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    Windows undo?

    Ok, this is probably a stupid question, but its been buggin me <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>

    at work i have my icons set up in sections on my desktop for easier viewing & organization. occasionally out of old habit, when i add a new icon, instead choosing "line up icons", i hit the arrange icons by > name, or type, or whatever. then my icons go into the window's icon order at the left side of my window. my first reaction is to jam on CTRL+Z out of desperation. then after that doesn't work, i sit there and re-organize my icons... for about 10 minutes. is there any prevention to this?? or should i just avoid being stupid? <img src=/S/bash.gif border=0 alt=bash width=35 height=39>
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    Re: Windows undo?

    Have a look at Desktop Restore.

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    Re: Windows undo?

    <hr>should i just avoid being stupid?<hr>
    That sounds like a great plan <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/hushmouth.gif border=0 alt=hushmouth width=16 height=16> .

    Seriously, on my desktop, I have my icons set up to "Align to Grid". That way, whenever a new icon is added, I don't have to pick any of the "Arrange Icons by.." options. If I don't like the particular arrangement, I simply drag them around until I'm satisfied. They will all align to the grid.
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    Re: Windows undo?

    Joe, thats perfect... but i don't see where i can actually download it?
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    Re: Windows undo?

    John, where is the align to grid option found? (win2k)
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    Re: Windows undo?

    There's a link on this Download page.

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    Re: Windows undo?

    Don't know about Win2k, but in XP, right click on the desktop and it's included in the "Arrange Icons by" options.
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    Re: Windows undo?

    If no luck, have a look at the similar <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>ware program Icon Restore.

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    Re: Windows undo?

    Or the equally <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> Iconoid.

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    Re: Windows undo?

    I'd forgotten Icoinoid could do that. It's probably a better solution, since it has other functions too, and is a smaller proggie from memory.

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    Re: Windows undo?

    I installed Iconoid today @ work and i freaked out after about 10 seconds of using it - because all but my background image disappeared! i found out shortly after that that theres a setting that controls that. gave me a good bit of a <img src=/S/spook.gif border=0 alt=spook width=15 height=15> but all is well and the program has some nice options - like getting rid of the background color of the icon text. Thanks Ken!
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    Re: Windows undo?

    <hr>i freaked out after about 10 seconds of using it<hr>
    <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
    <hr>the program has some nice options<hr>
    It sure does.
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    Re: Windows undo?

    > all but my background image disappeared!

    We conducted a private poll here, and the vote was overwhelmingly in favour of not forewarning you about that particular "feature".
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