Desktop icons

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  1. brbac macrumors newbie

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    Hello

    I have a 2013 MB Pro 13" with the latest Mavricks. I have this problem since the first day i had it. Every time i drag an icon / folder on my desktop, it places it randomly on different location as i put it, sometimes half of the icon is out of the desktop limits. Its a minor problem but it is very annoying. I posted a screen shot as an example. Tried snap to grid and accours again. Tnxxx in advance.
     

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  2. pgiguere1 macrumors 68020

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    Snap to grid should have done the trick, this may be a bug.

    Try right-clicking on your desktop an clicking "Show View Options", then in the "Sort by:" dropdown, choose "Snap to grid".

    For some reason, this option appears to not be linked to the other "Snap to grid" when you right-click and go directly to the "Sort by" submenu, so this one may work.
     
  3. brbac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Tnx for reply :) did try that, but the problem still accours :(
     
  4. willgreene99 macrumors regular

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    Which Snap to grid did you select? The mouse right click or the menu option?
     

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  5. brbac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Tried both, first the mouse L click, than the other
     
  6. PicnicTutorials, Mar 4, 2014
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    PicnicTutorials macrumors 6502a

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    You may want to try just docking everything. And keeping your desktop totally clean. I love how pretty mine looks clutter free
     

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  7. willgreene99, Mar 4, 2014
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    willgreene99 macrumors regular

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    The mouse right click is only for the current session, I think. But the second image I posted, will be the default. Only one should be checked, either the first image or the second image. I went with the second option, rebooted and everything I create or drag to the desktop, gets shoved into alignment from where I originally dropped it.
     
  8. brbac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    tnxxx for advice and help, but the problem is still active, after all suggestions...its a bug for shire, but trying to find a way to fix it...:eek:
     
  9. brbac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    still looking for possible solution, help :confused:

    and tnxxx :)
     
  10. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Try a PRAm and SMC Reset"

    PRAM:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1379

    SMC:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3964

    After you've performed both steps separately ( Very Important)

    Then re-boot your Mac and on a blank area of the desktop, right click, and choose clean up by kind.

    If that works, post backs and I'll give you a script that will ensure it does it every time.
     
  11. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Use 'sort by name'. It works really well.
     

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  12. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    Yep, I have both options set to "sort by name" and it works for me.
     
  13. richard2 macrumors regular

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    Try the following:

    1. Copy the following text:

      Code:
      if [[ -f "${HOME}/Desktop/.DS_Store" ]]; then
          rm "${HOME}/Desktop/.DS_Store"
      fi
      
      defaults delete com.apple.finder DesktopViewSettings
      
      killall -HUP Finder
      
    2. Open Terminal.
    3. Paste the text and then press return.
     
  14. brbac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Tnx for help. Did all that, still the issue comes up. If i choose any sorting other than SNAP TO GRID, its ok, but i like to snap to grid most :)
     
  15. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Why not use sort by name? I did it for mine.
     

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