Windows 10: how can i place desktop icons where i want them

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  1. how can i place desktop icons where i want them


    how can i place desktop icons where i want them

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    PatLewis48, Apr 28, 2020
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  2. Yolvi Ell Win User

    Cant place icons on certain places on dekstop

    We appreciate the information you've provided. We suggest downloading the latest update, KB4020102, to see if that resolves your concern with the icon placement.
    To do that, go to Settings > Update & Security
    > Check for Updates.

    We also recommend changing the desktop icon settings. To access it, follow these steps:


    • Click Start.

    • Type Themes and press Enter.

    • Click Change desktop icons.

    • Uncheck Allow themes to change desktop icons.

    • Click Apply.

    • Click OK.

    After installing the latest updates and changing the desktop icon settings, check if you can place icons on the left side of your screen.

    Let us know if what happens to your icon placement after following these steps.
     
    Yolvi Ell, Apr 28, 2020
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  3. Remove Linux Desktop Icons

    I am not sure whether this will work (Ubuntu does not have icons like that on the desktop by default), but I suggest opening the trash bin and sweeping the icons into the window showing the trash bin.
     
    Peter1986C, Apr 28, 2020
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  4. Xylee Del Win User

    how can i place desktop icons where i want them

    Windows 10 can't lock desktop icons in place

    Hi,

    In Windows 10, there are ways to keep the icons in place. To make them stay in their location, we suggest that you check these methods:

    Method 1:

    • In your desktop, right click on an open area.
    • Select Personalise, click Themes on the left menu.
    • Remove the checkmark on Allow themes to change desktop icons, then click
      Apply.
    • Arrange your icons where you want them to be.

    Method 2:

    • In an open area, right click on your desktop.
    • Select View, on the drop down menu Auto arrange icons shouldn't have a checkmark and
      Align icons to grid should have a checkmark.
    Let us know if any of the above methods work.
     
    Xylee Del, Apr 28, 2020
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