Windows 10: moving desktop icons


  1. Posts : 40
    Windows 10-Version 1709 OS Build 16299.125
       22 Aug 2017 #1

    moving desktop icons


    Ever since the latest update my desktop icons are difficult to keep in place. I do not have auto arrange or align to grid checked. When I move icons where I want them they often snap to another position at random. I have all my desktop icons positioned around the perimeter of the screen. Icons used to stay where I put them now they don't
    how can I correct this?.........Logman
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  2.    22 Aug 2017 #2

    Try using 'align to grid' to see if they stick under that View setting
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  3. Posts : 382
    Windows 10 pro 1803/17134.112
       22 Aug 2017 #3

    There are several good Icon position save and restore utilities. I use Desktop Restore and like it.
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  4. Posts : 40
    Windows 10-Version 1709 OS Build 16299.125
    Thread Starter
       24 Aug 2017 #4

    tcebob said: View Post
    There are several good Icon position save and restore utilities. I use Desktop Restore and like it.
    will try
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  5. Posts : 40
    Windows 10-Version 1709 OS Build 16299.125
    Thread Starter
       24 Aug 2017 #5

    mrgeek said: View Post
    Try using 'align to grid' to see if they stick under that View setting
    I'll see if it works.
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  6. Posts : 8,160
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       24 Aug 2017 #6

    logman said: View Post
    Ever since the latest update my desktop icons are difficult to keep in place. .... When I move icons where I want them they often snap to another position at random.
    Yes, this does seem a frequently reported problem since the Creators Update. It seems to be a bit too clever for its own good in 'intelligently rearranging' desktop icons.

    What fixed it for me was a minor adjustment to the vertical spacing for the icons, the tip I followed is here:
    Desktop icons misbehaving after Creators Update
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