Multiple monitors and desktop icons

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  1. Kumabjorn

    Kumabjorn ***** is back Senior Member

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    At home my setup is three external monitors connected to a docked SP3. Lots of real estate to work with. Desktop icons are on my primary display (SP3). Yesterday I was watching Imposters (grifter girl has lots of appeal to me) and decided to turn of two of the external monitors. When finished I shut down the system.

    This morning I started the system and the monitors didn't light up. Hence, I did a restart. This time everything was back to normal, with one difference. All my desktop icons had disappeared. I suppose the code for desktop icons is remnant from Windows 95 (maybe 3.1) and in those days there was no such thing as external monitors on a laptop (and absolutely no such thing as a 2-1) so my guess is that the calculations for icon placement simply goes haywire when a few million pixels are turned off and on again.

    So my question is if there is a simple method for finding and returning them to my primary monitor, or do I have to go through them one by one?
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