Windows 10: Desktop Icons move during the night?

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  1.    30 Oct 2016 #11

    yea real sloppy (1 sec need to polish my Halo) i used to have my icons in the left side and top like a triangle missing bottom side now well
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  2.    30 Oct 2016 #12

    From 2015 seems this is old news
    Desktop icons keep rearranging - Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    30 Oct 2016 #13

    Go to:
    Settings/ Personalization/Themes. Under related settings select “Desktop Icon settings” Uncheck “Allow Themes to change desktop icons”
    see if that fixes it
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       30 Oct 2016 #14

    Bit strange it only happens during the night, and for the last 6 nights in a row.
    Maybe I just have a ghost...after all, it is Halloween.
    And, by the way, AddRAM...Cowboys are better, lol.
    Thanks for the comments, everyone.
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       30 Oct 2016 #15

    Ya, we`ll see how good they are against the lowly Eagles Sunday nite, then we`ll see how good they are on November 13th :)

    You should stay up all night and stare at the screen

    The Cowboys will be lucky to make it out of the Division, especially if Perry Como comes back.
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  6.    30 Oct 2016 #16

    So far I have not had this issue of "moving icons" with my new Windows 10 notebook, but my old WIndows 7 notebook was always doing it.... I found that Stardock Fences was the ideal solution, and have it installed on my new notebook... This allows you to have a "snapshot" of your desktop, if the icons move a couple of clicks and it will put them all back...

    Fences: Software from Stardock Corporation

    I only use it for this feature, but with my Windows 7 it was fantastic.. especially if like me you have quite a few icons to try to rearrange :)
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       30 Oct 2016 #17

    Too busy staying up staring at tv watching NFL, MLB and NBA all night (don't forget I'm in England, so bit of a time difference), lol.
    Trying various suggested options re icons now, thanks.
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  8.    30 Oct 2016 #18

    Right click on desktop, from the menu choose 'View' , then untick 'Auto Arrange Icons'
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  9.    30 Oct 2016 #19

    zooburner said: View Post
    Right click on desktop, from the menu choose 'View' , then untick 'Auto Arrange Icons'
    I tried that with my Windows 7 notebook but it never seemed to stop them moving about Lol ...
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  10.    30 Oct 2016 #20

    I have this issue on 2 Zotac BI320 Zboxes. Can't figure it out either. Also note these have Intel chips so definitely NOT an nVidia thing..but Kodi is installed on both and they run 24/7 on TVs. So they are using HDMI input/output.

    Will give the theme setting a shot and see if it helps.
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