Windows 10: moving desktop icons

Discus and support moving desktop icons in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Ever since the latest update my desktop icons are difficult to keep in place. I do not have auto arrange or align to grid checked. When I move icons... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by logman, Aug 21, 2017.

  1. logman Win User

    moving desktop icons


    Ever since the latest update my desktop icons are difficult to keep in place. I do not have auto arrange or align to grid checked. When I move icons where I want them they often snap to another position at random. I have all my desktop icons positioned around the perimeter of the screen. Icons used to stay where I put them now they don't
    how can I correct this?.........

    :)
     
    logman, Aug 21, 2017
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  2. jobabarry Win User

    Desktop icons moving

    desktop icons moving
     
    jobabarry, Aug 21, 2017
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  3. Rohn007 Win User
    Desktop Icons moving

    MS does not want us to store icons on the desktop anymore. There is no native feature to keep icons in place if the screen resolution changes. That can happen with some older video cards and if you have more than a single monitor setup.

    Back in Win 8 I used Stardock fences while it was in beta test. I really liked it.

    Right now I am using ICU. It is adequate for simple setups. It only captures the main screen of my dual screen setup. But it does with with my 4K monitor.

    Today I tried Desktop OK. Didn't work for me, at all.
     
    Rohn007, Aug 21, 2017
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  4. mrgeek Win User

    moving desktop icons

    Try using 'align to grid' to see if they stick under that View setting
     
    mrgeek, Aug 22, 2017
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  5. tcebob Win User
    There are several good Icon position save and restore utilities. I use Desktop Restore and like it.
     
    tcebob, Aug 22, 2017
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  6. logman Win User
    will try
     
    logman, Aug 23, 2017
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  7. logman Win User
    I'll see if it works.
     
    logman, Aug 23, 2017
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  8. Bree New Member

    moving desktop icons

    Yes, this does seem a frequently reported problem since the Creators Update. It seems to be a bit too clever for its own good in 'intelligently rearranging' desktop icons.

    What fixed it for me was a minor adjustment to the vertical spacing for the icons, the tip I followed is here:
    Desktop icons misbehaving after Creators Update
     
    Bree, Apr 4, 2018
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