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#1 TheJokerz


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Posted 20 November 2015 - 04:02 PM

Is anyone else having issues with certain icons not staying at the bottom when I put them there.  I have found a workaround but it still is really annoying.


It all started after a windows 10 update some time ago.  One day I fired up my laptop and noticed that some of my icons that I had at the bottom of the screen moved up.  Tried to move them back and they went right back to the next row above.  Did some searching and some other people were having the same issue, they had suggested moving the text size smaller and that worked, but now all of my icons are tiny.  Is there a better fix out there that any one knows of?




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#2 britechguy


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Posted 20 November 2015 - 07:17 PM

Take a look at the thread entitled, "Home Screen Problem," which asked exactly the same question.


Just FYI, you can change the icon size and text size independently of each other (but icon text will scale based upon what you're doing to the icon size when you change icon size).  The icon size can be increased by holding down Ctrl and pushing the mouse scroll wheel up (this can be imitated with the mouse pad by Ctrl plus whatever gesture is scroll up, but I have a lot more trouble with getting this to do exactly what I want it to do using a mouse pad).


Here are the steps to enlarge icon text:


Note:  Steps 1 through 3 can be skipped and you'll end up directly at step 4 if you elect to open Control Panel instead and choose the Display settings there.


1.  Right click on the desktop and choose "Display Settings" on the context menu


2.  The Display Settings dialog will appear:


Attached File  01_Display_Settings.jpg   35.56KB   0 downloads


You should choose the "Advanced Display Link" at the very bottom of the dialog.


3.  The Advanced Display Settings Dialog will appear:


Attached File  02_Advanced_Display_Settings.jpg   27.15KB   0 downloads


You should choose the "Advanced sizing of text and other items" link near the bottom of the dialog.


4.  A Windows 10 variant on the good old-fashioned Control Panel->Display settings dialog will appear:


Attached File  03_Advanced_Sizing_of_Text_and_Other_Items.jpg   94.1KB   0 downloads


You'll see that I pulled up "Icons" from the dropdown menu then increased the size of the font to 11 and made it bold as well, then hit the "Apply" button.


Here are two screen captures of the "after" effect of doing the above:


Save As dialog with enlarged and bolded icon text:


Attached File  04_Save_As_Dialog_w_Enlarged_Font_Text.jpg   78.24KB   0 downloads


Desktop with enlarged Icons and enlarged & bolded Icon Text:


Attached File  05-Desktop_w_Enlarged_Icons_and_Icon_Text.jpg   123.36KB   0 downloads


Hope this helps.

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Posted 24 November 2015 - 04:16 PM

Thanks for the info!  This worked thanks!


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