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Windows 7: Desktop Icons shift to the left side by themselves?

24 Jun 2011   #1

Win7 64 Bit
 
 
Desktop Icons shift to the left side by themselves?

How can I stop this? I like to organize the desktop icons my way and lately they have been shifting and organizing themselves when I restart or resume I think. I must have done something. Any ideas?

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24 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Does it still do it if you un-check align to grid?

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25 Jun 2011   #3

Win7 64 Bit
 
 

I unchecked that and hit refresh as someone posted in a searched thread. Thanks. I'll see how that goes.
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26 Jun 2011   #4

Win7 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by truckinguy View Post
I unchecked that and hit refresh as someone posted in a searched thread. Thanks. I'll see how that goes.
Still moved over on me. I'm not sure whats causeing it. A complete shutdown? sleep mode may not be doing it. But it annoys me still.
Any ideas from here? I have unchecked auto and align grid. And uncheck change with themes.
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26 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Have you deleted the icon cache and rebooted yet?

Icon Cache - Rebuild
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26 Jun 2011   #6

Win7 64 Bit
 
 

No I haven't..thanks...I recently found in the themes list an unsaved theme that was the current desktop picture so I saved the theme. I couldn't delete it because it wasn't saved I guess. So I saved and organized my icons again. I'll see it that does it if it doesn't work I'll go to your recommendation.

jim
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28 Jun 2011   #7

Win7 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Have you deleted the icon cache and rebooted yet?

Icon Cache - Rebuild
Still no luck and I tried Icon Casche rebuild as well. They stay for a while then go back to the left side. Don't know what sets them off to go. Seemed fine for a day and then this morning they were shifted.
So far I've uncheck align icons to grid,change with theme,auto and saved a theme (a picture from my pictures for destop background).
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28 Jun 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

Is th auto arrange setting set off?
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28 Jun 2011   #9

Win7 64 Bit
 
 

Yes it's off. I just found out one of the ways or the cause. I have MSN Premium as a browser. When I adjust the dashboard on the right side the main screen seperates and moves to the left causeing the icons to shift as well. Wierd. With XP It never did this but with xp I had a 14 in display and this one is 15.6 so this new size affects MSN Premium.
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