Windows 10: Desktop icons have wacky placement on CU?

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  1.    01 May 2017 #1

    Desktop icons have wacky placement on CU?


    Hey guys,

    This is a strange one. Yes, I know my desktop is messy. But that's not really the point.

    I made a short 1-minute video showing the problem, and it's much easier to show that way than trying to explain in writing and screenshots. See below:




    So as you can see, if I have the taskbar shown on "all" (both) monitors, the icon spacing is correct and how it was in all previous builds. But if I turn off showing the taskbar on all displays (since I prefer it that way), the icons reposition themselves to have this giant wasted empty space below the bottom set. If you try to drag an icon down there it won't let you place it there.

    It seems if I set it the display to only the primary, it shows them correctly as well.

    It's not a graphics driver issue, I got the newest one from NVIDIA's site. I previously had build 1607 with no issues - did a clean install of 1703, put my files back and look what's going on. Any ideas?
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  2.    01 May 2017 #2

    drfsupercenter said: View Post
    Hey guys,

    This is a strange one. Yes, I know my desktop is messy. But that's not really the point.

    I made a short 1-minute video showing the problem, and it's much easier to show that way than trying to explain in writing and screenshots. See below:




    So as you can see, if I have the taskbar shown on "all" (both) monitors, the icon spacing is correct and how it was in all previous builds. But if I turn off showing the taskbar on all displays (since I prefer it that way), the icons reposition themselves to have this giant wasted empty space below the bottom set. If you try to drag an icon down there it won't let you place it there.

    It seems if I set it the display to only the primary, it shows them correctly as well.

    It's not a graphics driver issue, I got the newest one from NVIDIA's site. I previously had build 1607 with no issues - did a clean install of 1703, put my files back and look what's going on. Any ideas?
    Shot in the dark, but is your resolution exactly the same on both? Usually when I see this kind of action one of the display's resolutions is off. Maybe not even the resolution, but the scaling may be off.
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  3.    01 May 2017 #3

    Yes it's the same on both.

    Both are 1920x1080. No scaling.

    Setting a custom scaling "helps" but then it screws everything else up. I type in 105% and it assumes that's equal to 175%... stupid Windows.
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    Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.5
       01 May 2017 #4

    Are you wanting to expand the desktop across both screens, or create a second desktop space? You really need to clean up the desktop, because that is just going to create more issues when you start moving items across desktops or into a second monitor to help extend the "Real Estate".
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  5.    01 May 2017 #5

    Neither of those. I'm just trying to get the icons to have their normal spacing like you can see when the taskbar is put on both monitors.

    And yes I know I have a lot of icons, that's not the point though, it would affect even one column of ~6 icons/shortcuts.
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    Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.5
       02 May 2017 #6

    drfsupercenter said: View Post
    Neither of those. I'm just trying to get the icons to have their normal spacing like you can see when the taskbar is put on both monitors.
    And yes I know I have a lot of icons, that's not the point though, it would affect even one column of ~6 icons/shortcuts.
    It will not happen if you wish to have a second desktop or expand the desktop. Also all of those icons that you have on your desktop will always change their placement and swap around. Suggest clean that up first before you decide if you want to extend the desktop or create a second desktop.
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  7.    02 May 2017 #7

    I don't know what you're talking about. It's always worked in the previous versions of Windows 10. I'm looking for an actual solution, not criticism.
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    Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.5
       03 May 2017 #8

    drfsupercenter said: View Post
    I don't know what you're talking about. It's always worked in the previous versions of Windows 10. I'm looking for an actual solution, not criticism.
    What worked in the Anniversy edition? There are only two main ways to set up a desktop with two monitors.

    Also you will have criticism when asking for assitance, since you asked for help and first step is to declutter the desktop to make sure that all of those icons are not the problem.

    Nothing has changed in how the desktop behaves. The driver you have for your Graphics chip if built on the motherboard or if a PCIe cars, may not be updated by the manufacturer of the chipset, same as their utility software that lets you do more in managing multiple desktops.
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  •    03 May 2017 #9

    What worked was the default spacing of the icons. Creator's Update probably changed something under the hood that made it wacky. "All of those icons" are not the problem, the problem is the spacing between them!

    And like I said, I have the newest graphics driver already, it's not that. Would it be so surprising for there to be a bug that people haven't noticed due to most people not tweaking their settings the way I did? It hasn't been out that long. I'm sure someone else will find it too.
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    Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.5
       04 May 2017 #10

    Again Microsoft did not change anything. The display drivers from the hardware manufacturers are behind the release of Creator's edition, because it has always been that way with any Windows OS. That is why you wait some time after the release of a new update to Windows 10 to give the hardware device manufacturers and OEM's time to roll out drivers that are compatible with the latest edition of Windows 10.
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