Desktop icons won’t let me place them on screen my way

SOLVED Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by alazose, Aug 14, 2015.

  1. alazose

    alazose

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2015
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    0
    I’ve been having trouble with my Windows 10 desktop resolution and icon placement, which started when I tried to change the resolution in an online game. I have a 4K monitor, which is set to 3840 x 2160, and it’s been a mess getting the screen to stay at that resolution. I think it’s stabilized now at that high rate, but I’m no longer able to place the icons in the locations on the screen that I want them. All the icons are gathered on the left side of the screen in no special order, and when I try to drag them to other spots on the screen, they just fly back to their original spot. I’m assuming that all this trouble I’m having is the result of persistent bugs in Windows 10, but is there any kind of fix to make sure that my resolution stays at 3840 x 2160, and that I can move my desktop icons the way I like?
     
    alazose, Aug 14, 2015
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. alazose

    alazose

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2015
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    0
    As for my desktop icons all gathering on the left, I discovered the following fix:
    1. Right click in an open space on Desktop
    2. Click "View"
    3. Uncheck both of the following: (a) "Auto arrange icons", and (b) "Align icons to grid"

    Note: I did nothing to knowingly move and freeze the desktop icons to the left side of the screen.
    Also, I tried the Windows 10 solution to making the print darker on my screen (after a lot of searching), and it sure didn't work.
    My 3840 x 2160 screen seems to have stabilized, and I can only hope it was the result of a bug fix update. It's a hassle correcting screen resolution errors that are the fault of the system.
     
    alazose, Aug 16, 2015
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. alazose

    Dephi

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2015
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yeah - but a right click on my recently installed Windows 10 does not show "view" on a drop-down menu
     
    Dephi, Dec 14, 2015
    #3
  4. alazose

    Patrick Slattery

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2017
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks man!
     
    Patrick Slattery, Feb 4, 2017
    #4
  5. alazose

    zuhair mohammed

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2017
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    thank you , it's work to me
     
    zuhair mohammed, Aug 13, 2017
    #5
    1. Advertisements

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.
Similar Threads
  1. GeoffS

    Won't let me set up Thunderbird.

    GeoffS, Oct 21, 2015, in forum: Windows 10 Support
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    660
    Trouble
    Oct 21, 2015
  2. Beachcomber
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    10,953
    BrianH
    Jan 1, 2016
  3. Graham Davidson
    Replies:
    8
    Views:
    2,748
    Saltgrass
    Sep 16, 2017
  4. Janice Barnes
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    721
    Trouble
    Jan 1, 2016
  5. cbeigle54

    Edge won't let me leave a page or website

    cbeigle54, Jul 14, 2016, in forum: General Discussion
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    702
  6. Zippyachmed

    Ease of Access won't let me change/personalize my desktop

    Zippyachmed, Dec 10, 2016, in forum: Windows 10 Support
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    413
    wegmand
    Dec 11, 2016
  7. Joakim
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    171
    Grizzly
    May 21, 2017
  8. Here2learn

    SOLVED Desktop Icons Won't "Stick" Where I Put Them

    Here2learn, Jun 22, 2017, in forum: General Discussion
    Replies:
    8
    Views:
    1,624
    BodaciousOne1
    Aug 17, 2017
Loading...