Desktop Icons May Be Displayed Incorrectly When You Change Display Settings


Symptoms


When you change your display settings to high contrast by using the Accessibility Options tool in Control Panel, the desktop icons may be displayed close together or on top of each other.

Cause


This behavior can occur if vertical icon spacing is set to 43 or lower.

Resolution


To resolve this issue, use the following steps:

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click Display.
  2. Click the Appearance tab.
  3. In the Item box, click Icon Spacing (Vertical).
  4. In the Size box, change the value to a number higher than 43, and then click OK.
NOTE: The Auto Arrange option does not correct this issue.