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Desktop and Taskbar Constantly Refresh, Icons Moving

by Lycanthrokeith / March 14, 2015 8:03 PM PDT

Hello.
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.

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align to grid and resolution
by James Denison / March 14, 2015 11:18 PM PDT

both can contribute to the problem. Align them, then turn it off. Be sure your monitor is set to it's native resolution.

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I've seen this to be an effect of malware.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 15, 2015 2:29 AM PDT

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