I've turned off thumbnails. numbthumbnails=0 and not using aero.. If I create new txt documents and open them in notepad. First z.txt then a.txt i'd want a.txt listed first, then z.txt But, it adds the last opened document to the bottom of its list, so it lists z.txt then when a.txt is opened, it lists a.txt at the bottom most. So z.txt then a.txt but that's not alphabetical. Similarly C:\>notepad d.txt C:\>notepad c.txt C:\>notepad b.txt I want them appearing in alphabetical order, even if opened in the above order. But they don't go in alphabetical order.