Start menu icon text suddenly left aligned for no reason.


mistajista

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As title suggests my start menu icon text is suddenly left aligned on any new icons I pin. Clean install of retail build (about a week ago) + preview update to 22631.3672. All was fine yesterday, booted up today and the Forbidden West text had become left aligned (but only that one icon?!?!) so I tried pinning a couple of other things (Windows HDR Calibration and Nvidia Control Panel) and they are all doing it now. I'm not running any start menu or explorer modding software, just vanilla Windows. It's utterly baffling. Any advice appreciated, thanks in advance.
 

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It probably has to do with how much room there is on that menu and/or the screen resolution setting, this is mine on a 15" Notebook with it resolution at the maximum supported:

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Well, just to answer the obvious question: It's not the update to the 3672 Preview that did it. I updated to that version a few hours ago, and just now tried pinning a couple of new apps to Start, and no such left-aligning behavior happened.

(Just a suggestion: Since you are posting under the name mistajista, you might want to use the Edit key on your first post, then under the Attach files button, use the trash can to temporarily delete the image, then use your image editing software to wipe or blur your full name, and then use the Attach files button to put the image back. If you're not concerned at all about having your full name on the Internet, that's fine.)
 

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Thank you for the replies. Not overly bothered by folks knowing my name (but thanks for the tip) just use that nick cos I've had it since the dawn of time. Edited so no one worries about me ;-) As regards to how much room there is on the menu... Well that would make some kind of sense but it's been fine for a week, only changed this afternoon and I altered nothing myself. I'm running on a 50 inch 4k TV with 300% scaling which I thought might have something to do with it but why was it fine up until today?!? Haven't installed any new GPU drivers either. It is beyond bizarre.
 

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    Asus X299 Gaming II
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    32GB Corsair DDR4 3200mhz
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    Topping Audio D50 USB DAC
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    1TB Adata SX2800 NVMe
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    Corsair 750W Modular
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Reset the Windows scaling to whatever you prefer that looks right.
 

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About the only thing you could try is to align the taskbar to the left then centre it again. See if that knocks some sense to it :rolleyes:
 

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Reset the Windows scaling to whatever you prefer that looks right.
Thank you. I've tried every scaling option but text remains left aligned on any new icons I pin. All icons pinned prior to this afternoon (except Forbidden West) remain centre aligned.
 

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    7820X (Thrashed to within an inch of it's life)
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    Asus X299 Gaming II
    Memory
    32GB Corsair DDR4 3200mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    RTX 3080 10GB
    Sound Card
    Topping Audio D50 USB DAC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    TCL 50C805K
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    3840x2160
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    1TB Adata SX2800 NVMe
    8TB Toshiba HDWR480
    PSU
    Corsair 750W Modular
    Cooling
    Arctic Freezer II 240
About the only thing you could try is to align the taskbar to the left then centre it again. See if that knocks some sense to it :rolleyes:
I've even given that a try but to no avail, but thanks for taking the time to reply.
 

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    11 Pro 23H2 22631.3737
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    PC/Desktop
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    DIY
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    7820X (Thrashed to within an inch of it's life)
    Motherboard
    Asus X299 Gaming II
    Memory
    32GB Corsair DDR4 3200mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    RTX 3080 10GB
    Sound Card
    Topping Audio D50 USB DAC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    TCL 50C805K
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    1TB Adata SX2800 NVMe
    8TB Toshiba HDWR480
    PSU
    Corsair 750W Modular
    Cooling
    Arctic Freezer II 240
I've posted the problem on the Windows 11 subreddit also, and just had a reply that it's happened to someone else after they installed yesterdays preview update to 22631.3672. Perhaps it is a bug that only shows in certain desktop scaling situations. Interestingly enough I also had the problem on 26100.712 and reinstalled retail because it was driving me mad when I couldn't find a solution. I guess I will have to wait it out (or rollback the preview update to see if that fixes things).
 

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    Asus X299 Gaming II
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    32GB Corsair DDR4 3200mhz
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    RTX 3080 10GB
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    Topping Audio D50 USB DAC
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    TCL 50C805K
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    1TB Adata SX2800 NVMe
    8TB Toshiba HDWR480
    PSU
    Corsair 750W Modular
    Cooling
    Arctic Freezer II 240
Its certain an update will appear for the RTM 26100xxx series when Microsoft will see fit to release it. We'll have to wait.
 

