<Solved> Desktop Icons - Sizing and moving Icons

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<Solved> Desktop Icons - Sizing and moving Icons

Post by TopEnder » Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:48 am

G'Day All and Thanks in advance.

Just installed Linux Mint Cinnamon 18.2, can not resize Desktop Icons or move the Icons on the Desktop. Has this capability been changed of removed from Cinnamon 18.2, Smokey (TopEnder)
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Re: Desktop Icons - Sizing and moving Icons

Post by Cosmo. » Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:11 am

Right click the desktop on an empty place -> desktop submenu gives you the needed commands. You need to disable the auto-arrange feature.

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Re: Desktop Icons - Sizing and moving Icons

Post by TopEnder » Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:22 am

Cosmo, What can one say you always come up with the solution, Thanks Smokey

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Re: <Solved> Desktop Icons - Sizing and moving Icons

Post by smudge » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:53 pm

This doesn't work for me, all I see right-clicking are three options, Desktop Settings, Change Desktop Background and Add Desklets.

Under desktop settings I only have the ability to show or hide icons and select which monitor to display them on. There's nothing about resizing or moving them. All icons are locked to a grid..

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Re: <Solved> Desktop Icons - Sizing and moving Icons

Post by smurphos » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:48 am

Enable desktop icons first in Desktop Settings.

Then you'll have more options on the right-click menu.

Beware that (at least on 18.3) Icon View default size in Nemo preferences overrides icon size set via the desktop context menu after a reboot / Cinnamon restart.

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Re: <Solved> Desktop Icons - Sizing and moving Icons

Post by oldhwguy » Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:43 am

I am missing line items in pop-up window: Running clean install Mint 18.3 - I do not have the same line items visible in the Right-Click pop-up menu. I am trying to enable desktop auto-arrange & align to grid with HORIZONTAL - as show in the image in previous post. When I right-click, the pop-up menu does NOT show the Desktop Settings line, or the Desktop line below that - OR the menu to the right of the initial pop-up menu. I looked in Control Center & found Desktop Settings in the Look and Feel section, and all 5 icon checkboxes are checked. I restarted PC after making any changes. I did not see other checkbox options that seemed related to this. What am I doing wrong ?

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Re: <Solved> Desktop Icons - Sizing and moving Icons

Post by BorrowedWifi » Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:46 pm

x64 Mint 18.3 Sylvia Mate

Right click a desktop icon, and you get an option to "Resize Icon..." which you can click, and then grab a bounding box that appears around the icon in question (not all of them, you only get to do this one at a time so far as I've been able to tell), which you can drag to resize.

Kind of clumsy, but it works well enough, or at least it does for me.

Hope this helps.

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