Windows 10: Cannot move start menu tiles
If u r talking about the Tiles, try right clicking on the task bar and uncheck Lock the Taskbar. Don't forget to lock it when u r done.
@thundercat: lock the taskbar = 'don't move the whole taskbar' - could you explain your thinking? Thanks.
I checked the local group policy, start screen layout is not set, so its not that that is preventing the movement of tiles.
and taskbar is not locked, although I don't think thats relevant.
I'm going to run a backup at the weekend so I might try a repair.
Try this (as previously)
Simpler solution (maybe)
How to lock metro tiles in windows 8.1 - Microsoft Community
This tool may well offer you a way to 'unlock' the tiles. It depends what it changes.
Note: An in-place repair install might not fix the problem as it's a setting. That is, the repair install generally respects user settings - including file associations (mostly I found) (unlike the original build 10580). So it depends if you're lucky.
As far as I can tel that link just points to a page that says change group policy editor setting which is what you listed
Unfortunately tile-locker is not much help. It just changes the flag on in the group policy, exactlythe same as I treid manually.
As as note I can move complete groups around and if I add a new programe it create a new group.
So I can get some form of useability with every programme in its own group.
Useable but not really acceptable
Mm, not surprising, just a GUI way of doing it. So, let's assume it would have worked after your clean install and it's not working now.
Suggest exploring the possibility of a conflict with sthg installed.
What happens if you do a clean boot?
If still a problem, download and install shellexview from Nirsoft. Hide all MS extensions, disable the rest (check if there's anything to be concerned about). The effect is immediate- no need to log off. See how your tiles behave.
Thanks for your help
Already tried a Clean boot and in safe mode, even created a new user it still happens on all.
Shellexview is a neat programme, but this did not help. I suspect theres a corrupted file somewhere.
I might trawl through the logs just to see if anything stands out, But I do struggle sometimes to interpret them.
Have you actually tried SFC /SCANNOW (elevated command prompt) - I have a feeling that won't fix your problem tho. - no more.
I return to my original premise: in place upgrade repair.
That may fix the problem - but it does respect most of your settings. So if it's some settings issue it doesn't address, it won't fix it.
1. Create a disk image now. (That's your safety net).
2. Do an in place upgrade install
(If things go wrong, you have your disk image)
This will allow you to see if your problem is fixed, and you can move on.
What might or will change?
a. Your system language may be reset to default, and you would need to redownload any language packs.
b. System restore will be turned off.
c. You might find the odd association changed (most aren't).
d. You may need to set up your Wifi connection again (relatively easy).
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