Icons on right side of desktop

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alligoodw
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Icons on right side of desktop

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Using Linux Mint 14, Cinnamon, is there a way to have icons automatically appear on the right side of the desktop as oppose to the left?
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Re: Icons on right side of desktop

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alligoodw wrote:Using Linux Mint 14, Cinnamon, is there a way to have icons automatically appear on the right side of the desktop as oppose to the left?
Short answer: Yes. Modify the desktop manager source code.
Long answer: No. It seems that stacking icons on the left is the universally accepted method.
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Re: Icons on right side of desktop

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TehGhodTrole wrote:
alligoodw wrote:Using Linux Mint 14, Cinnamon, is there a way to have icons automatically appear on the right side of the desktop as oppose to the left?
Short answer: Yes. Modify the desktop manager source code.
Long answer: No. It seems that stacking icons on the left is the universally accepted method.
Macs have used right justified icons on the desktop forever. Really, it should be a choice the same way we can have windows widgets any way we want them.
I can tell ya, after migrating to Linux after 20 years of using Macs I would sure prefer my desktop icons on the right.
i7 3770, 12GB of ram, 256GB SSD, 64GB SSD, 750GB HDD, 1TB HDD, Cinnamon.
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Re: Icons on right side of desktop

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InkKnife wrote: I can tell ya, after migrating to Linux after 20 years of using Macs I would sure prefer my desktop icons on the right.
I take it that modifying the source code yourself isn't an option.
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Re: Icons on right side of desktop

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TehGhodTrole wrote:
InkKnife wrote: I can tell ya, after migrating to Linux after 20 years of using Macs I would sure prefer my desktop icons on the right.
I take it that modifying the source code yourself isn't an option.
:lol:
Laser on. I'm an old pre-press monkey. I don't know source code from morris code. :?
Honestly I don't have a strong feeling about this. I just don't use the desktop like I used to. Files are easier to get to and work with in Nemo.
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