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I'm using Windows 7 with pretty basic configuration. I have a few dekstop gadgets (clock, cpu and network meter, etc) which for some reason obscure the desktop icons. As far as I could understand this is not supposed to happen... yet it does.

Any way to change this behaviour?

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A screenshot would help because it’s not clear what you mean. Are you saying that desktop icons are supposed to display over gadgets? – Synetech Jun 3 '12 at 20:11
Can you expand on "obscures the icons"? Perhaps provide a picture? Why not just move the gadgets, or the icons? What do you expect to have happen? – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Jun 3 '12 at 20:13
The gadgets are displayed over icons... I was expecting them to be organized and do not overlap. I can move them, but when the resolution changes which happens when I connect my laptop to a docking station it all gets messed up again. – Demiurg Jun 3 '12 at 20:56
See attached screenshot – Demiurg Jun 3 '12 at 21:06
Looks fine to me. The gadgets are not part of the desktop, so the icons won’t move around them. Can you expand on your statement as far as I could understand this is not supposed to happen. Where did you get this impression? – Synetech Jun 3 '12 at 22:18
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Desktop gadgets float over the desktop, the icons are on the desktop.

Short of moving your icons, perhaps you can get away with changing the gadgets' opacity by right-clicking them:

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