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Windows 7: Desktop Icons Rearranged To Laptop Monitor From External Monitor

03 Nov 2016   #1
paulyjames

Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Desktop Icons Rearranged To Laptop Monitor From External Monitor

Windows 10 laptop. I connect it to an external monitor and use hdmi cable. My external monitor is my main monitor. I use the laptop monitor as the secondary monitor. I extend the display.



My desktop icons are always on my external monitor desktop. I had moved the hdmi cable connected to my laptop i believe which caused all my icons from my external monitor to go on the laptop monitor. Also there is even spacing on all of the icons. Has anyone had this happened? I then clicked sort and then it rearranged so there is no spacing etc. However, i then noticed hey why are my icons on my laptop monitor and not my external monitor.



Does anyone know why this happened? When i open chrome and other programs, it does open up on my external monitor though which is my primary monitor. I believe i can just drag each of the icons on my desktop on my laptop screen to my external monitor. So just do this and that fixes the issue right? Or is there a way to have all the icons just move to the external monitor. The reason i ask this is in case the icons just suddenly move to the laptop screen again.


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03 Nov 2016   #2
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

If you are running Windows 10 you may be better served by posting on the sister forum here:
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