Windows 10: Adjust desktop position

Discus and support Adjust desktop position in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I clean installed Windows 10 for the first time in March 2021. I'm using a 10 years old motherboard with Windows 10 Pro 20H2 32-bit. I was previously... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by morat, May 4, 2021.

  1. morat Win User

    Adjust desktop position


    I clean installed Windows 10 for the first time in March 2021. I'm using a 10 years old motherboard with Windows 10 Pro 20H2 32-bit. I was previously on Windows 7 Pro SP1 32-bit. The start menu and taskbar looks correct, but the x-axis coordinates are off. I tested the Chrome window with the AutoHotkey AU3_Spy.exe Active Window Info utility. If I resize the Chrome window vertically to the top most position, then the active window position top value is 0. If I resize the Chrome window horizontally to the left most position, then the active window position left value is -6, not 0. How do I adjust the x-axis coordinates? I tried... Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > NVIDIA Control Panel > Display > Adjust desktop size and position There is no "Position" tab like in the following article. How to fix computer screen shifted to the right How to fix computer screen shifted to the right [Windows 10] The monitor user guide says that position adjustments are only available for VGA input. I'm using DVI input. My specs... * ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard (ordered in Aug 2010) * AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto 3.2GHz Dual-Core Desktop Processor (ordered in Aug 2010) * EVGA 01G-P3-1313-KR GeForce 210 1GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Video Card (ordered in Dec 2012) * Dell UltraSharp U2412M Monitor (ordered in Nov 2016) * G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3-10666) Desktop Memory (ordered in Oct 2019) * Samsung 860 EVO Series 250 GB SATA III 2.5" Internal SSD (ordered in Mar 2021)

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    morat, May 4, 2021
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  2. morat Win User

    Adjust desktop position

    I clean installed Windows 10 for the first time in March 2021. I'm using a 10 years old motherboard with Windows 10 Pro 20H2 32-bit. I was previously on Windows 7 Pro SP1 32-bit.

    The start menu and taskbar looks correct, but the x-axis coordinates are off.


    Adjust desktop position [​IMG]


    I tested the Chrome window with the AutoHotkey AU3_Spy.exe Active Window Info utility. If I resize the Chrome window vertically to the top most position, then the active window position top value is 0. If I resize the Chrome window horizontally to the left most position, then the active window position left value is -6, not 0.

    How do I adjust the x-axis coordinates?

    I tried...

    Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > NVIDIA Control Panel > Display > Adjust desktop size and position

    There is no "Position" tab like in the following article.

    How to fix computer screen shifted to the right
    How to fix computer screen shifted to the right [Windows 10]

    The monitor user guide says that position adjustments are only available for VGA input. I'm using DVI input.

    My specs...

    * ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard (ordered in Aug 2010)
    * AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto 3.2GHz Dual-Core Desktop Processor (ordered in Aug 2010)
    * EVGA 01G-P3-1313-KR GeForce 210 1GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Video Card (ordered in Dec 2012)
    * Dell UltraSharp U2412M Monitor (ordered in Nov 2016)
    * G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3-10666) Desktop Memory (ordered in Oct 2019)
    * Samsung 860 EVO Series 250 GB SATA III 2.5" Internal SSD (ordered in Mar 2021)
     
    morat, May 5, 2021
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  3. Berton Win User
    Adjust desktop position

    What I see in your image is the Command Prompt app is set at Maximized or Full Screen [Yes, those are different], the Start menu is active and the settings panel shows for only the Command Prompt app, not for the Desktop itself. Mine:

    Adjust desktop position [​IMG]
     
    Berton, May 5, 2021
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  4. Argel Obm Win User

    Adjust desktop position

    How to prevent desktop icons from changing positions

    Hi Stephen,

    There are various reasons why you're experiencing the issue. Let us isolate your concern by enabling the
    Auto arrange icons option, and then disabling it to see if the issue will persist. To do this follow these steps:

    • Go to the Desktop screen, and then right click anywhere.
    • Hover your mouse on View.
    • Select Auto arrange icons.
    • Restart the computer.
    • After restarting the computer, check if your Desktop icons are still in the right position after clicking the
      Auto arrange icons option.
    • If your Desktop icons are in the right position, repeat steps 1-3 to disable the
      Auto arrange icons option.
    • Customize the position of your Desktop icons.
    • Restart the computer.
    • After restarting the computer, check if the issue will occur.

    We'll be waiting for your response.
     
    Argel Obm, May 5, 2021
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