Windows 10: Desktop Icons Moving

Discus and support Desktop Icons Moving in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have files and shortcuts that run down the left side and across the top of my screen that I keep for easy access. Whenever I save a new file to the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by TheBParsons, Aug 27, 2020.

  1. Desktop Icons Moving

    I have files and shortcuts that run down the left side and across the top of my screen that I keep for easy access. Whenever I save a new file to the desktop it goes to the upper left corner and moves things. I've done the usual uncheck auto arrange and align to grid checks, I don't know why it keeps happening and it's very annoying. Is there a way to fix it? I appreciate any and all assistance.

    TheBParsons, Aug 27, 2020
  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 Moving ;)
    qubit, Aug 27, 2020
  3. Juzar_Ali Win User
    Freely moving desktop icons in windows 10


    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, Aug 27, 2020
  4. Rhina Vib Win User

    Desktop Icons Moving

    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, Aug 27, 2020

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