Windows 10: Icons forget size and positions on reboot.

Discus and support Icons forget size and positions on reboot. in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; After setting the base resolution to 125%, the screen icons seemed unaffected--until the system is rebooted. At this point, icons are reset to maximum... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by William Vaughn, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. Icons forget size and positions on reboot.

    After setting the base resolution to 125%, the screen icons seemed unaffected--until the system is rebooted. At this point, icons are reset to maximum size (only eight fit on the screen). Once icons are manually resized, (Ctrl-Scroll), they're scattered all over the screen. Set "auto-position" and they return to their correct place (left border of the primary screen). Reboot and these changes did not persist. I assume that the system thinks I'm blind.

    Frankly, I think the system is not shutting down correctly (completely?) and not writing these changes to the registry until the last minute and thus not persisted.

    Running a dual-monitor Lenovo Thinkpad W510.


    William Vaughn, Aug 6, 2015
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    Title pretty much says it. I like win8-styled start menu and today I upgraded to Windows 10. However, after each reboot icons on start screen become of the default size and change its positions randomly.
    yuyoyuppe, Aug 6, 2015
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    Ron-Francis, Aug 6, 2015

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