Windows 10: How do I stop the desktop from moving icons on their own?

Discus and support How do I stop the desktop from moving icons on their own? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Whenever I paste something onto the desktop, the icons all move by one square to somewhere and I can't figure out how to stop this. I tried enabled and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Jiehfeng, Jan 14, 2021.

  1. Jiehfeng Win User

    How do I stop the desktop from moving icons on their own?


    Whenever I paste something onto the desktop, the icons all move by one square to somewhere and I can't figure out how to stop this. I tried enabled and disabling auto arrange but it doesn't fix the issue, align to grid is enabled.

    I just want the pasted file to go to the last area like normal. This is what happens for me:

    https://i.imgur.com/1Iq6Yx6.mp4

    Please help, thanks in advance.

    :)
     
    Jiehfeng, Jan 14, 2021
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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 How do I stop the desktop from moving icons on their own? ;)
     
    qubit, Jan 14, 2021
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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, Jan 14, 2021
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  4. Rhina Vib Win User

    How do I stop the desktop from moving icons on their own?

    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, Jan 14, 2021
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