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Jun 23, 2000, 12:50 PM
Quick question: Does anyone know why the icon for my 2nd hard drive ( an IBM 2Gb external SCSI) won't stay where I put it on the Desktop ? I'm running OS 8.5.1 on a PPC 603e chip system. It really irks me--- I've Saved and Rebuilt the desktop using Tech Tool lite (1.1.9) , Tech tool Pro 2.5.4 , Conflict Catcher 8.06, standard Mac OS startup key rebuild....Norton Utilites...ad absurdum , both drives. But that damn icon still wanders off.

Is this an 8.5.1 bug or what ? It's only that one icon that does it.
(By the way, that spurious drive is formatted/run by FWB Hard Disk Toolkit PE 3.0.1 )

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Jun 23, 2000, 04:34 PM
Try this reference to immovable icons. It might apply to you. If it does, ResEdit could solve the problem quickly.
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Jun 26, 2000, 06:13 PM
I've actually had this happen on my imac. Usually, it's when I've been running something that takes over the whole screen, like a game... upon quitting, sometimes my hard drive icon is moved from standard position to in the middle of my screen.

If I don't move it back right away and start another game, upon quitting it will have moved another jump over to the left.

odd. doesn't seem harmful though.
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Jun 26, 2000, 07:02 PM
Upon rereading the posts, it sounds more like icons that wander around, rather than insisting on staying put.

Desktop icons often get remapped after screen resolution is changed - such as by a game.

Try these shareware utilities:

Desktop Resetter

Restore Desktop

[This message has been edited by reader50 (edited 06-26-2000).]
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