Windows 10: Desktop display changed. Icons smaller and rearranged

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  1. Curious Win User

    Desktop display changed. Icons smaller and rearranged


    Windows 10 1903 on a laptop. I don't recall doing anything intentionally but suddenly all the icons on my desktop have changed position and are much smaller in size. I checked Display settings and they are unchanged: (see screenshot) How can I restore the display?

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    Curious, Sep 4, 2019
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  2. Desktop icons rearrange at random

    Hi,

    In order for us to find out what causes your screen to go blank and rearrange the desktop icons, we would like to gather more information:

    • What troubleshooting steps have you tried so far?
    • Have you made any recent changes to your computer prior to this issue?
    • When did you start experiencing this issue?

    Regards.
     
    Dennis Mop, Sep 4, 2019
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  3. Desktop Icons Rearrange after Reboot

    Hi Fernando,

    There are several causes of this problem. It might be the display settings, outdated graphic drivers, or themes allowed on the desktop icons. Since this problem happens every after Windows update, we recommend performing some troubleshooting steps that are
    applicable for the issue. We suggest that you follow these methods on how to fix this problem:

    Method 1: Uncheck Align icons to grid option on your desktop.

    • Right-click on the desktop
    • Select View and then untick Align icons to grid
      option.

    Method 2: Prevent themes to change desktop icons.

    • On Cortana search, type themes and related settings.
    • Choose Themes and related settings from the list.
    • Under Related settings, click on Desktop icon settings.
    • Untick Allow themes to change desktop icons.
    • Click on Apply and then click on OK.

    Method 3: Download the latest video or graphics drivers from the manufacturer's website.

    Update us with the outcome so we can provide further assistance.
     
    Gerard Qui, Sep 4, 2019
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  4. Desktop display changed. Icons smaller and rearranged

    Icons rearrangement

    Hi Amin,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    Please try below steps and check if it helps to stop rearranging desktop icon automatically.

    • Right click on desktop, click on View.
    • Uncheck Auto arrange icons.

    For issue related Start menu check if it has set for full screen try to Off it.

    • Go to Settings.
    • Click on Personalization.
    • Click on Start, turn Off Use Start full screen.

    Hope this helps. Please reply if you need further assistance.

    Thank you.












     
    Vardhaman Shetti, Sep 4, 2019
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