One of my annoyances with the default settings in LabView is that it places all terminals on the front panel as icons in the block diagram view. These icons are large and tend to push stuff around when they are created automatically. Every time I have to re-install LabView, I figure out how to disable this feature only to promptly forget it. This time around I will record the simple fix to save myself time in the future. The setting can be disabled by going into the Tools -> Options screen in either the front panel or block diagram. Block Diagram is then to be selected from the left side and Place front panel terminals as icons must be unchecked from the right side. Now your block diagram is safe from bulky icons, until the next LabView upgrade that is.