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Windows 10 Lock Icons

Windows 10 Lock Icons. Here's how:

  • -click here to download the program: http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Skrommel/index.html#DeskLock
  • -move the program to: C:\Program Files (x86)\DeskLock
  • -right-click DeskLock.exe
  • -move the shortcut to: C:\Users\$username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    (where $username is your-username that you use to login to your computer)
  • -arrange the icons the way you want.
  • -reboot the computer.

Having various clients, it's always interesting to see different perspectives. There is a class of client that approaches computers differently than I do. One question this class asks is, "How do I lock my icons on my DESKTOP?"

The thinking is that the DESKTOP is the User Interface (UI). This UI should not be changed unless given specific permission and instructions to do so. Changing it without permission or instruction is nearly a violation of human rights.

With as much attention that UI gets (and rightly so), one would think that the DESKTOP arrangement is utmost important rather than being flippantly changed every time a feature update comes along. One Operating System that I know of (Ubuntu) went so far as to lock the UI so that the TASKBAR and START-BUTTON are locked on the left hand side of the screen. And, of course, Mac OSX has always had the TASKBAR and APPLE menu at the top.

A person unfamiliar or afraid of computers will not want anything changed. And as we get older, we have the tendency to want everything to stay the same. Don't have 2 buttons if you can have one. Even Mac mouses have only 1 button until told otherwise.

Referring to Windows 10 annoying habit of re-arranging icons, as one client put it, "It's like someone coming into your home and rearranging your furniture without asking."

I don't disagree.

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