Windows 10: laggy desktop performance when selecting large number of desktop icons

Discus and support laggy desktop performance when selecting large number of desktop icons in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; My laptop is laggy when selecting many icons using the mouse (Using the mouse right-click and then dragging the mouse over the icons with the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by mibaup, Nov 3, 2019.

  1. mibaup Win User

    laggy desktop performance when selecting large number of desktop icons


    My laptop is laggy when selecting many icons using the mouse (Using the mouse right-click and then dragging the mouse over the icons with the blueish/transparent square). I am not sure it's hardware issue because the CPU is Intel i7-5500u.

    Talking about that: (In that picture there are no icons, I just wanted to show what I mean by the blueish/transparent square)

    laggy desktop performance when selecting large number of desktop icons [​IMG]

    :)
     
    mibaup, Nov 3, 2019
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  2. S WMARR Win User

    Windows 10 desktop Icon resizing?

    I found out how to resize desktop icons, see below ,

    To change the desktop icons take the steps below:

    · Right click on an empty area of the desktop

    · Select ‘View’



    From here we will have three options:

    · Large Icons

    · Medium Icons

    · Classic Icons



    When you select the options listed above the icons will change based on the size selected.
     
    S WMARR, Nov 3, 2019
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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, Nov 3, 2019
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  4. laggy desktop performance when selecting large number of desktop icons

    opening icons on desktop

    Hello Evaine,

    We still can't identify the possible causes of this desktop icon issues you're experiencing. To get a closer look at the root cause, we need additional information. Kindly answer the following questions below:

    • Are you also experiencing the same issue when clicking any icons on the Start menu?
    • Does the issue still the same when using another mouse? How about using your mouse on another computer?
    • Is it also possible to send us a screenshot when the white square box appears after you double click the desktop icon?
    • Have you also tried performing a hardware troubleshooter? If you still haven't, just follow the steps below:

    Hardware Troubleshoot

    Windows has a built-in troubleshooter to check and fix issues with hardware and devices. We would suggest that you run this troubleshooter to check if the issue is with your mouse.

    Refer these steps:

    • Press Windows key +X, select Control panel
    • Change the view by option on the top right to Large icons
    • Click on troubleshooting and click on the view all option on the left panel
    • Run the Hardware and devices troubleshooter

    We look forward to your reply.
     
    Michelle Vil, Nov 3, 2019
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