Windows 10: Desktop icons keep rearranging
Like i said I'm new to this whole problem. All i know is it worked. My icons stay put.
Questions; Is This a Permanent fix?:
Desktop Icons Align to Grid - Turn On or Off in Windows 10
or a Makeshift to cover the Problem, no offense meant.
And 2; Does this Problem lead to anything more dangerous to the System itself, because i have no doubt that Microsoft is working on a permanent fix, and i'm willing to wait it out until they do. I'd only like to know if there are any risks in doing so. Programmers Please advise.
Note: This problem started happening with me about 4-5 days ago. And i believe started with a 1-2 second black screen while i was browsing.
I think I have figured this out, at least for my Windows 10 PC: My monitor (really a 1080p TV) takes some 5-10 seconds to boot,* during which time the PC is not detecting monitor information about resolution, and therefore assumes you are hooked up to a legacy, non-Plug-N-Play monitor with limited resolution capability. Windows responds by reducing the resolution and fitting the desktop icons into that smaller frame. I have now gone several weeks without this problem recurring, by being certain that the monitor/TV is fully booted and in computer mode before turning on my PC, or waking it from sleep mode.
If anyone knows how this default resolution can be adjusted, please let me know.
* All modern TV's and monitors are in reality special purpose computers, which talk to your PC to identify themselves and required driver settings.
I don't have a TV/monitor in this setup. It's actually an old 15" IBM, with 4:3 aspect ratio connected to my laptop which IS 16:9.
gplea: I don't have a TV/monitor in this setup. It's actually an old 15" IBM, with 4:3 aspect ratio connected to my laptop which IS 16:9.
This sounds like what I was referring to, your monitor is probably not plug-n-play, so the laptop doesn't know what it is connected to. I accidentally woke from sleep mode a couple of times before my monitor booted and my icons rearranged themselves again, confirming this as the cause. The exact manner of the rearrangement didn't seem to make much sense, so I don't know what the OS is thinking, but it does seem to be triggered by not having PNP info from the monitor.
Sorry Ken, that solution didn't work, nor does it seem to hold water. I DID unplug my 2nd monitor so only my laptop was working and before I rebooted I arranged my icons like I wanted them, and when it rebooted it had changed back to how it was before I rearranged them. I'm resolved to the fact that the CLUELESS Millennials that are running our technical sector, but haven't an OUNCE of people skills, or the concept of "If it works DON'T 'FIX' IT!" There's my rant for the day.
GPLEA I think it's obvious, since there was a second shooter hidden behind the grassy knoll, you have MISS-interpreted things. I hope you are good looking, to compensate.
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