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.
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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.
Registry Entry Details:
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".
[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
Finally, enter the value "1" in the text box and click on 'OK'.
Other Related Tweaks
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).
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).
Prevent changes to “Active Desktop” settings.
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).