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by Multi
05.02.2017 21:06:28
Forum: Support
Topic: My desktop icons are disordered
Replies: 76
Views: 41086

Re: My desktop icons are disordered

None of my anti-spy-malware-virus software has ever complained, but then I don't use too much of that :cool: For while, I had used Dexpot on another machine (with exactly the same graphics card and driver - but likely not exactly the same driver configuration) and did not encounter the same problems...
by Multi
01.12.2016 01:05:23
Forum: Support
Topic: My desktop icons are disordered
Replies: 76
Views: 41086

Re: My desktop icons are disordered

FWIW, I just came across these comments from another list https://forum.eset.com/topic/6033-windows-10-forget-folder-view-setting-when-ess-is-installed/ http://www.tenforums.com/general-support/17175-windows-10-folder-view-settings-desktop-icon-positions-not-saving.html I don't have any of the progr...
by Multi
08.11.2016 17:58:29
Forum: Support
Topic: My desktop icons are disordered
Replies: 76
Views: 41086

Re: My desktop icons are disordered

Not yet, but I am looking - unfortunately I am a bit short of time to experiment and try different app because it would mean having to remove Dexpot and then restoring it after. I'll have to find another machine to use for this.
by Multi
27.10.2016 00:32:24
Forum: Support
Topic: My desktop icons are disordered
Replies: 76
Views: 41086

Re: My desktop icons are disordered

I have set the Dexpot.exe and Dexcontrol.exe to high and see no real difference. That refers to setting the "process priority" in 'Settings -> Dexpot' to 'high' I presume. I have had mine set to anything from normal to 'real-time' with no difference. In my earlier post I was merely saying...
by Multi
13.10.2016 18:45:44
Forum: Support
Topic: My desktop icons are disordered
Replies: 76
Views: 41086

Re: My desktop icons are disordered

I have not worked on this for a little while - am still trying analyze what I find - but, a question came to mind: At what "process" priority do run Dexpot. If it isn't high enough, Dexpot might get preempted by other processes during the icon update, with other processes in the meantime a...
by Multi
28.09.2016 18:17:49
Forum: Support
Topic: My desktop icons are disordered
Replies: 76
Views: 41086

Re: My desktop icons are disordered

So if you delay the Dexpot startup until after it has finished, do you still have the same problem?
I now I do. I have delayed Dexpot startup by 30 secs and it still does not help.
by Multi
27.09.2016 18:51:42
Forum: Support
Topic: My desktop icons are disordered
Replies: 76
Views: 41086

Re: My desktop icons are disordered

Can you open the task manager soon after the start up to see what else might be going on?
Under Win 10 there is an antimalware executable which all too often hogs the CPU, specially at start up time.
by Multi
05.09.2016 01:13:24
Forum: Support
Topic: My desktop icons are disordered
Replies: 76
Views: 41086

Re: My desktop icons are disordered

What happens if you disable startup with Windows and the start Dexpot manually when things have settled down and there is no network activity - at least for a test?? In my case, a manual start does not prevent the scramble. After fixing the positions with ReIcon, the icons scramble after some time; ...
by Multi
26.08.2016 20:17:54
Forum: Support
Topic: My desktop icons are disordered
Replies: 76
Views: 41086

Re: My desktop icons are disordered

:dex:, unfortunately, we were never able to reproduce the issue. I doubt this is related to auto-start at all. Flickering usually results from the auto arrange-option not being disabled before Dexpot repositions the desktop icons. It is very strange, and I do believe you made that observation some ...
by Multi
26.08.2016 17:56:18
Forum: Support
Topic: My desktop icons are disordered
Replies: 76
Views: 41086

Re: My desktop icons are disordered

I have tried various alternatives as well, but once you get used to the many good points of Dexpot, it is hard to step down to something without those features :( Yes, and it is sad that no one want to work on a fix or even explain what the problem might be. I have been raising this issue for years ...
by Multi
20.08.2016 01:21:18
Forum: Support
Topic: My desktop icons are disordered
Replies: 76
Views: 41086

