• Minor but irritating

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    I have a relatively new Win 11 laptop and am being bugged by a couple of bugs.

    One is that from time to time, at no particular interval, icons vanish from the Desktop. So I go to a file explorer, find the .exe file, click on “Send to… Desktop(create a shortcut)”. And that works. Fast forward a day or two, or a week maybe, and I’ll find 2 of these icons on the Desktop, both pointing to the same .exe file, both functioning normally.

    The other irritant is trying to get programs to start at boot-up. Such an easy thing to do in Win 7, but this is Win 11. I use Clipboard Recorder many time a day so naturally I want it to start at boot-up. I found Settings > Apps > Startup. Move the switch to ON. “No impact” it says, so what can go wrong? Well, for one thing, Clipboard Recorder doesn’t start. I go back to the Startup menu and the switch has moved to OFF. So the question is WHY?

    Any suggestions much appreciated.

     

    Rhino

     

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    • #2469974

      Try this next time?

      Right-click empty space on your desktop, mouse over ( or click) “View,” and then click “Show Desktop Icons.”

      Which method are you using for startup?

      How to launch apps automatically during startup on Windows 11 | Windows Central

       

      Susan Bradley Patch Lady

    • #2470055

      Thank you for your response. At the moment there are no icons gone AWOL, but next time one goes missing I’ll try out your suggestion.

      As for starting a program automatically, Windows 11 clearly has a plethora of options. I’m using the first, and seemingly the obvious option. I go through the same steps as are listed, I move the switch from OFF to ON, and it works…for a day or two. Then, when it doesn’t work, I go through the same steps yet again and find that the switch has been ‘moved’ to OFF…again.

      So how does that happen? Has Windows developed to the point where it knows what’s best for us mere users? And if it can make decisions about what will run at startup what else might it decide to allow, or not allow, us to use? Hal comes to mind!

      Rhino

    • #2470081

      The other irritant is trying to get programs to start at boot-up. Such an easy thing to do in Win 7, but this is Win 11. I use Clipboard Recorder many time a day so naturally I want it to start at boot-up. I found Settings > Apps > Startup. Move the switch to ON. “No impact” it says, so what can go wrong? Well, for one thing, Clipboard Recorder doesn’t start. I go back to the Startup menu and the switch has moved to OFF. So the question is WHY?

      Any suggestions much appreciated.

      It seems likely that an unsupported program which hasn’t been updated for more than 10 years is incompatible with Windows 11. (Clipboard Recorder apparently doesn’t even handle common modern image formats like JPG or PNG.)

      Now that Windows 10/11 have Clipboard History, do you really need Clipboard Recorder?

      Clipboard in Windows [Windows 11, Windows 10]

      Windows 11 Pro version 22H2 build 22621.608 + Microsoft Edge/365

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