How to sort and organize the desktop icons in Windows Vista?

How do sort you the icons on the desktop by name or lock the desktop under Vista icons

Right-click on the desktop and click view.
To get the icons to stay where it is placed on the desktop.
Click on align on the grid and automatic uncheck their reorganization.

To have the icon to align with the grid
This will keep the icons of overlap between them.
Click on snap to grid.

To have the icons align automatically:
The icons will be automatically aligned in the upper left corner of the office.
Click Auto arrange.

Not sure if that's what you are meaning.
Let us know if that helps.


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