Windows 10: Desktop icons have wacky placement on CU?

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  1.    04 May 2017 #11

    I can confirm it is definitely NOT the graphics driver.

    I tried this in VMWare, made the VM fullscreen and gave it both of my monitors. VMWare uses its OWN graphics drivers as part of VMWare Tools.

    I created an empty .txt file, made about 20 copies of it to take up some space on the desktop. EXACT SAME BEHAVIOR. I can make a video as proof if anyone wants.

    For what it's worth, using tools like IconRestorer and DesktopOK, when you export the icon positions, those programs think the X,Y coordinates are the same whether the taskbar is shown on all displays or not.

    So again, the graphics driver has nothing to do with this, it's got something to do with how Windows is treating the icon spacing. If anyone else has two monitors, try it out and tell me if you get any different results. All you have to do is toggle "show taskbars on all displays" on and off and you should see the spacing adjust itself.

    If you're a neat freak and have less than about 10 icons on your desktop, just create a new text file and make a bunch of copies. Delete them later. No big deal.

    And seriously, you can't tell me there's something inherently wrong with having more than one column of icons. Even the neatest of neat freaks usually have more than that. Whether you have 10 or 100 doesn't matter, all you need is one column to see the effect.
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  2.    07 May 2017 #12

    I was having the same problem. I noticed a new gap even though I normally have my taskbar displayed on both monitors, the gap is just worse when I hide the taskbar on the second monitor.

    I also noticed my icons seemed just slightly smaller but didn't think much of it at first.

    So what i did to fix it and return everything back to normal was just resize my icons, hold down ctrl and scroll up on the scroll wheel.

    I don't know how much of a fix it is, but it's completely gotten rid of the gap for me. Hopefully it pleases you as well.

    Also as a side note, I sometimes have anywhere between 5-50 icons on my desktop, I agree, clutter/organization is not the issue here.
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