1.    29 Apr 2016 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Posts : 340
    Window 10

    I am SO over Windows Reshuffling my Desktop Icons


    So the only way I could ever get Windows 10 to stop play roulette when I put the PC to sleep, signed off, or someone else signed in was by setting the scaling factor to the recommended setting in all accounts and not messing with anything else. Well that doesn't work with a 4K 3840x2160 display -- everything is way to small.

    How can I get Windows 10 to stop messing with the arrangement of my desktop icons?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    30 Apr 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,138
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Hello, there's a huge thread on this on the forum which should help- this has been discussed many times.
    Desktop icons keep rearranging - Page 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Please use the search box above: e.g.
    desktop icons rearrange
    desktop icons move
    desktop icons rearranging

    Not a new issue in Win 10, but seems to be bothering more people than previous Windows editions.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    30 Apr 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    Posts : 698

    In the old days, there were utilities that would "lock in" and some even "saved" the desktop of Windows 3.1 - WFW 3.11. I do not know how to find a reliable working utilities for Windows 10 ['cause I don't use W10, cannot test]. Perhaps, there is something out there.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    30 Apr 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,138
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Please see the above thread- your prayers have already been answered..
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    30 Apr 2016 #5
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    Posts : 698

    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    Please see the above thread- your prayers have already been answered..
    I'm glad you provided a great solution -- those 3rd party utilities don't always deliver what's promised
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    30 Apr 2016 #6
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Posts : 340
    Window 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    Hello, there's a huge thread on this on the forum which should help- this has been discussed many times.
    Desktop icons keep rearranging - Page 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Please use the search box above: e.g.
    desktop icons rearrange
    desktop icons move
    desktop icons rearranging

    Not a new issue in Win 10, but seems to be bothering more people than previous Windows editions.
    I reviewed this thread (and the others both here and on multiple forums) but there is no definitive, clear cut, straightforward solution, which is why I asked the question again. I asked a simple question and was hoping for a simple answer, not a point to a convoluted history of threads, answers, and many solutions that do not work.

    If the answer is that there is no solution, that is an answer.

    Thank you.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  7.    30 Apr 2016 #7
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Penns Forrest
    Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3

    Quote Originally Posted by PJLLB View Post
    I reviewed this thread (and the others both here and on multiple forums) but there is no definitive, clear cut, straightforward solution, which is why I asked the question again.
    Right click open area of your desktop

    Change View menu pick

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	dtView.png 
Views:	27 
Size:	6.6 KB 
ID:	77569
    Hint: You might also try changing the view to large icons on your 4k monitor

    Change Sortby menu pick

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	dtSortby.png 
Views:	27 
Size:	5.3 KB 
ID:	77568
    Last edited by Slartybart; 30 Apr 2016 at 16:43.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  8.    30 Apr 2016 #8
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,138
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Quote Originally Posted by PJLLB View Post
    I reviewed this thread (and the others both here and on multiple forums) but there is no definitive, clear cut, straightforward solution, which is why I asked the question again. I asked a simple question and was hoping for a simple answer, not a point to a convoluted history of threads, answers, and many solutions that do not work.

    If the answer is that there is no solution, that is an answer.

    Thank you.
    You did not trouble to explain that in your first post so you have no right to criticise my response in that sort of manner. Sorry, I can't read your mind.

    Many people post without looking to see what had been said. Your first post gave no evidence you had, so what did you expect?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  9.    30 Apr 2016 #9
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    Posts : 698

    dalchina, +1 about your solution set. In my experience, quite often, a simple question does not lead to a simple solution. For example: How do I backup my computer? Simple question. The answer, if desiring a successful long-term answer, will take much more than a simple one line sentence.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  10.    01 May 2016 #10
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Posts : 340
    Window 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    You did not trouble to explain that in your first post so you have no right to criticise my response in that sort of manner. Sorry, I can't read your mind.

    Many people post without looking to see what had been said. Your first post gave no evidence you had, so what did you expect?
    What more can I explain from my initial post (below)? Further, if you had read the many threads you reference (and some others as I have) you will note that I commented in several posts that keeping the display scaling to the recommended settings across all account profiles stopped the rearrangement of icons. And my recent question referenced a 4K display setting.

    So I ask again. If you don't want to answer with a succinct solution or a link to a specific solution (rather than the multitude of rambling options that don't work), then please don't reply. Thank you.

    So the only way I could ever get Windows 10 to stop play roulette when I put the PC to sleep, signed off, or someone else signed in was by setting the scaling factor to the recommended setting in all accounts and not messing with anything else. Well that doesn't work with a 4K 3840x2160 display -- everything is way to small.

    How can I get Windows 10 to stop messing with the arrangement of my desktop icons?

    UPDATE: Unckecking the Align to Grid option in the desktop View options seems to have stopped the re-arrangment. Thanks again for all of your help.
    Last edited by PJLLB; 06 May 2016 at 10:09.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Solved Sizing disparity between App icons and desktop icons in taskbar
I have successfully installed Windows 10 ("final') on three devices: One venerable notebook, one "media" desktop computer (in my living room) and my main desktop computer in my home office. Unfortunately, I have encountered a strange phenomenon...
General Support
Why did Windows 10 doubled most of the icons on my desktop?
win10 doubled the icons on my desktop (AT RANDOM). While I was cleaning up the mess, win10 deleted most of the icons I told it to keep. COMPLETELY AT RANDOM. no input for me. What is up?:mad:
General Support
Thumbnails, desktop icons, taskbar icons gone, Properties doesnt work
All of a sudden the following symptoms (all at the same time):: 1. Taskbar icons gone (replaced by a neutral identical icon) except Edge and Store 2. In File Explorer, no longer thumbnails, no icons either, simply blank, but names show 3. All...
General Support
taskbar missing and desktop icons missing_black background no icons
My taskbar is missing and my icons on the desktop are missing as well the background is dark kindly help:shock:
General Support
Customization Add or Remove Default Desktop Icons in Windows 10
How to Add or Remove Common Desktop Icons in Windows 10 Windows includes the common This PC (aka: Computer), User's Files, Network, Recycle Bin, and Control Panel shortcuts that you can add or remove as icons on your desktop. This tutorial...
Tutorials
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:27.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums