1.    02 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 8
    Windows 10

    [Bug] Strange Menu Appeared on Desktop


    I need a bit of help from you guys. My cat just walked over my keyboard while I was on the desktop (no applications open) and this happened: https://i.imgur.com/FTkUZVS.jpg (Things in RED are added by me.)

    I have this strange "grid" on my desktop. It won't go away. I tried rebooting, but it stayed. It seems to be somehow tied to the explorer.exe. If I end explorer.exe, it vanishes, too.

    I have literally no idea how to tackle this issue


    Edit: I should add, that while right-clicking the menu elements gives me a context menu, I can't actually change anything. It's completely unresponsive.
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  2.    02 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 8
    Windows 10

    Update: I just realized that this isn't just a wired overlay, it's actually my desktop. When I drag files or shortcuts on the desktop they are organized inside this grid. Changing the layout in the user/desktop folder doesn't change anything, though.
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  3.    02 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 8
    Windows 10

    Okay, solved, I'm stupid <.<
    I just had to set the view option back to icons. Still, I have no idea how it was even possibly to get that view on the desktop.
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