desktop items

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hndn, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. hndn macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi,
    I don't usually turn off my MB, only when I need to bring to school then it's off. Well, when turn it back on, the items on desktop are not in the same place, I have to rearrange them. Preferences are set.
    Any idea?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    #2
    That's not very illuminating.

    How many icons? What are they? Where are you putting them? Where do they end up after you Restart?

    Most icons on your Desktop should reappear in the same place you left them before shutting down. Some will revert to a "default" location, and there's nothing you can do about it. (at least not easily)

    See this thread
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=882026
     
  3. hndn thread starter macrumors regular

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    #3
    I tried the steps from the link above (Terminal), restarted, same old thing :)
    How can you set the items as manual, I mean, not by name, kind...
    My desktop are quite simple.
    Thanks.
     

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  4. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Show View Options (from Desktop/Finder) > Arrange By: [choose Snap to Grid or None] "None" is literal. It stays where you drop it. Snap to Grid lines up the icons. You might have to move them to get them to "snap" the first time. You can change the Grid spacing with the slider above. This will also affect whether icon names are on one line or two.
     
  5. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    #5
    I still don't know what "preferences are set" means...
     

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