Windows 10: Desktop Icons Moving

Discus and support Desktop Icons Moving in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; Every time I restart my computer, half of my desktop icons move over to my second monitor. I cannot figure out why. I've googled solutions which don't... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/JakeRotten, Feb 7, 2021.

  1. Desktop Icons Moving

    Every time I restart my computer, half of my desktop icons move over to my second monitor. I cannot figure out why. I've googled solutions which don't work. Both of my monitors are set to their recommended resolutions, auto arrange icons is off, and align icons to grid is on. How do I fix this?

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    /u/JakeRotten, Feb 7, 2021
  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, Feb 7, 2021
  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, Feb 7, 2021
  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, Feb 7, 2021

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