Windows 10: Desktop icons keep re-aranging themselves. How to stop it?
Desktop icons keep re-aranging themselves. How to stop it?
For some reason, every time I change users, the desktop icons re-arrange themselves.
I Switch Users often.
This hasn't happened in 20 years, but Win10 has decided to do this.
Can anyone please let me know how to stop this
I cannot find any way to do this.
Hi, there are extensive discussions on this topic- your slant on changing users may be new.
The problem is not new to Win 10, nor does it affect everyone.
Please have a look through these and see if anything helps, then post back
Desktop icons keep rearranging - Windows 10 Forums
Desktop icons keep rearranging - Page 3 - Windows 10 Forums
How do I fix desktop icon rearrange issue? - Windows 10 Forums
Only happened for me if there was some display scaling (other than 100%) set - then the icons then all jump to the left hand side when switching users.
It seems it is fixed in latest insider build 14287 though so perhaps the fix will get more generally released at some point.
Hmm, interesting.. the default on my new hi res 15.6" laptop was 125%... but I never tried switching users..
There are so many problems with Win10, I'm thinking of going back to Win7 and returning in a few years.
Its good to know they're working on this - so annoying....
My Win 10's been stable on 2 laptops.. after a couple of glitches early on.. not everyone's been so lucky. Definitely some weak points.
I'm just fed up, so many problems, so many bugs, poor design and bad functions.
I mean - how can Windows not have a Search function that works?!?
Perhaps I'll come back to Win10 in a few years when they've got themselves together.
Windows Search has been something I've always avoided. Agreed, it is very awkward (relatively) and comparatively slow (searching for things on a PC, not the internet) whether using the limited Cortana My Stuff - which only seems to search indexed locations or trying to get a sensible result using explorer. Its only use to me is searching Settings.
Two freeware tools with find-as-you-type faster than the eye can blink results that index files and folders:
Everything (void tools) - modern, maintained,
Locate32 (older, adds search within text files)
Both have sophisticated search string and search specification options.
Now I've got Win 10 looking ok (note the Orb, transparency, Win 7 icons), I ignore Cortana, Win 10's start menu and the universal apps, use Thunderbird and Firefox, about the on;y thing that plagues me is the need to reconfirm associations on odd occasions which others have reported.
But I can understand people being frustrated with random bugs unaccountably reappearing or driver issues, for example.
At least you haven't had 'System and compressed memory' using excessive CPU plaguing you... not that I want to put you off..
Thanks for the info - most useful!
Win10 - sometimes I think its more of a suicide note than an operating system. Its Microsoft's way of saying 'We already have too much money, have you thought about using Chrome?'.
Oh well.... I'll try these out
All of a sudden the following symptoms (all at the same time)::
1. Taskbar icons gone (replaced by a neutral identical icon) except Edge and Store
2. In File Explorer, no longer thumbnails, no icons either, simply blank, but names show
My taskbar is missing and my icons on the desktop are missing as well the background is dark kindly help:shock:
Hello all, I'm glad there is a community here that deals with Windows 10 and may be able to offer insight into my multiple issues that I am having, of which the first was this can't move icons issue.
I do apologize for the multiple issues below...
I have successfully installed Windows 10 ("final') on three devices: One venerable notebook, one "media" desktop computer (in my living room) and my main desktop computer in my home office.
Unfortunately, I have encountered a strange phenomenon...
on seven if i right click on desktop and go to personalize, i click on check boxs to put the icons on desktop, like my computer,network, control painel.
how do i do that on win 10 ?