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  1. Posts : 160
    Windows 10 PRO
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    Can't move shortcuts on desktop...


    After I install an application and it creates a shortcut on the desktop, I can't move the shortcut to another position. When I try to move it, I get a small slashed circle. What's up with that?
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  2. Posts : 441
    Windows 10
       #2

    N7AS said:
    After I install an application and it creates a shortcut on the desktop, I can't move the shortcut to another position. When I try to move it, I get a small slashed circle. What's up with that?
    How are you trying to move it, please explain your problem.
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  3. Posts : 160
    Windows 10 PRO
    Thread Starter
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    I am just left click with my mouse and drag it to a new location like I always have done for many years.
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  4. Posts : 441
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    N7AS said:
    I am just left click with my mouse and drag it to a new location like I always have done for many years.
    I have seen this problem on this forum and if you were to search I'm sure you will find the solution.

    In the mean time how about you just right click and copy and then paste into the required directory.
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  5. Posts : 160
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    No, I just want to drag it. After I copy/paste it is still not movable.
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  6. Posts : 441
    Windows 10
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    Sorry I don't know how to fix your problem.

    You can do this registry edit by copying the text underneath and copying into a notepad and then saving as a .reg file you will then be able to move to, once you save as a .reg file just double click it.

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]


    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{C2FBB631-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}]
    Last edited by Bazz; 20 Aug 2015 at 22:22.
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  7. Posts : 3,264
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit Version 21H2
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    Right click the desktop, select View uncheck Auto Arrange. This what you mean ?
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  8. Posts : 3,264
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit Version 21H2
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    Oh, also Align icons to grid, uncheck may help too.
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  9. Posts : 160
    Windows 10 PRO
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    No, those two options won't work. I do use Stardock Fences for years. I uninstalled it and now I can move shortcuts like I always have done. I think it's a Windows 10 thing, as With Windows 8.1 and 7 even with Fences, I could still move the shortcuts. I wonder if there is another option like fences that Windows 10 would like.
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  10. Posts : 3,264
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit Version 21H2
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    N7AS said:
    No, those two options won't work. I do use Stardock Fences for years. I uninstalled it and now I can move shortcuts like I always have done. I think it's a Windows 10 thing, as With Windows 8.1 and 7 even with Fences, I could still move the shortcuts. I wonder if there is another option like fences that Windows 10 would like.
    Well never mentioned you had this software, says it's compatible with Windows 10, but who knows till try.
    Sure have updated to newest version ? http://www.stardock.com/products/fences/
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