Windows 10: Desktop icons keep rearranging

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  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Professional (x64) Version 1511 (build 10586.420)
       11 Jul 2016 #121

    I haven't seen if they fixed this issue yet but the last post was in 2015. Anyone find a solution?
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  2. Slartybart's Avatar
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       11 Jul 2016 #122

    fkersh said: View Post
    I haven't seen if they fixed this issue yet but the last post was in 2015. Anyone find a solution?
    Do you have any 3rd party shell or icon management software (fences ... bins) installed?

    If you do, try uninstalling the 3rd party software as a test.
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    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       11 Jul 2016 #123

    No, it remains a design feature just to irritate everyone. Hopefully it may be fixed on Aug 2nd?
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       11 Jul 2016 #124

    Steve C said: View Post
    No, it remains a design feature just to irritate everyone. Hopefully it may be fixed on Aug 2nd?
    Can't be a design issue - this does not happen on any of my machines (currently 5)
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    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       12 Jul 2016 #125

    I have the problem on both PCs. Having researched the problem, it appears to be a bug on some systems using scaling other than 100%. My icons shift to the left if I switch accounts but are OK if I log out before logging in to another account.
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    Windows 10 Pro 1607 14393.969
       12 Jul 2016 #126

    Steve C said: View Post
    I have the problem on both PCs. Having researched the problem, it appears to be a bug on some systems using scaling other than 100%. My icons shift to the left if I switch accounts but are OK if I log out before logging in to another account.
    You may have found the answer to this problem. I have 2 systems running W10. The first has had W10 since the first previews. It has never had a problem with the desktop icons. It also was an upgrade from Win 8.1. The second machine is pretty new ( I just built it). But it has the display scaling set at 125% and it has the Icon scramble problem. I will have to test this. I also have an issue with windows shrinking. It makes no difference whether they are inactive or minimized. If you don't use the app for some period of time, when you run the app or maximize it, its a little square in the upper left hand corner. ??
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       12 Jul 2016 #127

    Steve C said: View Post
    I have the problem on both PCs. Having researched the problem, it appears to be a bug on some systems using scaling other than 100%. My icons shift to the left if I switch accounts but are OK if I log out before logging in to another account.
    Thanks, there have been some anomalies when scaling is greater than 100% ... so I'll amend my comment:
    Can't be a design issue - must be a implementation bug

    I read the thread as icons keep rearranging - not icons shift left. To me, the first one says
    Hey, I put my Desktop icons here and there, but Windows reorders them alphabetically or aligns them to grid

    Shifting left says to me Windows uses the wrong metrics / incorrectly spaces the icons

    Thanks for the clarification - hopefully Build 1607 will fix that.

    You might ask on the Insider sub-forum if someone is willing to test your scenario - we're getting close to the release date and the Insider build should be very very close to what comes out on 2 August.
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    Windows 10 Pro 1607 14393.969
       14 Jul 2016 #128

    That was a good suggestion, but its not the problem. Since I can't reproduce the issue on demand, I have to wait to see if it happens. Well yesterday after mucking around 1/2 the day with the latest update, It finally did fail on a restart in the afternoon. All in Alphabetical sequence top to bottom on the left. Maybe it has to do with the PRO version ? My laptop (Home version), has never had this problem. The desktop gets it at least once a day.

    Oh well I guess I'll keep searching.
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    Windows 10 Pro 1607 14393.969
       16 Jul 2016 #129

    I may have circumvented this problem. About 3 days ago I fired up another DeskTop and then proceeded to forget that I even did that. The system has been re-booted a dozen times since then and I noticed that Windows on restart or re-boot opens up that other desktop. Well since then I have not had the issue of windows reorganizing my desktop icons.

    I'm going to let it go another week and see what happens.
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  10.    17 Jul 2016 #130

    m3lis said: View Post
    Upon installing windows from scratch this problem does not appear, but it does appear some time later. Perhaps something triggers it?
    Oh yes it does , I have just bought completely new rig
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