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rmahmood2014

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Hi All,

I have this very annoying problem, relating to windows 8.1 where upon start up the icons rearrange towards the top right hand side the screen.

It may happen from when I re-start the PC from standby, or if the screen saver has been activated, or even possibly upon a cold reboot.

I should mention, that Im using a 27" High DPI monitor (2560x1440) connected via Displayport. Ive also have enabled auto arrange icons/align icon to grid.

Lenovo Workstation E32
Screensaver is enabled
Intel/latest HaSwell CPU (I5) with built in graphics (displayport)

thanks for any input
 

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topgundcp

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Ive also have enabled auto arrange icons/align icon to grid.

You should disable Auto Arrange
 

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popeye

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And disable align to grid if you don't want to be restricted to preset columns. Also, once you get them arranged the way you want, do a desktop refresh to make sure they stick.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
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    Steve
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    Acer V3 771G-6443
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adamf

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Are you talking about icons on the start screen or your desktop? If I use an external monitor my desktop icons leap from one to the other but start screen stay in the same place...
 

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    T7600
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    3
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rmahmood2014

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apologies, I was talking about the desktop icons, also I was incorrect the auto arrange feature was turned off.
 

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    Lenovo
    CPU
    I5
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel
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    Firefox
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adamf

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Well I get that issue too - my recycle bin always moves after I connect my TV to watch a movie (I have lenovo also but I doubt it is relevant).

I find :winkey: P and change from "extend" to "PC monitor only" and back fixes it. That is not a solution of course - I realise that - but I'll watch and see if anyone else comes up with one.
 

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    adam
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    T7600
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    ATI Radeon X1600
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popeye

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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
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    Steve
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer V3 771G-6443
    CPU
    i5-3230m
    Motherboard
    Acer VA70_HC (U3E1)
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 PC3-12800 (800 MHz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD4000 + GeForce GT 730M
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" Generic PnP Display on Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900 pixels
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250 GB
    ADATA SSD SP900 128GB
    PSU
    90 watt brick
    Occupation
    Old Geek
    Mouse
    Bluetooth
    Antivirus
    Comodo
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    Asus RT-AC56R dual-band WRT router (Merlin firmware). Intel 7260.HMWWB.R dual-band ac wireless adapter.
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adamf

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I find the "it's just one of those things" solutions a bit unsatisfactory. But it is the truth though.

I thought it was doing the :winkey: + shift + left arrow to move my screen moved my recycle bin but no - it has a life of it's own. Sometimes it comes back on the left, sometimes on the right.

Now you mention it Popeye, it sounds like scaling :confused:
 

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  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64
    Name
    adam
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    MacBook Pro Core2Duo
    CPU
    T7600
    Memory
    3
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon X1600
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Internal
    Screen Resolution
    1440 x 800
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    40GB
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    Apple
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rmahmood2014

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I too believe that it must be some sort of scaling issue, as when my pc was connected to an HD monitor (1920x1080 Displayport) I was NOT seeing any icon issues, but what I'm perplexed about is that I'm only using the one monitor, and no additional display outputs.

is there some sort of official Microsoft technical support where this can be raised as a bug?
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo
    CPU
    I5
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel
    Browser
    Firefox
    Country Flag
    UK

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