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# Arranging labels to desktop

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Do exist a example to arrange labels to desktop?

I would like to maintain the same proportions of characters and positions in a fullscreen screensaver.

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Sorry, your question is not that clear, by labels do you mean GUICtrlCreateLabel?

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yes, GUICtrlCreateLabel.

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