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I sometimes remote into my desktop PC (1900x1280) from my laptop (1280x900). When I do, Windows (Vista) on the desktop PC rearranges all my desktop icons.

I could understand this if the RDP session's desktop size was too small to fit them in, but it's not. I have about 12 icons, which do fit on the laptop's resolution (I've tried).

Why would Windows rearrange them all like this each time?

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"Why would Windows rearrange them all like this each time?" Is this a trick question? –  msw Jul 6 '10 at 10:09
No it's not a trick question. Of the two resolutions (the one I use when I'm physically in front of the machine, and the one that is set by RDP because my RDP client machine has a smaller screen), both are large enough that the icons needn't be moved around to make them fit. –  Neil Barnwell Jul 14 '10 at 15:07
I have the same problem under Windows 7 –  JuanZe Jul 28 '11 at 13:44

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I know about 3rd party software that will restore the arrangement of the desktop icons after you make a remote desktop connection.

The 1st link is for the software, and the 2nd one is a blog post about this software (explaining generally how to use it, though it's an easy interface and easy to use software)

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