Windows 10: Icons on desktop keep moving around

  1.    08 Jul 2016 #1

    Icons on desktop keep moving around


    Have tried researching this annoying problem and found several long threads from 2015 with various confusing answers involving several registry changes.
    Has this common problem been definitively solved yet and if so can someone please post the solution here
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    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       08 Jul 2016 #2

    I find the icons move to the left when switching accounts but are fine if I log out of an account before logging on to another account. Is that your problem? If so, it is a design 'feature' of Windows 10 at certain display scalings that Microsoft has been lazy to fix. Let's hope the Aug 2nd update sorts out the problem.
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  3.    08 Jul 2016 #3

    Right click a blank spot on your desktop and choose View uncheck Auto Arrange Icons. Leave Align Icons to Grid checked.
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  4.    16 Jul 2016 #4

    Has the W10 Desktop moving icons problem ever been resolved???


    Just started using W10 and was annoyed by the reaarranged icons every time the desktop refreshes. Upon researching this problem was amazed to see it is common in several generations of Windows. I remember having it once in Vista, and eventually correcting it, but have tried the various (R click desktop >view options) that dont work with W10.

    Has anyone heard if this problem has ever been addressed and/or solved
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  5.    17 Jul 2016 #5

    spunk said: View Post
    Right click a blank spot on your desktop and choose View uncheck Auto Arrange Icons. Leave Align Icons to Grid checked.
    Thanks for your help but that will not work. Wish it could be that easy. This has been an ongoing problem affecting many for years as evidenced by pages of google inquiries.
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