[SOLVED] Change desktop icon position and size from terminal

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[SOLVED] Change desktop icon position and size from terminal

Post by kozi » Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:08 pm

Hi,
I have multiple stations and I want change and unify look. I found tool: gio/gvfs and when try set attributes (metadata::nemo-icon-position, metadata::nemo-icon-scale) they change but there is no effect even after cinnamon restart. Do I do something wrong or there is some additional step (nemo notification)?
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Re: Change desktop icon position and size from terminal

Post by xenopeek » Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:59 pm

Obvious question but have you disabled auto-arrange by name on the desktop?
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Re: Change desktop icon position and size from terminal

Post by kozi » Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:53 pm

Thanks for reply.
Yes, I have disabled auto-arrange option.
Turns out that

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gvfs-set "file path" metadata::nemo-icon-position x,y
gio set "file path" metadata::nemo-icon-position x,y 
gvfs-set "file path"metadata::icon-scale value
and nemo/nemo-desktop restart works fine.
Last thing to do for me is to find why on LM19 with nemo-desktop

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gio set "file path" metadata::nemo-icon-scale
doesn't work.
But for now I can live with 90% solution.

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