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Old 12-08-2008
Tim Walters
 

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Desktop blocking direction
When I do a block on bthe desktop, it selects horizontally. How can I change
it to doing it vertically?

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Old 12-09-2008
Tim Walters
 

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Re: Desktop blocking direction

"Tim Walters" <timuualters@terra.es> wrote in message
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> When I do a block on bthe desktop, it selects horizontally. How can I
> change
> it to doing it vertically?
>
> Thanks


Re-reading the above, I think it may not be clear what I'm saying. Suppose
you have 64 icons on the desktop. They've been added column by column. So
when blocking the top icon in the rightmost column to the bottom icon in the
same column, one would expect just the last column to be blocked. But Vista
selects by rows, so the block contains _all_ the icons.

Surely this option can be changed, because I think W2K worked more
logically.

Thanks.


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Old 12-09-2008
Dave
 

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Re: Desktop blocking direction
You're probably using the Shift key to select the icons.
Just click and drag a rectangle around the column, instead.
Works fine.


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> "Tim Walters" <timuualters@terra.es> wrote in message
> news:2dgs6k.uoj.17.1@news.alt.net...
>> When I do a block on bthe desktop, it selects horizontally. How can I
>> change
>> it to doing it vertically?
>>
>> Thanks

>
> Re-reading the above, I think it may not be clear what I'm saying. Suppose
> you have 64 icons on the desktop. They've been added column by column. So
> when blocking the top icon in the rightmost column to the bottom icon in
> the same column, one would expect just the last column to be blocked. But
> Vista selects by rows, so the block contains _all_ the icons.
>
> Surely this option can be changed, because I think W2K worked more
> logically.
>
> Thanks.
>

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