Windows 10: icons on desktop will not drag

Discus and support icons on desktop will not drag in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Win 10, 64 bit, recent upgrade from Win 7. Beginning this afternoon, all of a sudden, the icons on the desktop will not drag, they are fixed in... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by aakaak, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. aakaak Win User

    icons on desktop will not drag


    Win 10, 64 bit, recent upgrade from Win 7.

    Beginning this afternoon, all of a sudden, the icons on the desktop will not drag, they are fixed in place.

    I can delete them, open them, move them via right-click and 'copy to' or 'move to'. They simply will not move.

    I've tried restarting the computer but the behavior persists.

    There has been other difficulties that might be related,

    if the computer has been doing nothing for a while, an horu or more, it takes about a minute or so before it will do anything even though I have it set never to sleep.

    For the past week or so when I turn it on in the morning the desktop will not display until I right-click it.

    :)
     
    aakaak, Jul 1, 2016
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  2. create a short cut for web sites

    You can drag a favorite to the desktop. Or, what at a website, just grab the icon in front of the URL in the address bar and drag it to the desktop or Taskbar.
     
    Bruce Hagen, Jul 1, 2016
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  3. Buell C Win User
    How do I add website Icons to the Windows 10 Desktop?

    You say "Drag web icon to desktop". What is the "web icon"? And how do you drag it? I need very specifics.
     
    Buell C, Jul 1, 2016
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  4. Ztruker Win User

    icons on desktop will not drag

    See how it works if you boot to Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking.

    To get there, click on the Start button. click on the Power5 icon then hold down the Shift key and click on Restart.

    If everything works okay there then something is starting at boot that is causing the problem. Use Clean Boot to isolate to culprit.

    See here: How to Perform a Clean Boot in Windows 10 to Troubleshoot Software Conflicts
     
    Ztruker, Jul 2, 2016
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  5. aakaak Win User
    Thanks. That didn't help because I couldn't see any icons on the desktop in safe mode.

    However I did figure out the culprit was Fences v1, which I should have thought of immediately.

    I had been using the trial of the new version since I upgraded to Win 10 but then it ran out and I'm too chintzy to buy it so I installed the last free version.

    Is there any way to make it work?
     
    aakaak, Jul 3, 2016
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  6. Ztruker Win User
    Is that Stardock Fences or some other vendor? As for making it work, best to post in the vendor forum.
     
    Ztruker, Jul 3, 2016
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  7. aakaak Win User
    Yes, it's Stardock Fences.

    I'd feel hesitant about posting in their forum because they may feel uninterested in helping me make an early free version work when they'd really like to get $10 out of me for the good version.

    [edit: other behaviors keep on regdardless, though at first they did not].
     
    aakaak, Apr 4, 2018
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