OK cool, if "free ordering" of icons within a fence has always been an option since version 2 (I'm running version 126.96.36.199). Problem is how do you turn auto-sorting off? I've looked through the entire "Configure Fences" area and can't seem to figure it out. This is the MOST annoying thing I've found with Fences. If I drag an icon from the desktop to a fence and attempt to add it to the bottom of the set of icons already there, or just drop it in between icons already there it places itself were ever the snot it likes. From what I can tell its random, as it never EVER places the icon I'm dragging into the fence in the same place twice! (i.e., attempt to drop the icon where I want within a fence, it goes where ever it wants, remove icon I just tried to drop where I wanted it from the fence, attempt again to drop the icon in a specific location within the fence, it again goes where ever the snot it likes, not even in the same place it went last time I attempted to drop the icon where I wanted it to go, rinse, repeat, etc..)
So again, if you can do "free ordering" of icons within a fence, please, please tell me how because this is really driving me nuttier than I already am!