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Windows 7: a problem with the desktop

26 Nov 2017   #11

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reble View Post
As long as I don't use the auto sort the desktop is fine. If I use the auto sort with the extended display plugged in and turned on then some of the icons and most of the folders will be back on the extended display.
This is how Windows is supposed to work. When the extended monitor is plugged in AND when the display extends to that monitor AND when you have it on auto sort, you can expect Windows to move icons around however it thinks is best.

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27 Nov 2017   #12

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

I got this problem couple years ago, I didn't know how to fix it back then, I just lived with it and open the folder in Windows Explorer instead. Now I know....
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