Desktop Icon Positons

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mashinhead, Aug 23, 2006.

  1. mashinhead macrumors 68030

    Oct 7, 2003
    this is for a switching friend. On a mac, the icons start at the top right, not left like pc, can you arrnage it so it starts on the top left?
  2. indigoflowAS macrumors 6502


    Oct 31, 2005
    Columbus, OH
    Not from anything I have seen, third-party app. or not. Your friend will learn to adapt...just like the window controls being on the top left :) . Maybe Leopard will have some customization in this area...but I believe that Apple will want to keep their icon arranging like it is.
  3. blodwyn macrumors 65816

    Jul 28, 2004
    Portland, Oregon
    You can't set it so they automatically start at the top left, but you can turn off the snap to grid option and then drag the icons to where you want them. CTRL-Click on the desktop > Show view options > uncheck the snap to grid checkbox.

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