How do I lock desktop icons?

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rainydayz
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How do I lock desktop icons?

Post by rainydayz » Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:37 pm

Hello guys

Is it possible to lock desktop icons? I want to make it impossible to move them by accident.

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Re: How do I lock desktop icons?

Post by caracal478 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:40 pm

i think if you right click on the desktop you'll see

desktop -> auto-arrange

if auto-arrange is disabled i'm pretty sure, but not positive, they won't move.

edit: doh! i just realized you want to prevent accidental moving. that I don't know.

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Re: How do I lock desktop icons?

Post by all41 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:56 pm

imho this seems to be a reasonable feature request, and as such needs to be submitted to the upstream MATE folks
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Re: How do I lock desktop icons?

Post by rainydayz » Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:11 am

caracal478 wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:40 pm
edit: doh! i just realized you want to prevent accidental moving. that I don't know.
Exactly. Quite useful to prevent accidental moving on a laptop with touchscreen.

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