This problem does not happen with xfce and kde.
You must resize the grid of icons, but now I can't remember what is the Nemo file for that.
LM17.1 Mate (PC and Notebook) with AMD Catalyst
HP Pavilion g4-1316br, AMD Quad Core, 1,5 GHz, Radeon 6520G/7450M,
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