Windows 10: Moving Icons on Dual Monitors

Discus and support Moving Icons on Dual Monitors in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; On my dual monitor system there are shortcut icons that will move themselves to the 2nd monitor (HDMI connection). I don't use the 2nd full time so I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by chuckp, Nov 1, 2018.

  1. chuckp Win User

    Moving Icons on Dual Monitors


    On my dual monitor system there are shortcut icons that will move themselves to the 2nd monitor (HDMI connection). I don't use the 2nd full time so I would like them to stay on the 1st. To move them back I have to turn on the other monitor and drag them back. If I unplug the 2nd they will return to the 1st and even in sorted order but when I reconnect they will jump back. It's not always the same icons that jump.

    :)
     
    chuckp, Nov 1, 2018
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  2. qubit Win User

    Desktop Icon Keeps On Moving

    That's because your resolution is changing each time. To test, try setting to 1024x768, arrange a couple of icons and then restart the PC. As long as the resolution after startup is still 1024x768, then the icons won't move. Trust me. *Wink Moving Icons on Dual Monitors ;)
     
    qubit, Nov 1, 2018
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  3. techguy31 Win User
    Desktop Icon Keeps On Moving

    I see. I was using a 23" monitor before and the highest resolution was below 1080p so I guess windows remembers that monitors resolution right? I have tried de.das.dude suggestion, but everytime I turn off the computer after arranging the icons it goes back to misarranging the icons.
     
    techguy31, Nov 1, 2018
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  4. Nyima Yonten Win User

    Moving Icons on Dual Monitors

    Icons move to the left on a 4K monitor

    Hi Dirk,



    I realize the inconvenience you are experiencing with . I will certainly help you.



    This issue might occur if there is display settings or icon settings.



    To assist you better, please provided us the information below:

    • What is the make and model of the computer?

    I suggest you to follow the steps below to change auto arrange icon settings and also update display adapter driver in the Device Manager. Check if it helps.



    Step 1: I recommend you to change auto arrange icon settings.

    1. Right click on Desktop screen.

    2. Then click on View.

    3. Uncheck mark on Auto arrange icons.



    Step 2: I suggest you to update the latest driver for display adapter in the Device Manager.

    1. Press Windows Key + R Key.

    2. Then type “devmgmt.msc” without the quotes and hit on
    Enter Key.

    3. Expand Display Adapter.

    4. Right click on the driver and click on Update Driver Software.

    5. Follow the instruction to update the driver.

    Please get back to us with an update on issue with using monitor and change in desktop icon settings, we will be happy to help.



    Thank you.
     
    Nyima Yonten, Nov 1, 2018
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