I've already read through some other threads from people with the same or similar issue as mine but have not come across a satisfactory solution. I have a lot of icons on my desktop. My disparate activities require this and I have had an efficient workflow with my arrangement. Folders and documents are arranged by categories and I also like to have an aesthetically pleasing design because it helps me focus. But yesterday, I pressed Option-Command-2 to bring up the iTunes eq. Except iTunes wasn't selected, the Finder was, and it completely destroyed my desktop arrangement when it automatically sorted everything by name. So I selected "Snap to Grid" and started putting things back. Except certain spaces would not take icons. And certain icons would always fly up to the top right corner. Deselecting "Snap to Grid" doesn't solve the problem because even though it allows me to put things where I want them, it's impossible for me to be precise enough to keep them lined up properly so I just end up with a big mess. If I try to put things in their approximate positions after turning off "Snap to Grid" and then turn it back on then everything gets thrown around all willy nilly. Why is it that I was able to arrange my icons with grid snap in the first place but I can't do it now? This is incredibly disruptive to my workflow and it's already slowing me down. What is the solution?