Line Up Icons Command Is Missing on Windows XP Desktop

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Summary
When you use a computer that is running Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition, or Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me), when you right-click an empty space on the desktop, and then click Line Up Icons, the icons on the desktop are aligned. In Microsoft Windows XP, this functionality has been moved and renamed.
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To line up the icons on your desktop when you use a computer that is running Windows XP:
  1. Right-click an empty space on the desktop.
  2. Click Arrange Icons By, and then click Align to Grid.
To disable this functionality, repeat the procedure described in this section, and click Align to Grid to remove the check mark.
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Article ID: 293478 - Last Review: 01/12/2015 17:59:31 - Revision: 2.0

  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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