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LeandrodaFL
Sep 10, 2013, 11:17 AM
Ok, so I like having auto -arranje ON when Im in the Finder, I put some photo on a folder an automatically it arranges/sort everything by name. However, I like my desktop not to have this. I like having my files i the specific order I put them in, and sometimes even overlapping if I want to. I want complete freedom on my DESKTOP! How do I set this?

BTW, when I say desktop, I mean the actuall dsektop you see with the dock. I still want for the documents to auto-arranje when Im viewng the Desktop Folder in a Finder windows, but only in this particular ocasion. Please help.....



simsaladimbamba
Sep 10, 2013, 11:21 AM
When you right click onto your Desktop in an empty area and select the SORT menu, what is checked there?

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/121037424/MR2/MR2_2013_06-09_screenshots/MR2ss_2013_09_10_pA1_FinderRightClickSortingBy.png

LeandrodaFL
Sep 10, 2013, 11:36 AM
When you right click onto your Desktop in an empty area and select the SORT menu, what is checked there?

Image (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/121037424/MR2/MR2_2013_06-09_screenshots/MR2ss_2013_09_10_pA1_FinderRightClickSortingBy.png)

If I check to none, items go messy. If I check to Name, items get auto arranjed. But this isnt exactly what I want, let me be more specific:

Once items not auto/locked arranjed, how do I quicly arrrange my desktot by name, but preserves the not obligatory autoarrange for new items?

LeandrodaFL
Sep 10, 2013, 12:05 PM
When you right click onto your Desktop in an empty area and select the SORT menu, what is checked there?

Image (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/121037424/MR2/MR2_2013_06-09_screenshots/MR2ss_2013_09_10_pA1_FinderRightClickSortingBy.png)

Ok, got it. I have to set "Arrange" to "None", and then when I want to arrange what I already have but not influenciate future documents, I set "clean up"

Partron22
Sep 10, 2013, 12:40 PM
If I check to none, items go messy.
I like my desktop messy, but you can make it a bit neater without auto arranging by checking the "Snap to Grid" option in that contextual menu. Be aware, it only affects an icon after you move it.