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brbac

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Mar 4, 2014
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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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pgiguere1

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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.
 

brbac

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Tnx for reply :) did try that, but the problem still accours :(
 

PicnicTutorials

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Dec 29, 2013
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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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willgreene99

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Dec 16, 2010
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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.
 
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brbac

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Mar 4, 2014
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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:
 

richard2

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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.
 

brbac

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Mar 4, 2014
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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.
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 :)