both can contribute to the problem. Align them, then turn it off. Be sure your monitor is set to it's native resolution.
The Desktop, for some reason, is refreshing itself about every minute or so. It refreshes both the icons on the Desktop and the Taskbar. Worse yet, the icons are rearranging themselves, moving just a space or two and leaving gaps behind.
Align icons to grid is checked, Auto arrange icons is not.
I've seen programs to take "snapshots" of the icon places, but I'd rather it not happen at all.
Thanks in advance for any assistance.