Arranging Icons

Your Desktop comes with some icons and over time, you may add additional icons to give you quick access to things on your computer. These icons can be moved around on your screen to be more convenient for you. Simply click and hold the left mouse button on an icon and drag it wherever you want it. You can also use some predefined functions to arrange the icons on your Desktop. When you right-click on your Desktop (not on an icon or window), you'll get a menu containing a couple of functions that can be used to control the arrangement of the icons on your Desktop. The menu should look something like this:

Arrange Icons By

By pausing your mouse on this item, you'll see another menu that allows you to arrange the icons on your Desktop according to Name, Type, Size or Modified  in addition to allowing Windows to arrange the icons for you.

Experiment with the different arrangement of the icons on your Desktop to get the look you want.

 Hughes Glantzberg

Last Revised: 02/24/2005

Created by
The PC Help Desk
(Hughes Glantzberg)