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Do not save changed icon position on desktop (For All Users)

Users can change the positions of icons and place them anywhere on the desktop. Windows saves such settings even when the user logs off or restarts the system. This setting can let you disable such feature.

Tweak for : Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000
Normally, users can change the positions of icons and place them anywhere on the desktop. Windows saves such settings even when the user logs off or restarts the system. This setting can let you disable such feature and will display all the icons at the default position.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. If the subkey “\Explorer” is not present, create it as explained below. Then, create a string value “NoSaveSettings” in the right panel.

Now, right-click and modify its value to “1” which can disable icons position settings. However, if you want enable the option back, change the value data to “0” or delete the added value.

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

Save Desktop Item Position.reg

The '.reg' file can disable saving of icon position on desktop.

Disable Save Desktop Item Position (Desktop).reg

The '.reg' file can enable saving of icon position on desktop.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Go to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\], key and create a new key with the name "Explorer" under "Policies".

Now, right-click in the open area to create a DWORD Value with the name "NoSaveSettings" in "Explorer" key.

Next, right-click on "NoSaveSettings" and click on 'Modify'.

Finally, enter the value "1" in the text box and click on 'OK'.

Showing Windows Version on the Desktop (For Windows 98/Me).

Category : Display > Desktop

Enabling this option will show the Version information of Windows on the desktop and disabling the option will hide this information from desktop.

Remove “Active Desktop” item from Settings in the Start menu (For Current User in Win 98/Me).

Category : Display > Desktop

This setting enables you to remove the menu item “Active Desktop” from Settings in the Start menu.

Remove “Active Desktop” item from Settings in the Start menu (For All Users in Win 98/Me).

Category : Display > Desktop

This setting enables you to remove the menu item “Active Desktop” from Settings in the Start menu.

Prevent changes to “Active Desktop” settings.

Category : Display > Desktop

This setting removes the options from Desktop, where you can make changes to the “Active Desktop” settings.

Disable the Active Desktop from Display Properties dialog (For Current User).

Category : Display > Desktop

This setting removes the options from Desktop, where you can make changes to the “Active Desktop” settings.

 
 
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