the Desktop icons not to show, ergo, not covering pretty wallpapers. And use the Desktop Toolbar which does not (need to) use a bunch of Taskbar space; just have its >> which only need open to show the list when want something... can, also, drill down from this, as well.

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