Windows 10: Why are my Desktop Icons like this?

Discus and support Why are my Desktop Icons like this? in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; [ATTACH] the resolution is 1920 x 1080 (recommended) the text/app size is 150% (recommended)... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/babyloniangardens, Apr 13, 2021.

  1. Why are my Desktop Icons like this?


    Why are my Desktop Icons like this? 7fSe8tVj3wwKbmxhy_57DYPPHC-JZGp1-FsDiu4qHS0.jpg

    the resolution is 1920 x 1080 (recommended)

    the text/app size is 150% (recommended)

    https://preview.redd.it/5axva53x02t...bp&s=82ac7bd90b5e003de416ff725493cb4d7548bf6e

    i tried restarting--nope.

    i tried clicking "Align Icons to Grid"--nope, it stays the same either way.

    i tried changing the resolution to other types but the icons are still so wide & arranged in such a weird horizontal grid :/

    i have an hp elitebook x360

    submitted by /u/babyloniangardens
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    :)
     
    /u/babyloniangardens, Apr 13, 2021
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  2. 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, Apr 13, 2021
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  3. Desktop Icons Won't Stay Put

    Hi Laurie,

    As per the issue description I understand that you are facing issues with desktop icons.

    I suggest you try the following step in order to arrange the icons.

    • Right click on the desktop.
    • Click on view
    • Check the option auto arrange icons.
    Let us know if this helps.

    Thanks.
     
    Divya Murugan, Apr 13, 2021
    #3
  4. MCK
    mck Win User

    Why are my Desktop Icons like this?

    Cannot change desktop icon

    Sometimes a desktop icon changes from what it was to a plain white folder. Might be something I did but not sure what.

    To change it to the icon I want, I go:
    1. Rt-click icon > Properties > Change icon
    2. I select the icon I want from the thumbnails of icons.
    3. Click OK
    4. Click Apply
    But the icon does not change. It just stays looking like a white folder.
    HOWEVER, if I pin the icon to the taskbar, the icon on the taskbar does look like the icon I selected in step-2. So the change is registered with Win10 but the icon on the desktop just doesn't change.

    Any ideas on how to fix this?
     
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