Turn off auto-arranje in the Desktop?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by LeandrodaFL, Sep 10, 2013.

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    LeandrodaFL

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    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.....
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    When you right click onto your Desktop in an empty area and select the SORT menu, what is checked there?

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    LeandrodaFL

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    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?
     
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    LeandrodaFL

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    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"
     
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    Partron22

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    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.
     

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