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> I made a news ticker in director 11. I want to place it on top of the
> desktop. I am doing it perfectly fine but i want to change the
> location of the desktop icons so that no icons come under my director
> window. How can I do it through Lingo? Can I access the computer
> desktop through Lingo?
I suspect that moving the user's desktop icons around will make people
unhappy, to put it politely.
Why not let the user put your app where they want to put it? They won't put
it over icons if they don't want to.
Interesting question. You might be able to find something in buddyAPI, but I don't recall ever seeing a function like that... or, if you can find a command line utility like NirCmd http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html then you could use Valentin's Shell Xtra http://staff.dasdeck.de/valentin/xtras/shell/ to interface with the command line utility to move the desktop icons around.... here's a similar question asked, but for someone looking to do it programmatically: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/131690/how-can-i-programmatically-manipulate-windows-de sktop-icon-locations
It's an unusual question at best - I've never seen it asked before here - so it's going to be likely that the solution will require custom programming an Xtra or command line utility or whatever to accomplish it.