[SOLVED] Desktop icon size and position

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[SOLVED] Desktop icon size and position

Post by ichthus » Mon May 20, 2019 12:59 pm

Recently an otherwise stable cinnamon 4.0.10 on Mint 19.1 has been failing to preserve desktop icon sizes.
It resets to normal when I next log in.
I have tried running
sudo chown -Rc $USER:$USER $HOME
in a terminal with no improvement.
Has anyone any advice?
Last edited by ichthus on Mon May 20, 2019 2:52 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Desktop icon size and position

Post by smurphos » Mon May 20, 2019 2:08 pm

In Nemo (the File Manager) preferences uncheck Ignore per-folder view preferences.

You shouldn't have to this, it's a bug, but it has been fixed for 19.2
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[SOLVED]Re: Desktop icon size and position

Post by ichthus » Mon May 20, 2019 2:51 pm

Solved!
Thank you
I now remember playing around with those settings!

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Re: [SOLVED]Desktop icon size and position

Post by Drugwash » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:46 am

Thank you smurphos for the workaround, I was going crazy thinking it was me to have broken the system with the inadvertent Ubuntu Eoan updates over LM 19.1 Tessa. :oops:

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