my desktop icons are driving me nuts. I'm running XP. Since January, I have been using a dual monitor (extended desktop) setup with my laptop. I set up my external monitor as my primary monitor so that's the one with the start menu and all the icons on the desktop. This monitor is to the right of the laptop. Every single time I start up, the computer remembers that the external is the primary, but I have to change the settings to tell it that it is to the right. But what is way more annoying is that my desktop icons get rearranged! I would like to organize them according to type the way I want. Two columns on the left and one on the far right of the screen. But whenever I start up again, I still have the three columns but the icons are in a completely different order. Another odd thing is that when I change the desktop settings (to tell it the external primary is on the right) the bottom two rows of icons move down one spot leaving an empty row.
Another thing that concerns me is my flickering screens. Every 5-10 minutes or so one of my screens flickers. I used to think it was only on Mozilla and had something to do with Malware and popup blocking, but I've since gotten a clean bill of health from a malware guy here and also realised that it wasn't just Mozilla flickering - the desktop will flicker too.
Can you help?