It is quite easy to disable and enable in Windows 8, 8.1 or Windows 7 and 10 the automatically arrange of desktop icons.
1.) ... Arrange symbols automatically!
2.) ... With the Freeware Windows Metrics adjust the grid spacing of the desktop icons!
... see Image 1 Arrow-1]
Then either enable or disable auto arrange Icons ( ... See image-1 Arrow-2 ).
You can also enable or disable: align desktop icons to grid.Or even completely hide the desktop icons.
►► ... automatic hiding and showing feature of the desktop icons.
►► ... save and restore the desktop icons (symbols).
(Image-1) Disable in Windows 8 automatically arrange of desktop icons!
►► ... Freeware AutoHideDesktopIcons.
►► ... Freeware DesktopOK.
After the download please start the program and change the vertical or horizontal desktop icon distance ( ... see picture-2 arrow-1 )! Unfortunately, a MS Explorer restart is required! With Windows 8/81 also a logout!
( ... see picture-2 arrow-2 )! With the button "Default" you can reset everything back to standard values! I wrote the
tool myself (Nenad Hrg) , it is in the development and is a part of DesktopOK! And a little extended :)!
It works on Windows 8, 8.1, XP Server 2000-2012!
DesktopOK ► Menu ► Tools ► Windows-Metrics
FAQ 83: Updated on: May 17th 2018 11:18