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Impossible to move icons

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Impossible to move icons on the desktop.  A black circle appears instead.
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Question by:DinuA
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by:Delete
ID: 39963565
Are you using Fences?

If not you can try the following:
1. Right-click the start button and select "System".
2. Go to the Advanced tab in the System Properties menu.
3. Click Settings under Performance.
4. Toggle the radio buttons under the Visual Effects tab and select apply, and then change the setting back and click apply and see if that fixes the issue.
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by:Dash Amr
ID: 39963617
Right-click desktop, click View, and uncheck Auto arrange icons.

or

Try a different Keyboard this might normally happens if something holding down the ESC key So it migt got Stuck so try hitting ESC a few times to release it. and if that fix the problem change the keyboard
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by:DinuA
ID: 39963682
Yes, I am using Fences, but until recently icons were movable.
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by:Dash Amr
ID: 39963687
Pls try and let me know whether it fixes the problem or we need to look for another solution
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by:Delete
ID: 39964134
If none of the other suggestions have worked thus far then can you uninstall Fences to see if that resolves the issue?

A lot of people report this issue when using Fences and uninstalling it fixes it for the majority of them.
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DinuA earned 0 total points
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Problem solved by installing a new version of Fences.
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by:DinuA
ID: 39981037
Well, because installing a new version of Fences made the icons movable.
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