I have an ASUS K501U windows laptop 4k display, which I have turned down to 1080P so I can record the screen without crashing during classes. Whenever I plug in a projector and duplicate the screen, the screen stays with the current resolution. If extending the screen to a low resolution projector, it decides to go to 4k for no apparent reason.
A weird side effect is that I have arranged my icons in the top left of the screen so they would fit regardless of resolution, either 1080p or 4k. Yet every time the screen resolution changes, Windows destroys my arrangement.
The following article has no useful suggestions. The auto rearrange option is OFF on my computer. http://www.winability.com/how-to-i-stop-windows-from-rearranging-my-desktop-icons/
Does anyone know why Windows would rearrange icons when not asked to do so, or how to stop this from happening? Alternatively, if there is any way to stop the screen from erroneously going to 4k when I plug in an external monitor that would be good too.