Windows 10: If I Turn Off My Monitor, All Icons Move Back To The Left (Win 10)


  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Pro 64
       08 Jan 2016 #1

    If I Turn Off My Monitor, All Icons Move Back To The Left (Win 10)


    Have seen similar issues posted but not this specific one...

    Brand new Windows 10 Pro (64 bit) Dell Desktop.

    Replaced old XP system (which ran like a swiss watch).

    If I turn off the monitor (which I do every night as I need the computer on 24/7) when I turn it on all the desktop icons have moved back to the left.

    This DOES NOT happen on a reboot or a shut the computer down and turn it on.

    Medium icons, all power saving is turned off, auto arrange icons and align icons to grid are both unchecked.

    I am not at all computer savvy...be gentle and help this old guy!
    Last edited by Adplusone; 08 Jan 2016 at 08:58. Reason: Tpo
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  2. Posts : 2,329
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1703 Build 15063.296
       08 Jan 2016 #2

    Can I ask something for clarification? You say arrange to auto grid is turned off. What do you actually mean? There are two settings:
    • Auto arrange icons
    • Align icons to grid


    Are both turned off or only one?

    Thanks!
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  3. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Pro 64
    Thread Starter
       08 Jan 2016 #3

    Both are unchecked!
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  4. Posts : 2,329
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1703 Build 15063.296
       08 Jan 2016 #4

    Can I also check if you are using an HDMI cable to connect from your PC to your monitor? I have seen reports (unconfirmed) that turning on and off via an HDMI link is causing resolution switching which has the effect of rearranging icons. You could test for this by connecting with an alternative cable with a DVI connection.
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  5. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Pro 64
    Thread Starter
       08 Jan 2016 #5

    philc43 said: View Post
    Can I also check if you are using an HDMI cable to connect from your PC to your monitor? I have seen reports (unconfirmed) that turning on and off via an HDMI link is causing resolution switching which has the effect of rearranging icons. You could test for this by connecting with an alternative cable with a DVI connection.
    I think I used an HDMI...let me check when back in the office...will try another cable if so and let you know...thanks!
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  6.    08 Jan 2016 #6

    I don't know how to fix your problem, but there is a nifty freeware tool that will remember where your icons were and restore them for you. Check out Download DesktopOK 4.21
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