Windows 10: cannot turn off desktop auto grid

Discus and support cannot turn off desktop auto grid in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I have spent 30 minutes searching for an answer.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by clueless-on-10, Apr 11, 2019.

  1. cannot turn off desktop auto grid


    I have spent 30 minutes searching for an answer.

    :)
     
    clueless-on-10, Apr 11, 2019
    #1
  2. Paolo Mag Win User

    My desktop icons move to a grid on the left for no reason

    Hello,

    If your icons are aligned to a grid, this means that the settings of your desktop are currently auto arranged and automatically aligned. Since you want to rearrange your desktop icons on however you like them, we suggest that you follow these steps:

    • Right-click at a blank area on your desktop.
    • Hover on View.
    • In the right pane, look for Auto arrange icons. If it's checked, make sure to uncheck it.
    • Hover again on View.
    • This time, look for Align icons to grid. If it's checked, make sure to uncheck it.

    After doing these steps, you'll be able to rearrange all your desktop icons again on how you want it.

    Let us know how it goes and if you need further assistance, feel free to post back.
     
    Paolo Mag, Apr 11, 2019
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  3. John Fer Win User
    Desktop messed up after an update

    Hi Leonardo,

    This issue might be caused by the "Auto-Arrange" option that was turned on. To turn it off, follow the steps below:

    • Right click on an empty space on your desktop.
    • Click on View.
    • Uncheck the "Auto arrange icons" and "Align icons to grid"

    Let us know if you need further help.
     
    John Fer, Apr 11, 2019
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  4. cannot turn off desktop auto grid

    auto arrange icon desktop , why ?

    Hi,

    I would suggest you to try the steps and check if it helps.

    a) Right click on Desktop.

    b) Click on View.

    c) Uncheck both "Arrange icons to grid" and "Auto arrange icons".

    d) Restart the computer and check if it helps.
     
    Anannya Podder, Apr 11, 2019
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