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Free arrange of Files and Icons

Posted: 09.07.2019, 19:36
by guru1d
I desperately miss the feature of free arrange of icons and folder and keep this free arrangement like known from desktop. Win10 (Update 1703) was the last version which supported it in Explorer. In any newer version the free arranged symbols get mixed after closing the folder.

It seems there is no file explorer with this feature, but many people are missing it, since it make it much more productive to work!

Thank you.

Re: Free arrange of Files and Icons

Posted: 09.09.2019, 14:54
by Forez
Aaa, yes- the free arrangement on desktop on the Windows operating system...

...be it XP, Windows 7 or Windows 10- at some point the icons get rearranged- at the whole work put into it gets thrown out of the window [pun intended]

Re: Free arrange of Files and Icons

Posted: 11.09.2019, 22:56
by guru1d
Free arrange on desktop is no problem. There are also tools like "Desktop save and restore" to rearrange icons after they got mixtured.

I am looking for free arrangement of icons in explorer :)

Re: Free arrange of Files and Icons

Posted: 12.09.2019, 17:18
by Dreamer
XnView MP has this feature (it's an image viewer, but you can view any files, it's free for personal usage).

Re: Free arrange of Files and Icons

Posted: 13.09.2019, 03:23
by guru1d
@Dreamer Thank you. I just installed XnView MP, but I cannot see how to free arrage and place folders and files. Can you please let me know what I miss? Thx

Re: Free arrange of Files and Icons

Posted: 13.09.2019, 18:49
by Dreamer
Menu > View > Sort by > Custom.

BTW It works for files and folders, but after program restart only files order is preserved, possibly a bug.

Re: Free arrange of Files and Icons

Posted: 14.09.2019, 08:02
by guru1d
Thank you, but is it not possible to place files or folder free on screen. I only can change the sequence/order of them.
But yes the program remembers the order.

Any idea how to place the icons free like on desktop? like there are invisible grate / raster on complete space?

Thank you.

Re: Free arrange of Files and Icons

Posted: 14.09.2019, 17:21
by Dreamer
It's OT, but you can try to create a feature request in the other program, perhaps it would be easier to implement there, since custom order is possible there already.

I'm not sure if it's possible to implement this feature in FC, request is here, so you can just wait, or perhaps try to explain how it would be working and why you need it - do you need it just for one folder, few folders, or all folders?

Re: Free arrange of Files and Icons

Posted: 23.09.2019, 06:56
by guru1d
Thank you. Do you see no chance to make it possible in FreeCommander?

Re: Free arrange of Files and Icons

Posted: 23.09.2019, 18:50
by Dreamer
I don't know, you need to ask Marek.

Re: Free arrange of Files and Icons

Posted: 30.09.2019, 18:18
by Marek
I have no plans for such function.

Re: Free arrange of Files and Icons

Posted: 03.10.2019, 11:56
by guru1d
If you can find the time - some day - I would be very thankful :)