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Uhhh... I don't know what Small Anne did to my computer, but all my desktop icons are gone. Like, my desktop is completely blank except for my wallpaper.

Everything is working fine, and I'm not overly concerned with most of the icons, they were just shortcuts and such. But how did my "My Computer" and "Recycle Bin" icons disappear? I thought that wasn't possible. And I can't get them back. Am inept.

ETA: Never mind. Figured it out. Am GENIUS!!!

Date: 2008-12-03 09:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pookha.livejournal.com
What was the problem?

Date: 2008-12-03 09:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jjworld.livejournal.com
She had somehow un-clicked the "Show desktop icons" function. So yeah, that'd do it. *g*

Date: 2008-12-03 09:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pookha.livejournal.com
Sheesh, I don't even know where that is, and I'm pretty computer literate!

Date: 2008-12-03 10:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jjworld.livejournal.com
If you right-click on your desktop, it's under "View." It was a last resort, because I am fairly computer literate, but this one just stumped me.

I try to be sure Small Anne has no chance to mess with my computer. She's pretty good, but she's a curious toddler after all. My youngest sister is a cautionary tale. She used to get on the computer and change file names so that it was almost impossible to find them again. Sometimes she'd even change the type of file.

Eventually my dad wised up and password-protected that sucker.

Date: 2008-12-03 10:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pookha.livejournal.com
Ah, it was under "Arrange Icons By" in Windows XP. That's impressive that she got there, by the way! Perhaps password protecting is a good idea now... :)

My nieces love to play with my iPod Touch. She's pretty harmless with it since she knows what games she can play. Plus, any icons she deletes are added back the next time I sync the iPod. However, she sure makes the screen sticky!

Date: 2008-12-03 10:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jjworld.livejournal.com
Well, I knew I was in trouble when she walked into the kitchen saying "Sorry, Mama," and covering her ears with her hands. (She does that whenever I scold her; I guess she was preparing.)

I think she's already ascribing to the "Better to ask forgiveness than permission" school of thought.


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