Windows 10: Windows 10 desktop icons become huge tiles on boot

Discus and support Windows 10 desktop icons become huge tiles on boot in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Hi folks, Running Windows 10 on a Dell laptop, we've recently experienced a strange problem. Normally, icon size is set at SMALL, and this laptop... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by notonyourtintype, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. Windows 10 desktop icons become huge tiles on boot


    Hi folks,


    Running Windows 10 on a Dell laptop, we've recently experienced a strange problem. Normally, icon size is set at SMALL, and this laptop has perhaps 30 or more icons on the desktop.


    On cold boot (power up) in the morning, for two mornings in a row, we've had the icons come up the same size but in a tile of desktop space that is about five times the space -- instead of being spaced a few pixels apart, they are inches apart. Rebooting (not fast rebooting) causes the proper icon behavior to come back, and it stays fine the rest of the day.


    Dual monitors (laptop plus one extra) using a DisplayLink adapter -- which had not been behaving this way before.


    "Allow themes to control icons" is off.


    BTW, another Windows 10 Dell laptop in the house, same model DisplayLink adapter, running two external monitors, is not (cross my fingers) showing this problem.


    Ideas?


    Thanks.

    :)
     
    notonyourtintype, Oct 21, 2019
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  2. 95Viper Win User

    Windows 10 desktop icons not in order

    In ccleaner, did you uncheck cleaning the icon cache... have not used in a while; however, I think that is what the option is called.

    Now, if you are setting the icons and they move after you have set the settings and not changed them... you may have the "Random Windows 10 Icon movement problem".
    Some people have this and some don't.

    Here is a thread on the problem at Windows10 forums: Windows 10: Folder View Settings and Desktop Icon Positions Not Saving
     
    95Viper, Oct 21, 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, Oct 21, 2019
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  4. Windows 10 desktop icons become huge tiles on boot

    Desktop Icons and MS Tiles

    All of my desktop icons are gone and the MS tiles are displayed...I can get rif=d of the tiles, but I can't get the desktop iconcs back...any suggestions
     
    DeeJay2315, Oct 21, 2019
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