desktop shortcut icons keep changing/moving

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  1. Slartybart's Avatar
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    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       #11

    ydaltak said:
    not sure what you mean. i'm using windows 10 start menu, not a 3rd party.
    I'm not used to seeing the things in your picture, that's why I asked



    The box at the top (4,5,6,7,8,9,10)
    and the blue boxes at the bottom.

    I'm going to guess that those might be sticky notes, but since I don't use Stickies, it's only a guess. I suppose I should bone up on features that I don't use.


    Take a look at the bottom of the page, Similar Threads ... there might be something in one of those (I took a quick look, but nothing jumped out as a solution).

    Please follow this tutorial to provide the current operating environment of your machine.
    Speccy - Publish Snapshot of your System Specs

    Thanks

    ESET security on Win10 created some issues. I believe those are fixed, but the issue might be on your system if you haven't updated the program.

    I'm also wondering if you might have more than one desktop and might be switching (or Windows might be switching) the two.

    One last guess - there have been reports if dpi settings are not 100% (usually 125% due to hi-res monitors).

    I'll look at the Speccy when you post the link ... there might be something obvious.
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  2. ydaltak's Avatar
    Posts : 37
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #12

    Slartybart said:
    I'm not used to seeing the things in your picture, that's why I asked



    The box at the top (4,5,6,7,8,9,10)
    and the blue boxes at the bottom.

    I'm going to guess that those might be sticky notes, but since I don't use Stickies, it's only a guess. I suppose I should bone up on features that I don't use.


    Take a look at the bottom of the page, Similar Threads ... there might be something in one of those (I took a quick look, but nothing jumped out as a solution).

    Please follow this tutorial to provide the current operating environment of your machine.
    Speccy - Publish Snapshot of your System Specs

    Thanks

    ESET security on Win10 created some issues. I believe those are fixed, but the issue might be on your system if you haven't updated the program.

    I'm also wondering if you might have more than one desktop and might be switching (or Windows might be switching) the two.

    One last guess - there have been reports if dpi settings are not 100% (usually 125% due to hi-res monitors).

    I'll look at the Speccy when you post the link ... there might be something obvious.
    -boxes at the top are a calendar, boxes at the bottom are sticky notes
    -ESET NOD32 is updated
    -only using one desktop
    -dpi setting is 100%
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  3. Slartybart's Avatar
    Posts : 3,502
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       #13

    Thanks ... I got two right - Stickies & ESET

    Ok, please check the following registry keys

    Launch Command Prompt (Admin)
    execute the two command below - it's easiest if you copy both lines and right click to paste in the Command window

    reg query HKCR\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{42aedc87-2188-41fd-b9a3-0c966feabec1} /s
    reg query HKCR\CLSID\{42aedc87-2188-41fd-b9a3-0c966feabec1} /s

    If InProcServer32 (default) is shell32.dll - then that's probably the cause
    if InProcServer32 (default) is windows.storage.dll - then something else is causing it
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  4. ydaltak's Avatar
    Posts : 37
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #14

    Slartybart said:
    Thanks ... I got two right - Stickies & ESET

    Ok, please check the following registry keys

    Launch Command Prompt (Admin)
    execute the two command below - it's easiest if you copy both lines and right click to paste in the Command window
    reg query HKCR\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{42aedc87-2188-41fd-b9a3-0c966feabec1} /s
    reg query HKCR\CLSID\{42aedc87-2188-41fd-b9a3-0c966feabec1} /s

    If InProcServer32 (default) is shell32.dll - then that's probably the cause
    if InProcServer32 (default) is windows.storage.dll - then something else is causing it
    i truely appreciate your help but i never never mess with the registry. it's something i learned a long time ago. i leave that for people in the know. which you probably are, but i would be the one possibly messing things up. i fixed the problem regarding not wanting to have to key in a password upon booting. yea me. but as for the icons moving, the start menu not closing and the search bar not working - i've decided i can live with these things until i find someone locally to help me out. they're probably upgrade bugs anyway. thanks again, you are appreciated!
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