The tag has no usage guidance.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
2answers
13k views

How do I get the Windows 8 Desktop to stop refreshing itself while I'm working?

I have an Asus touchscreen laptop with Windows 8, not RT. The best way that I can describe the problem is: when I am working on something in the desktop, the desktop/screen refreshes itself. It ...
0
votes
2answers
12 views

Restore desktop icon locations after turning off the magnifier tool

I turned on the magnifier (Start > Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Accesibility > Start Magnifier) and when I turned it off all of my desktop icons are mixed up, so I want to restore ...
3
votes
1answer
55 views

Icons are broken

I have a problem after installing a program to remove the arrows on the desktop icons. Instead of removing the arrows, all my icons do not appear properly. It is like half is showing. It is hard to ...
1
vote
1answer
285 views

Netflix Metro App Desktop Shortcut Icon Missing

I am not understanding why this would be happening and can't seem to fix it. What it looks like: I've tried deleting the shortcut and creating a new one and it worked once, not any more. I've ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

Windows 7: Desktop icons for new files are [sometimes] added in wrong position

I have 62 icons on my Windows 7 Desktop. (Only one monitor.) (Windows Classic theme.) Enabled are "Auto arrange icons", "Align icons to grid", and "Show desktop icons". With Windows XP and prior, ...
0
votes
1answer
244 views

Desktop icons always reset after boot

Why every time I reboot my Windows 10, the icons on the desktop are reverted on their default position? I have searched for a solution on Google but without find anything useful.
0
votes
1answer
70 views

Explorer is searching for content, icons fail to load and/or display properly

When I first open a drive or folder in the 'My Computer' window, everything displays correctly, loads fast, works fine. In a few seconds the green loading bar appears. If I open any other folder ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

I want a desktop icon on the left of taskbar to look like the word icon

Is it true I can not place a shortcut for my "desktop" to the left of the taskbar? I want it to look just like the Word, folders Excel One Note icons. It seems like it should be a simple thing. I ...
0
votes
1answer
477 views

Easiest way to use a keyboard shortcut to toggle desktop icons

I've tried autohotkey, and I can't find a script that will work with windows 8 after hours of searching. Please help me find an easy way to assign a keyboard shortcut like windows F11 to toggle the ...
0
votes
1answer
4k views

Photoshop icon missing after deleting desktop shortcut in Windows 7

I deleted a bunch of shortcut icons on the desktop in Windows 7 to clear the screen. One of them was Photoshop cs5. Ever since its icon has gone missing. I get the default icon for unknown app in the ...
0
votes
1answer
436 views

Desktop Icons are frozen

My desktop icons & favorites bar icons have frozen. Is there a driver or command to make them draggable again? I am running XP SP3.
1
vote
0answers
56 views

Is there a way to hide the blue compression arrows on a Win 10 icon

In Windows 10 there is a new indicator to show a folder or file is being compressed. It even shows this for shortcuts and folders. I don't want to see this... How do I make them disappear ...
1
vote
0answers
272 views

Windows 10 shortcut icons are messed up

I recently encountered a problem with my Windows 10. My shortcuts are using a different symbol (the down left corner of the shortcut) other than the normal shortcut symbol. The symbol changes from ...
1
vote
0answers
92 views

Some icons can't be placed on the bottom row in certain spots?

I'm currently having a very strange issue where certain icons can't be placed on the bottom row of my desktop and only in certain spots. Does anyone know what is going on? Video recording Update ...
1
vote
0answers
426 views

Desktop icon layout keeps changing when resuming from standby

I use my laptop for college and as a result, it's moved around a lot. When the lid is shut I have it going to standby, but however every time I resume it, my desktop layout changes. It goes from ...
1
vote
0answers
3k views

My Desktop Icons are Magically Moving

I'm tired of the desktop icons moving when I turn on my computer. I've unchecked "Auto-arrange icons" and "Allow themes to change desktop icons" (as suggested by a google search), but the problem ...
1
vote
0answers
166 views

Win7 x64 desktop icons are now black boxes

Recently, on my Win7 x64 Dell, the majority of my desktop icons have black boxes covering them. The recycle bin alone seems to be immune to the black box. Via a Google search I learned to go to the ...
1
vote
0answers
44 views

Cannot move the icons in windows explorer

I cannot move items in any explorer instance. Desktop or any other Explorer folder, I just can't move icons around. I've tried anti virus / anti-spyware software. I have SP3 and it's not due to "keep ...
0
votes
0answers
69 views

icons disappeared from windows 10 only names of files and folders are visible

Today I got a weird problem with my windows 10. There is no icon image for any file/folder and programs have a default icon. How can I resolve this issue? Possible duplicate question has nothing to ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

Laptop used with multiple other additional screens - lock icons to the actual laptop screen

Hi I have a LT running windows 10. I use it by its self but also on a projector at work, with an additional 24" at home, two additional 24" at my work desk (one via USB graphics card) and ...
0
votes
0answers
90 views

Windows 10 desktop icons not showing sporadically

I use Windows 10 and Fences, both using the most recent version. Sometimes when I boot my computer, desktop icons are not showing and I can't click or select on the desktop. It's just the wallpaper ...
0
votes
0answers
57 views

Differences in cursor previews

I was looking at some of the system cursors present in C:\Windows\Cursors and I saw that there are differences in the previews shown in different places by Windows Explorer This has happened on ...