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Desktop icons keep switching after adding a new display

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    Windows 8.1

    Desktop icons keep rearranging after adding a new display


    Hello.

    Months ago I downloaded Just Cause 2 from Steam, but I had a few problems playing the game in full screen. I was searching for a solution on YouTube and I found a person who told basically told the viewers to add a new display and use that in order to get the full screen working when playing Just Cause 2. So I did that, it worked perfectly fine, but after I changed back to my regular display I noticed that the icons rearranged themselves for some reason. They rearrange every time I wake the PC up, turn it off/on and when I restart it. This has been bothering me for quite a while and now I believe it's time to fix it. If you look below you'll find a link to the YouTube video, so you can see what I actually did. You can stop watching at 0:40 as the Steam part doesn't matter.



    Thanks for reading.

    Kind regards,
    Darundo.
    Last edited by darundo; 12 May 2015 at 01:47.

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    There is no video link.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1


    Whoops! I apologize, I don't know why it isn't there.

    Nevertheless, it has been added now.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1


    Bump. Does no one have a possible solution for my problem?
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    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1


    Bump...
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
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    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1


    I guess I could use that. But is there no way to fix it without using third-party tools? If it's not possible then I'll use a program like Iconoid.

    Thank you, David.
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  8. #8


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    But is there no way to fix it without using third-party tools?
    I don't know.
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Desktop icons keep switching after adding a new display
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