(I have Auto Arrange turned off.)
I keep icons lined up on the right edge of my desktop so that they peak out around the various windows on my desktop, handy for drag-n-drop. The only problem is that after every time I lock/unlock my login (employer requirement), Explorer re-arranges these icons for me, even though I have "Auto Arrange" turned off.
How can I get Explorer to leave my icons alone. I like my "mess" exactly as I have it!
(Because Explorer spontaneously re-arranges my icons at other, less frequent times, I use Desktop Restore to put things back in order. But having to restore every time I return to my seat all day long is getting ridiculous.)