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Sent: Sunday, May 15, 2016 8:16 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Desktop in
I'm not sure why she was having trouble finding
things on the desktop. Without more information, I can provide
information that may be helpful but we'll see..
Her problem might not be solved by changing the
organization. I don't know how the desktop is organized in Windows
10. In Windows 7 and Xp, the only way to go through the desktop and see
every item is the following:
While on the desktop, press home. Down
arrow to the end of the first list of items.
Then press home to move to the top. Right
Down arrow through the second list.
Then press home again.
Right arrow two times and down arrow through
the third list. You can't just start at the top and down arrow through
all items. When asking for help, the actual problem should be presented
whether you ask for a specific solution or not. If it isn't, those
answering have no way of knowing if the solution being asked for solves
the problem. Often if people ask for a solution without presenting the
problem, the solution they ask for either doesn't apply or is not the best
In this case, the solution being asked for,
changing the order of icons, may have no relevance to the
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, May 15, 2016 7:01 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Desktop in alphabetical
She is using Windows 10 updated from 7. She got one from the
in Garland, Texas. She does know first-letter navigation,
which will work
for her, but she was having a hard time finding out what
was where on the
Desktop. She is using NVDA, has been a JAWS user, but
without a computer
for maybe seven years. I was surprised, when she called,
that she was
doing as much as she was in a short time.
Bye for now,
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf
Sent: Sunday, May 15,
2016 6:55 PM
Re: [TechTalk] Desktop in alphabetical order.
It sounds as though your
friend doesn't know how to use first letter
navigation. Rather than
fool around changing the order of the desktop,
just type the first letter
or two of what you are looking for. When I
see such messages, I
immediately question whether the person asking knows
ways to navigate
structures such as lists and menus efficiently. it is
efficient to down arrow through a list of desktop items, no
matter how they
I believe that having icons aranged by name will
alphabetize them and I
can tell you how this is done or someone else
can. But whether the
person knows and uses first letter navigation
may be a more important
Also, I'm not sure if the
procedure varies depending on the version of
Windows used. What
version is the person using?
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sunday, May 15, 2016 5:16 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
[TechTalk] Desktop in alphabetical order.
I have a friend just getting
a computer. She has been without for a long
time and might join the list.
Anyway, I told her I'd ask if anyone knows
the command to put the Desktop
in alphabetical order. Thanks.