I do have one other desktop icon question. Occasionally when I boot my system and the icons refresh like we talked about, a couple of my icons revert to a generic style icon. They work just fine, but are now a white box type of icon. If I go to the folder that the icon points to, that same icon in the folder is also generic.
I have tried changing the size in "Advanced appearance settings", but it doesn't work. What does work is selecting "Inactive title bar" under the same "Advanced appearance settings", and increasing the item size. This puts the icons back to normal. I can then go back to "Inactive title bar", and re-set the item size back to what it previously was, and the icons stay.
A few days later, I will have to do the same thing again.
Any idea why this happens?