Re: My desktop icons are disordered

You are describing a fundamental difficulty with the limitations of the Windows desktop and the file browser. The locations of the icons on the Dexpot desktops is done with a file that maintains the name of the icon and it's X-Y position, and monitor. That information is out there. OK, I'll bite :-...
by Multi
14.08.2016 16:13:19
Forum: Support
Topic: My desktop icons are disordered
Replies: 76
Views: 41086

Re: My desktop icons are disordered

Meanwhile, I have ensured that my video drivers are up-to-date, but the problem persists. As for the flickering, in my case, it is always and only the first 5 columns that both flicker and get scrambled. The problem I see as far as getting things fixed, is that no one seems to be interested enough t...
by Multi
12.08.2016 18:36:26
Forum: Support
Topic: My desktop icons are disordered
Replies: 76
Views: 41086

Re: My desktop icons are disordered

After I start, the icon positions are usually mixed up and so I reset them with ReIcon, with one configuration per screen. It seems that every time I switch screens, the first five columns of icons flicker several times before they settled to their 'permanent' position. That in itself is curious, an...
by Multi
12.08.2016 04:30:47
Forum: Support
Topic: My desktop icons are disordered
Replies: 76
Views: 41086

Re: My desktop icons are disordered

The same happens for me, but I strongly suspect it is not Dexpot - certainly not the startup.
As I switch screens quite often, that's when it happens, or , that is generally when I notice :-)
I still have Dexpot start up after almost a minute delay, but it don't see it making any difference.
by Multi
10.08.2016 22:04:23
Forum: Support
Topic: My desktop icons are disordered
Replies: 76
Views: 41086

Re: My desktop icons are disordered

So far, what I described in my last post works fine for me. Working around ... But how do you use ReIcon? In autostart or running it manually? All done manually; ReIcon is fast and the only precaution is that one must close it after use, otherwise it looks to be unresponsive on screens other than t...
by Multi
10.08.2016 18:20:23
Forum: Support
Topic: My desktop icons are disordered
Replies: 76
Views: 41086

Re: My desktop icons are disordered

I have had mine on delayed start for quite some time, but it makes no difference. As far as I can tell, the problem occurs almost at every screen switch and definitely when adding or moving icons from one screen to another. The problem when moving, or copying, an icon from one screen to another is n...
by Multi
01.08.2016 17:38:51
Forum: Support
Topic: My desktop icons are disordered
Replies: 76
Views: 41086

Re: My desktop icons are disordered

Of course, "_UTILITIES\Dexpot" is where I have installed the program and needs to be changed accordingly for you case: C:\[folder]\[subfolder]\dexpot.exe. If it did not work for you, that will be why... Thank you very much for your comments, :-) My delay is about the same as yours and som...
by Multi
22.07.2016 16:43:25
Forum: Support
Topic: My desktop icons are disordered
Replies: 76
Views: 41086

Re: My desktop icons are disordered

When you want an icon to appear on all desktops manually move it to the PUBLIC desktop (I'm using Vista - yours may be called something else.) Thank you very much for your comments. I am running under Win 10 & I do have a 'Public' desktop, but I have no idea what it does or how I would view it ...
by Multi
11.07.2016 20:50:26
Forum: Support
Topic: My desktop icons are disordered
Replies: 76
Views: 41086

Re: My desktop icons are disordered

Just now, I exited Dexpot, after setting all my icons as I wanted them, saving the configuration to a separate dxp file. After the exit, I saved the user.dxi file to a backup copy. Then I rebooted the machine, prevented Dexpot from starting on its own. After the reboot, I compared the save .dxi file...
by Multi
11.07.2016 20:04:32
Forum: Support
Topic: My desktop icons are disordered
Replies: 76
Views: 41086

Re: My desktop icons are disordered

I have had this issue for a very long time and have sort of lived with it up to now. Today I started to look into it again. At this time I have also found that reloading the icons from the profile using the desktop manager's right-click menu work, though it has to be done on each screen where one wa...

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