Linux Mint messed up my folders arrangement on the desktop

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Linux Mint messed up my folders arrangement on the desktop

Post by name » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:23 am

After restarting Mint has messed up my Desktop folders and icons, which were grouped by subject. How can I restore the previous arrangement? Cinnamon desktop.
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Re: Linux Mint messed up my folders arrangement on the desktop

Post by Hoser Rob » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:59 am

It may default to auto arrange, try right clicking the desktop to see if there's a way to turn that off.

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Re: Linux Mint messed up my folders arrangement on the desktop

Post by name » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:25 am

So, anybody knows how to solve a problem?

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Re: Linux Mint messed up my folders arrangement on the desktop

Post by Pippin » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:17 am

On 18.3 Cinnamon this problem exists since I started using Mint.

When plugging in an external device, USB penn drive/HDD or telephone/SDcard, the icon will appear on top of another existing icon.
Icon's will sometimes rearrange... and so on.

Have not found a solution.
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Re: Linux Mint messed up my folders arrangement on the desktop

Post by name » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:44 am

So, any solution till now exists?

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Re: Linux Mint messed up my folders arrangement on the desktop

Post by RIH » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:55 am

Have you tried doing as Hoser Rob suggests??

Right mouse click on a space in the Desktop - Customize - turn off Auto Arrange.

Pippin,

Can't you just go to Desktop settings & turn off Mounted Drives so that they don't cause an issue??
Aspire-TC-705 Kernel: 4.15.0-47-generic x86_64 bits: 64
compiler: gcc v: 7.3.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.0.10
Distro: Linux Mint 19.1

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Re: Linux Mint messed up my folders arrangement on the desktop

Post by name » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:40 am

No such option at all (there is no "Customize" row).

But it isn't a question and matter is not in that

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Re: Linux Mint messed up my folders arrangement on the desktop

Post by RIH » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:51 am

Ah, you are not using Cinnamon 4 then??

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Re: Linux Mint messed up my folders arrangement on the desktop

Post by Pippin » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:12 pm

RIH wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:55 am
Pippin,

Can't you just go to Desktop settings & turn off Mounted Drives so that they don't cause an issue??
No, I like when it shows up.
And would like to arrange the icons, like I wrote then, it is still the case on 18.3 Cinnamon.
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