To turn off the desktop icon grid

Right-click the desktop, point to Arrange Icons By, and then click Align to Grid.

A check mark appears next to Align to Grid when it is turned on.


To open Display, click Start, click Control Panel, click Appearance and Themes, and then click Display

When the invisible desktop grid is turned on, icons snap into alignment whenever you move them, giving your desktop a cleaner look.

Related Topics

Rename a desktop icon

Add a desktop icon

Arrange your desktop icons

Remove unused desktop icons

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