Solved Desktop Icons

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I keep having to rearrange the desktops on my duel screen setup, every time I use an app(even games), after I return to the desktop the icons are all over the place.
I have set my Asus VE427 24" as screen 1 Main display, and my XpenArtist pro 12 as secondary.
Note When I use Corel Painter I have to change scaling to 150%(same for win 10), Then back to 100% for all other apps.
I did not have this problem with icons rearranging themselves. on win 10.
What am I missing or is this a Bug?.
This also happens after a restart.
 
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Could it be that your computer has the Auto Arrange Icons feature enabled? The Auto Arrange Icons feature is in the same location on Windows 11 as it is in Windows 10, and that is on the Desktop Right-click context menu. When in that menu, select View, and the option appears in the drop-down list. It is possible that the feature got turned on automatically when you upgraded Operating Systems.
 

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toppergraph

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You got it, Yipee.
I knew there was something silly I missed but I haven't had to reset this since windows 3.1.
Now in view uncheck Align to Grid and Auto arrange, Show desktop icons is checked.
Thanks for the reminder.
Correction align to Grid is Best checked.
Now back to normal, As I said haven't had to set this for years.
 

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  • Operating System
    windows 11 Pro
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    PC/Desktop
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    Me home built
    CPU
    Ryzen 5 3600x
    Motherboard
    Msi B450 PRO-VDH MAx
    Memory
    16Gb 3200Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI RADION Rx480 8 gb
    Sound Card
    realteck HDMI
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS 24" and Xpen Artidt pro 12 Monitor tablet.
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    C:\crucial 240Gb SSD >crucial M2 250Gb cache >F:\WD 2TB
    PSU
    CoolMaster G750 M
    Cooling
    Cooler Master 212 thermal Heatsink 2x120mm Fans:2 x120mm in push pull above it 2"x 1 20mm on front on intake and 1 120mm exhaling on the back panel.
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toppergraph

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I spoke too soon.
Turned the machine on today and the icons are all over the place again.
will investigate further.
I am more concerned about mail not accepting my details.
Good job I have an old laptop and thunderbird so I can communicate.
Still, it is Preview, we should expect these Funney`s.
 

My Computer

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  • Operating System
    windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Me home built
    CPU
    Ryzen 5 3600x
    Motherboard
    Msi B450 PRO-VDH MAx
    Memory
    16Gb 3200Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI RADION Rx480 8 gb
    Sound Card
    realteck HDMI
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS 24" and Xpen Artidt pro 12 Monitor tablet.
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    C:\crucial 240Gb SSD >crucial M2 250Gb cache >F:\WD 2TB
    PSU
    CoolMaster G750 M
    Cooling
    Cooler Master 212 thermal Heatsink 2x120mm Fans:2 x120mm in push pull above it 2"x 1 20mm on front on intake and 1 120mm exhaling on the back panel.
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    Logitech
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toppergraph

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Well, it seems to have been repaired and the Calander is back.
Icons are staying where I put them.
Steam looks like it's behaving.
Still, no luck with mail. Gmail and Hotmail working No virgin media but can access via web browser and Thunderbird
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Me home built
    CPU
    Ryzen 5 3600x
    Motherboard
    Msi B450 PRO-VDH MAx
    Memory
    16Gb 3200Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI RADION Rx480 8 gb
    Sound Card
    realteck HDMI
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS 24" and Xpen Artidt pro 12 Monitor tablet.
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    C:\crucial 240Gb SSD >crucial M2 250Gb cache >F:\WD 2TB
    PSU
    CoolMaster G750 M
    Cooling
    Cooler Master 212 thermal Heatsink 2x120mm Fans:2 x120mm in push pull above it 2"x 1 20mm on front on intake and 1 120mm exhaling on the back panel.
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    cobra
    Internet Speed
    210M
    Browser
    Google
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes
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