Solved Windows 10 recycle bin desktop icon won't move to bottom row

September 23, 2015 at 10:39:42
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Intel Core i3 @ 3.10GHz | 8GB DDR3 1333MHz
I've got a small, but pretty annoying issue.

A few days ago, my recycle bin was sitting on the right side of the second grid row to the bottom of the desktop. Every time I try to move it anywhere onto the bottom row, it snaps back up. Yet other icons seem to move onto that row perfectly fine.

I know it's a trivial issue, but it is rather annoying.

Any ideas?

MSI B75MA-P45 Motherboard
Intel Core i3-2100 3.10GHz
8GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM
SAPPHIRE AMD Radeon HD 5770 Vapor-X
Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD (Windows 7 Ultimate)
Toshiba 2TB HDD


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#1
September 23, 2015 at 11:32:31
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Sounds like another Win 10 bug to me - maybe some future update will correct it.

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#2
September 23, 2015 at 13:59:34
Right click on an empty part of your desktop, View, uncheck > Auto arrange icons.

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#3
September 24, 2015 at 10:50:49
@Johnw

That didn't seem to work for me. It still snaps back to where it was before. Also, it only seems to be the Recycle Bin that is doing this.

MSI B75MA-P45 Motherboard
Intel Core i3-2100 3.10GHz
8GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM
SAPPHIRE AMD Radeon HD 5770 Vapor-X
Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD (Windows 7 Ultimate)
Toshiba 2TB HDD


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#4
September 24, 2015 at 11:23:12
I decided to test JohnW suggestion. I moved the Recycle Bin icon around the desktop several times and reboot Windows in each instance. It works for me.

i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 User


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#5
September 24, 2015 at 11:34:05
Comguy -

Some questions came to mind ...

Have you tweaked Windows 10?

Are you running any third-party desktop management program?

i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 User


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#6
September 28, 2015 at 05:54:01
Not at all. This is a fresh upgrade from Windows 8.1, and it started doing this a few days after the upgrade.

MSI B75MA-P45 Motherboard
Intel Core i3-2100 3.10GHz
8GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM
SAPPHIRE AMD Radeon HD 5770 Vapor-X
Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD (Windows 7 Ultimate)
Toshiba 2TB HDD


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#7
February 2, 2016 at 10:24:24
it's doing the same thing to me and is driving me nuts, lol. still no fix?

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#8
February 2, 2016 at 10:27:52
Put it on the grid square just above the bottom right corner. Put another icon above it, and drag another icon to the space just between them. It should bump the bin down to the bottom right.

Alternatively, downgrade to Windows 7 like I did. :D

MSI B75MA-P45 Motherboard
Intel Core i3-2100 3.10GHz
8GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM
SAPPHIRE AMD Radeon HD 5770 Vapor-X
Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD (Windows 7 Ultimate)
Toshiba 2TB HDD


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#9
February 2, 2016 at 11:16:02
Comguy - have you read this?

http://www.tenforums.com/general-di...

i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 User


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#10
February 2, 2016 at 11:21:50
P.S. ....

Put it on the grid square just above the bottom right corner. Put another icon above it, and drag another icon to the space just between them. It should bump the bin down to the bottom right.

That's what I have been doing on my Windows 7 computer. Otherwise it will not let me place ANY icons on the bottom row of windows

i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 User


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#11
February 2, 2016 at 11:24:34
It is quite possible this issue has now been fixed by a cumulative update.

My bin is at the bottom and I have both the dpi for the system and Internet Explorer set for 100%.

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#12
February 8, 2016 at 21:17:08
I solved the issue some time ago using my previous method, but I can no longer check if it's still happening since I went back to Windows 7.

MSI B75MA-P45 Motherboard
Intel Core i3-2100 3.10GHz
8GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM
SAPPHIRE AMD Radeon HD 5770 Vapor-X
Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD (Windows 7 Ultimate)
Toshiba 2TB HDD


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#13
February 26, 2016 at 11:41:57
Hi,

I solved this issue by followiing this steps:

1) Right click on desktop and select Display settings.

2) Scroll down and select Advanced Display Settings.

3) Scroll down and select Advanced sizing of text and other items

4) Select "set a custom scaling level" (highlighted in blue).

5) In the scaling box enter 120% and click OK.

6) Click Apply and it will ask you to restart

after the restart the icons where at the bottom of the screen.

I found this solution here: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...


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#14
February 26, 2016 at 13:28:37
Stupid typo in my response #11. I should have said "both the dpi for the system and Internet Explorer are set for 110%".

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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