Can't re-arrange folders on my desktop

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by One Drop, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. One Drop, Jul 9, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2011

    One Drop macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2011
    Hi there,

    I messed around with shortcuts like "ctrl alt cmd 3", "ctrl alt cmd 4", "ctrl alt cmd 5" etc, and now all the folders on my desktop are stuck on the right hand side, and I can't move them freely where I want.
    I tried pressing these shortcuts again but couldn't get it back to normal...
    Any ideas?

    PS: I've seen other threads here about people who couldn't move, or delete folders etc. I actually can delete or move a folder into another one, but I just can't arrange them where I want them to be, they have to be on the right!

    Thanks in advance for your help!
  2. John T macrumors 68020

    John T

    Mar 18, 2006
  3. andalusia macrumors 68030


    Apr 10, 2009
    Manchester, UK
    Seems to me that you've done one of these....


    What you want to do is go into the Finder, then close all Finder windows. Go up to View>View Options (or Cmd-J)


    Then choose for it to Arrange by None.


  4. One Drop thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2011

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