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17 Jul 2016   #1
dipdapslap

windows 7 professional x64
 
 
windows 7 desktop icons moving

my windows 7 destop icons keep moving and i dont know what to do its annoying


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17 Jul 2016   #2
indianacarnie

 

Have you tried updating any Video card drivers? Outdated Nvidia cards in particular can cause this.

I'm assuming of course you've already unchecked auto-arrange. If not right click on an empty space of your desktop > choose view > uncheck auto arrange. This should do it, if not check drivers as mentioned first. Hope this helps!
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17 Jul 2016   #3
dipdapslap

windows 7 professional x64
 
 

My apu graphics driver is up to date I will try the 2nd suggestion
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25 Jul 2016   #4
dipdapslap

windows 7 professional x64
 
 

i had allready unchecked it and it still does it
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19 Aug 2016   #5
dipdapslap

windows 7 professional x64
 
 

hello this is still not solved can i have some help
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19 Aug 2016   #6
TechnoMage2016

Windows 7 Ultimate, SP1, x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dipdapslap View Post
my windows 7 destop icons keep moving and i dont know what to do its annoying
I had (past tense) the same problem. I'd set my desktop icons exactly were I wanted them, and as soon as I'd reboot, they would be in different locations.

I think I must have posted that annoyance on at least six forums, and no-one could, or at least WOULD tell me how to fix it. Well, I finally figured it out that when I had a 'Theme' running, and it was running a Slide Show, that's when the icons would move.

BUT.... if I would set my desktop icons where I wanted them, and then go into desktop properties and select a single picture like the MS Window screen, and then reboot, my icons would stay were I put them.
Then if I wanted the Slide Show, I could turn that on again, and my icons would not move.

So, to keep your desktop icons where you put them, you must pick a single picture for your desktop background and NOT a slide show, and then reboot, to lock the icons in place.

All that stuff is saved to your registry, which resides in RAM memory, while Windows is running, and is only written back to the Permanent Registry on your hard drive, when you shut down your computer.
That's a very good reason to shut down your computer when you're done using it....like any other appliance.

Cheers Mate!
TechnoMage
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20 Aug 2016   #7
dipdapslap

windows 7 professional x64
 
 

my desktop background is a still pic


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20 Aug 2016   #8
Eric3742

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Right click on the empty space on the desktop.

On the "Sort by" made sure nothing is selected or ticked.

On the "View" made sure the Auto arranged is not ticked.

On the "View" made sure the "Align icons to grid" is not ticked.

Check your picture size is the same as the desktop size.
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20 Aug 2016   #9
dipdapslap

windows 7 professional x64
 
 

Auto arranged is not ticked.
Align icons to grid was ticket now not tice
and what do you mean Check your picture size is the same as the desktop size
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22 Aug 2016   #10
jean01

window 7
 
 

This problem is only uncheck of auto arrange icons so you do right click and select view and tick on auto arrange icons .
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