Quick launch icons randomly changing?

This happened to me this morning and I found a neat little trick on the Microsoft site to fix it: on the desktop rightclick and go to Properties> Settings. Change the color quality/color depth to any other setting, wait for it to do its thing, click Now go back to the original color setting and the icons should be back to normal.

I don’t know if this always works but it’s better than editing the registry if it’s an isolated incident.


  1. Thats insane. I’ve just bought a new laptop and this happened over and over to me. Googling led me to you.

    When i read your solution i thought “yeah right, like that’s going to work!” but lo and behold, it did! I am gobsmacked. Shouldn’t be though given that its windows…

    Thanks though!

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