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Its certain an update will appear for the RTM 26100xxx series when Microsoft will see fit to release it. We'll have to wait.
No doubt, it just seems they have brought the issue to retail now (with yesterdays preview update) as I'm no longer on a 26100 build.
 

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    Asus X299 Gaming II
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    32GB Corsair DDR4 3200mhz
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    RTX 3080 10GB
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    Topping Audio D50 USB DAC
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    TCL 50C805K
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    3840x2160
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    1TB Adata SX2800 NVMe
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    Corsair 750W Modular
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    Arctic Freezer II 240
But since few seem to have this left-aligned problem after the latest preview update, it would seem to be a setting on those particular machines that's causing it, not the update per se.
 

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    Lenovo 3132
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    32GBDDR4 @ 2666MHz
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    Intel HD 630 Graphics onboard
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    Realtek HD Audio
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    LG E2442
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    1920x1080
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    1 x Samsung 970 EVO PLUS 500GB NVMe SSD, 1 x WD_BLACK SN770
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    Lenovo SFF
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    Cherry Stream TKL JK-8600US-2 Wired
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    LogiTech M510 wireless
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    Fast (for fixed wireless!)
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    Chrome, sometimes Firefox
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    Malwarebytes Premium & Defender (working together beautifully!)
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    11 Pro 24H2 26100.1150
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    PC/Desktop
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    Lenovo ThinkCentre M920S SFF
    CPU
    i5-8400 @ 2.80GHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo 3132
    Memory
    32GB DDR4 @ 2600MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel HD 630 Graphics onboard
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG FULL HD (1920x1080@59Hz)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    1 x Samsung 970 EVO PLUS NVMe; 1 x Samsung 980 NVMe SSD
    Case
    Lenovo Think Centre SFF
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    LogiTech M510 wireless
    Keyboard
    Cherry Stream TKL JK-8600US-2 Wired
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    Fast (for fixed wireless!)
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes Premium and MS Defender, beautiful together
Can confirm that rolling back the 22631.3672 preview update has fixed the issue. Thanks everyone for your help, much appreciated. Again, it must only occur in certain configurations as WiseWiz is unaffected on the same build. I will submit some feedback to Microsoft (and mention it's presence on 26100 builds also).
 

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  • OS
    11 Pro 23H2 22631.3737
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    DIY
    CPU
    7820X (Thrashed to within an inch of it's life)
    Motherboard
    Asus X299 Gaming II
    Memory
    32GB Corsair DDR4 3200mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    RTX 3080 10GB
    Sound Card
    Topping Audio D50 USB DAC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    TCL 50C805K
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    1TB Adata SX2800 NVMe
    8TB Toshiba HDWR480
    PSU
    Corsair 750W Modular
    Cooling
    Arctic Freezer II 240
Can confirm that rolling back the 22631.3672 preview update has fixed the issue. Thanks everyone for your help, much appreciated. Again, it must only occur in certain configurations as WiseWiz is unaffected on the same build. I will submit some feedback to Microsoft (and mention it's presence on 26100 builds also).
It's the preview build. I have the problem on three different computers - one of them newly installed with everything at default settings.
Upgrade to 24H2 on one of the computers solved it, so it's only this preview. Will probably be solved on next Patch Tuesday (I hope).
 

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    Intel i7-10700
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    Gigabyte B460 AORUS PRO AC
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    Kingston DDR4-2933 32 GB
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    Corsair TX-650
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    Logitech G series
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    Logitech G series
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    1000/1000 Mbps
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    Firefox Developer Edition + Edge
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    Windows Defender
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    Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
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    AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
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    Lenovo LNVNB161216
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    32 GB DDR5 5600 MHz
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    Radeon 780M + Nvidia RTX 4070
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    2560x1600
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    Samsung MZVL21T0HCLR 1TB
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    Logitech
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    1000/1000 Mbps
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    Firefox Dev Edition + Edge
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    Windows Defender
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