You have several options for arranging icons on the Windows desktop. One option is to drag them to a particular location on the desktop according to your own preferences.
To access the Arrange Icon options, right-click the desktop and point at Arrange Icons by. Figure 2.9 shows the options.
Figure 2.9. Several options are available for arranging the desktop icons.
The icon arrangement icons are
The options for arranging the icons on the desktop also include the Run Desktop Cleanup Wizard. The Desktop Cleanup Wizard displays a list of desktop icons that have not been used for 60 days (or more). Any icons the wizard removes are placed in an Unused Desktop Shortcuts folder that is placed on the Windows desktop. You will find that, by default, the wizard automatically runs every 60 days (if you have not run it yourself).
After selecting your option (in terms of the actual alignment options), the icons on the desktop are rearranged. This also closes the shortcut menu.