Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.



Windows 7: Icons rearrange on KVM switch

13 Aug 2009   #1

W7 RTM
 
 
Icons rearrange on KVM switch

Whenever I use my KVM switch to switch between two computers, when I return windows 7 automatically rearranges all of the desktop icons in no recognizable pattern. This happens even when the second computer has the same screen resolution or is turned off entirely. Any suggestions?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

15 Aug 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

 
 

I have this issue also and think that it has something to do with the Windows 7 system re-recognizing the monitor each time that you use the KVM.

On my system I've had some success with arranging the icons and then refreshing the screen (before using the KVM) - but mostly I just put up with it

Another suggestion would be to try installing monitor drivers on each of the 2 computers to see if that helps.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Aug 2009   #3

W7 RTM
 
 

It is extremely annoying. If you go back and forth several times eachtimes icons are rearranged differently. It must be a Windows 7 problem because before I was using XP Pro on the first computer and it worked fine.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


16 Aug 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

 
 

It'd have to be the drivers then. I'd presume that each time the system tries to identify and install a Plug and Play monitor. To get around this I'd install drivers on each system for the display that you have.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Aug 2009   #5

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

It is a problem (annoyance) in Windows 7
When I switch monitors .. I'm OK.
If I boot while the Monitor is connected (KVMed) to another Computer...
I'm in serious trouble.

I've read that Windows 7 will not work at all ... with some KVMs.
It never sees a monitor connected ... But why does it need to ????

I have tried it yet ... but this should really mess up using a projector ???
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Icons rearrange on KVM switch





Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Icons rearrange on KVM switch
Thread Forum
Desktop icons rearrange themselves every other reboot General Discussion
rearrange your pinned icons on the taskbar General Discussion
How to rearrange Thunderbird? Browsers & Mail
Updates Always Rearrange Desktop Icons Windows Updates & Activation
switch user resets some icons in notifcation area General Discussion
[Win 7]Desktop icons rearrange themselves after reboot Customization
Rearrange HD icons non-alphabetically? Customization

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:36 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33