Automatic Control Panel icon - Desktop- Weird issue ?


  1. Posts : 90
    Windows 10
       #1

    Automatic Control Panel icon - Desktop- Weird issue ?


    On my desktop, whenever I restart my PC and sumtimes randomly out of nowhere the icon "All control Panel items" appears on my desktop....

    Is anybody else having this same issue ?
    How to solve this - as I cannot Right click and delete as there is no option as such....

    PS: Using Windows 10 Pro with fresh Clean install.

    Image of the icon below:
    Automatic Control Panel icon - Desktop- Weird issue ?-k1.png
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  2. Posts : 61,929
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #2

    Hello Craig,

    When this happens next, see if refreshing (F5) the desktop may clear it. :)
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  3. Posts : 90
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Brink said:
    Hello Craig,

    When this happens next, see if refreshing (F5) the desktop may clear it. :)
    Yup it did the trick !
    BTW, why this is appearing out of nowhere - Does it happen on everybodys PC ?

    My virus scans are all clear - So it cant be tht OR is sumbody tryin to attack mah PC via sum backdoor as tht is a ghost command if I am right.
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  4. Posts : 61,929
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #4

    Great news. :)

    It seems to be a glitch that happens for some, but mostly not though.

    Others have the same issue, but with the Homegroup icon instead.
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  5. Posts : 90
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Brink said:
    Great news. :)

    It seems to be a glitch that happens for some, but mostly not though.

    Others have the same issue, but with the Homegroup icon instead.
    Thx for clearing out my concern, so now tht everything is normal and a common problem I am relaxed.....
    Can u also help me here:
    IE Edge icon - Location pls ?
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  6. Posts : 61,929
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #6

    I haven't found it yet either.
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  7. Posts : 360
    Windows 10 v. 21H1, Build 19043.1348
       #7

    There's another scenario... if you create a VPN connection and then a shortcut to your desktop, the "All Control Panel Icons" shortcut appears. You can move it around anywhere, BUT, it won't go into Recycle Bin. F5 doesn't do the trick. In searching around, there appears to be other ways it will appear, often with creating shortcuts to the desktop, that triggers this icon to appear. It's a Windows 10 defect.

    What you need to do is go into Settings --> Personalization --> Themes --> Desktop icon settings, then un-check "allow themes to change desktop icons." Clears it. Of course, this will disappoint someone who has multiple themes and different icons for each.
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