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How to arrange icons on Desktop forever?

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 5:55 am
by AjvarXX
Hi. I would like all my icons be arranged instead of sitting on each other. I want them ideally fitted. But after I set checkbox on "Arrange" they still can be set without order and I have to doublecheck checkbox again to fix it again. https://youtu.be/7q-4cGKETJs
Is it possible to autoarranged always? Thanks.

Re: How to arrange icons on Desktop forever?

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:57 am
by Cosmo.
At now: no.

Re: How to arrange icons on Desktop forever?

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 4:57 pm
by AjvarXX
Cosmo. wrote:At now: no.
Ok, thanks. Will try to getting used, perhaps this is even better. However checkbox then is not an option for this, I would use just a button called "Rearrange icons once" - that would be more accurate I believe so novice wouldn't get confused thinking it's a bug.

Re: How to arrange icons on Desktop forever?

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:32 pm
by thom_A
The days of littering my desktop with tons of icons are over for me. They just serve as decorations with no meaningful purpose when it comes to accessing files and apps quickly. Why, because as soon as you open a window, they're out of sight. I only use at least 2 columns of icons space on the left side of my screen. I don't do full screen when I open windows. I resize them so I could still see those icons on the left side. OSes should not be dependent on keyboard shortcuts or adding Alt/Ctrl/Shift to access files. Everything should be accessed using the pointing device only.

And I will be waiting for my request or suggestion here:

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=198770

Re: How to arrange icons on Desktop forever?

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 6:45 pm
by AjvarXX
thom_A wrote:The days of littering my desktop with tons of icons are over for me. They just serve as decorations with no meaningful purpose when it comes to accessing files and apps quickly. Why, because as soon as you open a window, they're out of sight. I only use at least 2 columns of icons space on the left side of my screen. I don't do full screen when I open windows. I resize them so I could still see those icons on the left side. OSes should not be dependent on keyboard shortcuts or adding Alt/Ctrl/Shift to access files. Everything should be accessed using the pointing device only.

And I will be waiting for my request or suggestion here:

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=198770
Well, that's your way of using OS which doesn't fit mine. I need icons and expect to use them in a comfortable way.

Re: How to arrange icons on Desktop forever?

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:45 pm
by dXTC
There's another place on the desktop to put frequently-used icons: the Panel, also referred to as the Quick Launch area in the Windows world (just to the right of the Menu button). Depending on how wide your display is, you may find room for quite a few of your icons, and they do a really good job at staying in order.

Re: How to arrange icons on Desktop forever?

Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 3:50 am
by AjvarXX
dXTC wrote:There's another place on the desktop to put frequently-used icons: the Panel, also referred to as the Quick Launch area in the Windows world (just to the right of the Menu button). Depending on how wide your display is, you may find room for quite a few of your icons, and they do a really good job at staying in order.
I spent yesterday over an hour trying to manage that Launching Applet but well, lets say it is not good at this moment. On "Another OS" I could easily drag'n'drop any shortcut, launcher exe or even a folder and use it afterwards however in Cinnamon it is pain in the butt to create a shortcut, not mention that it's impossible to shortcut a folder (I didn't find the way).

But thanks for your suggestion, I downloaded Docking Panel which works superb for my needs and even creates transparent catalgue windows on desktop. Why Cinnamon doesn't create easy drag'n'drop way is mysterious for me.

Re: How to arrange icons on Desktop forever?

Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 1:37 pm
by twodogs
AjvarXX wrote:
dXTC wrote:There's another place on the desktop to put frequently-used icons: the Panel, also referred to as the Quick Launch area in the Windows world (just to the right of the Menu button). Depending on how wide your display is, you may find room for quite a few of your icons, and they do a really good job at staying in order.
I spent yesterday over an hour trying to manage that Launching Applet but well, lets say it is not good at this moment. On "Another OS" I could easily drag'n'drop any shortcut, launcher exe or even a folder and use it afterwards however in Cinnamon it is pain in the butt to create a shortcut, not mention that it's impossible to shortcut a folder (I didn't find the way).

But thanks for your suggestion, I downloaded Docking Panel which works superb for my needs and even creates transparent catalgue windows on desktop. Why Cinnamon doesn't create easy drag'n'drop way is mysterious for me.
Panel launchers are easy. Right click anything in the main menu and click 'add to panel.' Shortcuts (or links) easy too. Open terminal and 'ln -s path/to/file or folder path/to/where/you want link.

Re: How to arrange icons on Desktop forever?

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:34 pm
by AjvarXX
Guys, here is an important observation I made! When the checkbox "Arrange icons by net" is clicked they actually ARE arranged but only vertically! I mean there are invisible vertical columns so icon can't be crossed by those invisible vertical lines!

But here is a question... why it's not the same with horizontal lines? I mean... if it says arrange by net (that's my translation so I may be wrong) then why actually it is "Arrange by columns"? Is it a bug which I should show to developers? And most importantly could anyone double check this behavior and/or create a bug report with proper explanation because I believe language barrier and lack of experience with Linux/Nemo may interfere with clearity of my explanation to devs?

Thank you.

Re: How to arrange icons on Desktop forever?

Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 5:51 am
by Cosmo.
I think you mean "Fix layout". The feature does for horizontally arrangement not (yet) exist.

Re: How to arrange icons on Desktop forever?

Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:29 am
by AjvarXX
Cosmo. wrote:I think you mean "Fix layout". The feature does for horizontally arrangement not (yet) exist.
I guess then russian translation is scewed because it's written like it is in Win OS but it's actually different.

Will post an idea then, thank you.