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Icons do not align to grid despite the setting

Discussion in 'Windows XP Help' started by Sebastian42, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. Sebastian42

    Sebastian42 Established Techie7 Member

    In THIS WinXP system, when I move desktop icons slightly, it's like they are on elastic bands, and they snap back into place. In another similar WinXP system of mine on a different computer, the icons stay put in any higgeldy-piggeldy position I drag them. The settings on the desktop menu for 'Arrange icons by...' are identical for the two WinXP systems. How might I fix the faulty (the latter) one ?
     
  2. Dan Penny

    Dan Penny Staff Techie7 Moderator

    Right click on an "empty" area on the Desktop. Under "Arrange Icons By", deselect "Align to grid".