Windows 10: After Autumn update - Desktop Icons will not go to the edge


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
       30 Nov 2017 #1

    After Autumn update - Desktop Icons will not go to the edge


    Spent about 2 or 3 hours researching online then about an hour here.

    After the Autumn Creators Update, my desktop icons will not go to the 'edge'. See below picture.
    Before, like on one of my pc's, it's like below -
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    The icons can be drug to the very bottom, which in fact hides the name of each icon. And you only see the icon.

    After the update, cannot do this anymore. Can be drug to the edge, but the name still shows.

    I've done the obvious as below - unchecked auto arrange & align.
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    Any answer or suggestion would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks in advance.
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  2. Berton's Avatar
    Posts : 5,399
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       30 Nov 2017 #2

    As shown on that right-click menu there is a hidden grid that the icons fit on. A lot depends upon the resolution used that is supported by the video card/adapter and the monitor. Usually a Desktop's monitor has a Menu button on the front or one edge the user opens to make adjustments on the monitor itself, most times the defaults are best. With all the adjustments available on the monitor and the computer it takes a bit of experimentation to get the results desired. For my HP 21.5" monitor and 4 computers [with 4 different operating systems] on a KVM I've found a resolution on all 4 of 1440x900 to be great. Setting text and icons to 125% is great for my older eyes.
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
    Thread Starter
       02 Dec 2017 #3

    Thanks for your reply.
    But the resolution was not the problem.
    I've compared the update pc with a non-update pc, and there are tons of changes.
    Looks like I'll have to live with it.

    Thanks again.
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