Windows 10: desktop icons keep moving around

Discus and support desktop icons keep moving around in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Two Icons on my desktop refuse to stay where I want them when I reboot : "This Pc" and "Norton 360". What can I do to keep them in place? I think this... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by PoulsboMike, Sep 30, 2020.

  1. desktop icons keep moving around


    Two Icons on my desktop refuse to stay where I want them when I reboot : "This Pc" and "Norton 360". What can I do to keep them in place? I think this a relatively new phenomenon. Windows 10 version 10.0.19041 Build 19041.

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    PoulsboMike, Sep 30, 2020
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  2. qubit Win User

    Desktop Icon Keeps On Moving

    That's because your resolution is changing each time. To test, try setting to 1024x768, arrange a couple of icons and then restart the PC. As long as the resolution after startup is still 1024x768, then the icons won't move. Trust me. *Wink desktop icons keep moving around ;)
     
    qubit, Sep 30, 2020
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  3. Juzar_Ali Win User
    Freely moving desktop icons in windows 10

    Hi,

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

    • Right click on the blank space on desktop.
    • Click on View.
    • Uncheck Align icons to grid.

    Hope this helps. Please get back to us if you need any other assistance.

    Thank you.
     
    Juzar_Ali, Sep 30, 2020
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  4. Rhina Vib Win User

    desktop icons keep moving around

    Move Icon to Desktop

    Hi Patricia,

    For us to better assist you with this concern, we need to ask a few questions:

    • Are you getting any error messages when you are trying to move the Excel icon to your desktop?
    • Were there any changes made prior to this issue?

    You can create an Excel desktop shortcut on your Windows 10 computer by referring to the steps provided in the article on this link.

    Looking forward to your reply.

    Thank you.
     
    Rhina Vib, Sep 30, 2020
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