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Windows Desktop icons annoyance.

Discussion in 'Software' started by Kronos, 25 May 2017.

  1. Kronos

    Kronos Well-Known Member

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    This has been happening recently and I have no idea why. If I download and install a bit of software ists desktop icon will insert itself between existing icons. I am quite minimalist and I only have 7 icons on my desktop, which are :
    This PC
    Control Panel
    Network
    Recycle BIn
    Games
    Tools
    My files
    The software I have installed will insert its icon in between anywhere between the above list and I have no idea how to stop this happening.
     
  2. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    From what i remember when i looked into why Windows insists on placing new icons in random places on the desktop instead of after the last icon it was something to do with a bug in auto arrange and viewing by type.

    In the end i gave up trying to find a solution and just learnt to live with files i downloaded randomly choosing a location on my nice orderly desktop, i know that's not a solution but thought I'd chime in to say you're not the only one who gets annoyed by this. :)
     
  3. Kronos

    Kronos Well-Known Member

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    Isn't Windows 10 great.
     
  4. atc95

    atc95 I have the upgrade bug!

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    I highly recommend software such as fences for keeping the desktop tidy, I paid for the $10 package years ago and use it on 3 PCs but there are ways of getting it cheaper...
     
  5. Margo Baggins

    Margo Baggins I'm good at Soldering Super Moderator

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    I second Fences!

    I think it's great, I use it on my desktop and it keeps everything tidy.
     
  6. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Right-click desktop -> View -> uncheck 'show desktop icons'

    and let ignorance be bliss
     
  7. creative

    creative 500rwhp

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    same. :D

    I use objectdock to hide mine off screen and hide desktop icons. I have noticed that whenever W10 updates it re arranges all my desktop icons to the left side.... gave up in the end and hid them all!
     

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