EdQld wrote:Thanks Dawgdoc, I followed your link backwards to find this post by Zumbruk (9/6/10) : I've worked around it by adding the following to my
~/.bashrcgconftool-2 --set /apps/nautilus/desktop-metadata/directory/icon_view_keep_aligned --type string "false"
Now I'm a bit of a newbie, so not sure if there should be any extra spaces in that string and if you can just open a Terminal and paste that into it as is?
Does it look right to you?
Will a copy & paste into a Terminal do the job?
Short answer -- NO, do not copy and paste into terminal.
You lost spacing when you copied from Zumbruk's post . It should be
~/.bashrc gconftool-2 --set /apps/nautilus/desktop-metadata/directory/icon_view_keep_aligned --type string "false"
is a file in his/your home folder.
If you wish to try his fix, In terminal paste this command and hit enter.
If you have the file it will open and you can add his fix. If you did not have the file prior to this, you are creating an empty file to which you can add his fix.
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gconftool-2 --set /apps/nautilus/desktop-metadata/directory/icon_view_keep_aligned --type string "false"
save and exit. If his fix is good this should correct your problems. Arrange your icons as you wish and test it out by rebooting. If this does not fix it upon reboot, you will need to get someone else to offer their opinion. (It may need to have a script refer to it and be set as a startup application.)
If you want to see if you have the file before you try this: open Nautilus, (the computer icon in your panel), in the left column (under Places) click your home folder, the first entry. press CTRL+h This will show your hidden files, as indicated by the .
I do not have the same problem with icons staying fixed/aligned which you and others have expressed, so I have not tried his fix. I so not have the file .bashrc in my home directory, I did create it to confirm my directions to you were correct. BUT
, I then deleted it without trying it out, since I am not having the troubles.