Windows 10: Desktop Icons doing strange things when I arrange them

  1.    28 May 2018 #1

    Desktop Icons doing strange things when I arrange them


    Hey folks!

    I have this weird issue on my desktop when I try to arrange them, look this nonsense
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    Why this is happening?

    Thanks in advance!
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  2.    28 May 2018 #2

    Right click on the desktop, select View, uncheck Align to grid.
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  3.    03 Jun 2018 #3

    dmholt57 said: View Post
    Right click on the desktop, select View, uncheck Align to grid.

    that doesn't solve my problem or why it is happening .. :/ also I want them to be aligned to the grid
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  4. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       09 Jun 2018 #4

    Some time ago Microsoft had expressed the desire for a clean desktop, seems only the Recycle Bin was desired. One of the icons a couple three versions back that was removed was Computer/My PC/other name for it. The desktop is not static like a picture on the wall but dynamic, always being refreshed/renewed and the icons may flash or change position. Since RAM/Random Access Memory is involved there may not be much one can do without the use of third-party software.
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  5. Wynona's Avatar
    Posts : 21,182
    Windows 10 Skip Ahead Preview Build 18219
       09 Jun 2018 #5

    Berton said: View Post
    Some time ago Microsoft had expressed the desire for a clean desktop, seems only the Recycle Bin was desired. One of the icons a couple three versions back that was removed was Computer/My PC/other name for it. The desktop is not static like a picture on the wall but dynamic, always being refreshed/renewed and the icons may flash or change position. Since RAM/Random Access Memory is involved there may not be much one can do without the use of third-party software.
    I require a clean desktop, Berton, but never knew Microsoft wanted me to have it so. I'd rather have all my icons in QuickLaunch.
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  6. davidhk's Avatar
    Posts : 5,208
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       09 Jun 2018 #6

    alesyt0h said: View Post
    Hey folks!

    I have this weird issue on my desktop when I try to arrange them, look this nonsense
    (The images are .gifs, click on them to see)

    Click image for larger version. 

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Views:	17 
Size:	1.75 MB 
ID:	190470Click image for larger version. 

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Views:	13 
Size:	1.64 MB 
ID:	190471Click image for larger version. 

Name:	82073b11bf18c74cee8d93f52f1f184a.gif 
Views:	9 
Size:	1.65 MB 
ID:	190472

    Why this is happening?

    Thanks in advance!
    I won't be of much help to you. Just my humble 2 cents...

    What if you change the icon size ; large, medium or small ?

    I am notorious with cluttering the desktop with icons. I have "cleaned up" a bit, but still a lot on desktop. I use medium size for my desktop icons. They only move where I want them to move.

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    Last edited by davidhk; 09 Jun 2018 at 21:03.
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  7.    09 Jun 2018 #7

    Uncheck this.

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  8.    10 Jun 2018 #8

    still happening the same
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  9.    11 Jun 2018 #9

    Select "Show hidden files, folders, and drives"
    Uncheck "Hide extensions for known file types"
    Uncheck "Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)"
    Click "Apply"

    Isn't your desktop full of hidden temporary files?

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