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Icons on Cinnamon Desktop (Mint 18.3)

Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:13 am
by Ctulhu
Hi all

Any idea on how I can avoid having Mint put icons on top of other icons on the desktop? For instance, my browser download folder ins the desktop and whenever I download a file, the icon for it is put on top of another icon on the very left of my desktop - why? My desktop settings are "align to grid" and "vertical" Any input would be much appreciated ...

Re: Icons on Cinnamon Desktop (Mint 18.3)

Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:19 pm
by Skalman
Similar problem here.
After every restart the icons move and places themselves on top of each other. The "Computer", "network" and "home".
I have small icon size and vertical and no align. Other icons stays where I put them.
Except for the external USB harddisk. I always moves to the same place a bit from the left vertical edge.
I prefer/want all icons close to the left vertical edge/line/border.

Anyone who can tell me how to fix this?
Thanks.

Re: Icons on Cinnamon Desktop (Mint 18.3)

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:37 am
by Teksonik
See Artgirl's solution in this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=208&t=258218

Re: Icons on Cinnamon Desktop (Mint 18.3)

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:56 am
by Ctulhu
Ok, thanks a lot, I tried this: dconf-editor: org > nemo > desktop and unticked the option "use-desktop-grid", let's see whether it works!

Re: Icons on Cinnamon Desktop (Mint 18.3)

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:11 pm
by Skalman
Hi!
Looked up the link above. Couldn't find anything usefull.
But I installed the dconf and did this, like above:
dconf-editor: org > nemo > desktop and unticked the option "use-desktop-grid"
also changed the vertical distance from 1 to 0,5
Restarted.
No diffference.

* Well, can the moderator, please move this thread to the other, they are the same.
* I think I have to live with this til someone fix it, I can not do it, to little knowledge.
Thanks anyway.

Re: Icons on Cinnamon Desktop (Mint 18.3)

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:12 pm
by Ctulhu
For me, this posted solution worked (after a reboot and one initial resorting of things on the desktop).

Re: Icons on Cinnamon Desktop (Mint 18.3)

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:34 pm
by Moem
Skalman wrote: Well, can the moderator, please move this thread to the other, they are the same.
No, the moderator will not do that because it will be too messy.