1.    07 Jun 2017 #1
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    "align to Grid" grid Size What is the grids size and how can I draw it



    What I want to do: Create a desktop backround of gridlines that are synced to the "align to Grid"grid.


    What I'm going for: I am trying to create visual vertical and horizontal lines of Microsofts invisible "Align to grid" grid. (
    (sidenote: Why????, Because i'm that guy who for some reason wants to actually see the grid as a desktop background... nice neat little squares of joy! )



    1. What is the "align to grid" size?

    2. in regedit What is the single positive or negative data value of the icon spaceing? Someone please explain what that single number is, where does it come from... What does that mean.... the single positive or negative data value of the icon spaceing... is it a combination of px X px, is it the x/y of the grid ....


    3. Is there an "Align to grid" template out on the web or do I need to create my own? has some person already done this?
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  2.    07 Jun 2017 #2
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    P.S My brain hurts! because Microsoft keeps that grid top-secret and i'm not smart enough to reverse engineer it to get it's size and stretch ratio!
    Last edited by Antiedman; 07 Jun 2017 at 08:23. Reason: spelling fix
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  3.    07 Jun 2017 #3
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    Hello @Antiedman, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    I'm not sure you can show the grid lines on the desktop.

    If you wanted to change the grid, you could use the method in the tutorial below to change icon spacing on the desktop to effectively do so.

    Change Desktop Icon Spacing in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
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  4.    07 Jun 2017 #4
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    looking to create a HxV line background of the "Align to grid" grid similar to Iphone ios grid template.......Click image for larger version. 

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    I just can not figure out how to measure the invisable "align to grid" grid
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  5.    07 Jun 2017 #5
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    if I can figure out how to measure the invisable "align to grid" grid O can create the boxes
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  6.    07 Jun 2017 #6
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    I suppose you could have icons stretching out along the top horizontally and left side vertically to get a measurement of the grid while icons are highlighted. The borders of the outline box around the highlighted icon will be the same as the grid.

    You could then manually adjust the grid lines on the background image until they match. It will be a lot of work though.
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