Windows 10: Is there a way to lock the icons in place on the desktop?

Discus and support Is there a way to lock the icons in place on the desktop? in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I have a user with hand tremors and they inadvertently move icons on the desktop. Is there a way to lock down the desktop layout?... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by PatrickTweed, Jun 14, 2021.

  1. Is there a way to lock the icons in place on the desktop?


    I have a user with hand tremors and they inadvertently move icons on the desktop. Is there a way to lock down the desktop layout?

    :)
     
    PatrickTweed, Jun 14, 2021
    #1

  2. How to lock desktop icons in place?

    You can't lock desktop icons. But, as Steve suggests, you can record their positions ... and, if icons get moved, you can restore them to their saved positions.
     
    margrave55, Jun 14, 2021
    #2
  3. Xylee Del Win User
    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, Jun 14, 2021
    #3
  4. koolking Win User

    Is there a way to lock the icons in place on the desktop?

    lock Win 10 desktop icons in place

    Hello,

    I need to lock my icons in place but can't find where to do that. I followed the instructions in your knowledge base but there was no option available as described. Here is what I tried:


    • Right Click on desktop screen.

    • Place the cursor on View.

    • In drop down menu, select auto align and check.
    There was no "auto align" option available. I tried "auto arrange" and that shifted all my icons to the left side of the screen. I need to lock them in place where I put them.

    How can I do that?

    TIA,

    kk
     
    koolking, Jun 14, 2021
    #4
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