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  1. Joined : Jun 2015
    UK
    Posts : 1,152
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       04 Nov 2016 #151

    KenCrawford said: View Post
    I have had this same problem on several machines with Windows 10 back thru 7. It seems to be a Windows bug, in my opinion. And no, my arrangement settings aren't wrong.
    My icons still rearrange to the left if I switch between user accounts on my two PCs. The icons are fine if I log off each account before logging in to the next one. This is a bug in Windows and another example of poor MS software engineering. They also show no interest in fixing the bug since it has now been present for a long time.
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  2. Joined : Mar 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       3 Weeks Ago #152

    Hey guys,

    I've ran into the same issue and decided to write a very lightweight application that remembers the state before the resolution changes and after the resolution has changed, it's going to put the icons back in place where they belong. No more clicking and other stuff, install once, be done forever.

    Check it out here:
    https://github.com/TomONeill/persistentdesktopicons (if you're a developer, please create an issue on GitHub)

    Edit:
    I didn't properly test it before going public, stupid me. I've noticed there's a lot more to it than my original idea of how it all works. Currently I have an idea of how the application should work and in the upcoming weeks I'm going to try and finish the job. The problem is that the positions of the desktop icons are different for every resolution. This means I've got to save the icon positions AND the resolution and compare the resolution you're going to change to.

    I've uploaded a little side-release which is capable of keeping one resolution's state only and automatically restores the icons when changing resolution. So this will work if you have to turn down your resolution to play a game to come back to your initial resolution (or when turning the monitor off/on).
    Last edited by TomONeill; 2 Weeks Ago at 18:10.
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