Windows 10: Win 10 keeps re-arranging my desktop?

  1.    02 Jul 2018 #1

    Win 10 keeps re-arranging my desktop?

    I have the occasional case (maybe once per week) that Windows decides to re-arrange my desktop icons each and every time I change *anything* on the desktop (e.g. move an existing icon or add another one) but apparently also sometimes "out-of-the-blue".
    Then my carefully arranged desktop gets "re-arranged", i.e. all icons are moved to some - apparently random - position on the screen. Meanwhile I have installed a utility to correct that (Iconoid) which allows me to save a layout and re-apply it, but I have to trigger that utility again and again during the course of a day to correct the garbled layout again. After half a day or a day that "phenomenon" is gone and the desktop gets well-behaved again.

    Why is that so? What could cause Windows 10 Pro to decide that it needs to rearrange all icons? Why are there days where it does that all the time and others, where this doesn't happen at all?

    BTW: I have disabled the "Autoarrange" and "Align to grid" settings in the desktop's View-menu. It *me* who wants to have authorative control of where desktop icons get placed!
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  2.    02 Jul 2018 #2

    Hi, this had been observed by some users for several generations of Windows as you will find from a general search. It is not experienced by all.

    It's been very extensively discussed on this forum e.g.
    Desktop icons keep rearranging - Page 17 - Windows 10 Forums
    Win10 desktop icons rearranging on boot Solved - Page 2 - Windows 10 Forums
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