How can i fix this??? [desktop icon problem]

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by toruweber, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. toruweber macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    When my Mac is turned on for more than 1 day this happens:

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    Every icon goes down the screen and I can't even see the icons I had on the very bottom before. Clicking on them doesn't work. I have to click like 5 cm higher to open for example a folder.

    Does anyone know how I can fix this? It is very annoying.

    Here my specs:

    Mac OS X 10.7.5
    1.86 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    2 Go 1067 MHz DDR3

    Thank you for your help guys!
     
  2. DisplacedMic macrumors 65816

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    I'm sorry toruweber, but your icons are in another castle.:p

    are you hooking it up to an external monitor when this happens?
     
  3. toruweber, Feb 15, 2014
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    toruweber thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Haha, I want them back ^^

    Actually I am not.

    Edith: When I restart my mac it goes back to normal but I want to fix this for good.
     
  4. Meister Suspended

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    1. Try switching the resolution back and forth.

    2. Enjoy a OS reinstall ... :(
     
  5. Dweez macrumors 65816

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    Doing a reinstall of the OS for a gui problem? Get outta town!
     
  6. Meister Suspended

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    I had similar problems. Called apple. Told me to reinstall OS. It worked.
     
  7. Dweez macrumors 65816

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    Unacceptable! :)
     
  8. Meister, Feb 15, 2014
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    Call apple care. 99% of the time they tell you to reinstall the OS or make an appointment at the apple store.
    Might as well get Meister Care its free :D
     
  9. lagisibuk macrumors 6502

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    I dont know, if this way can help you.

    RIGHT CLICK on DESKTOP and then select "CLEAN UP BY" > "NAME". :rolleyes:
     
  10. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

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    This, or click anywhere on the desktop hit cmd-A, click view in the top menu bar and select clean up by-> name
     
  11. toruweber thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It reorganizes the icons but does not solve the problem. I think I'll back up my files and reinstall the OS.
     
  12. DisplacedMic macrumors 65816

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    strange. i was thinking monitor because sometimes that makes my windows go a bit wonky. you've got to be running something fullscreen that changes the resolution... so if it's not a monitor are you running a game, VM, or some other standalone program when this happens? or are they just at some point in time randomly rearranging themselves?
     
  13. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

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    Have you tried selecting arrange by ->name instead of cleanup

    Or hitting CMD+J(opens view options) on the desktop and set sort by to name
     
  14. Mike Boreham macrumors 65816

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    Running the full installer on top of the existing, without erasing, does not lose any data, settings or apps and often solves problems. get the full installer from MAS, circa 4Gb, not updates or combos.

    You may need to run Software Update for any apps which have been updated since the full installer, and hacks like Trim Enabler will need to be redone.
     

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