How to move Leopard screen icons?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by awsariti, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. awsariti macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2008
    I just upgraded to Leopard but for some reason I cannot "drag" and move the icons around the screen like I did with Tiger. When I drag an icon, a folder for example, it "snaps back" to its original position.

    What is going on? Any ideas?
  2. cherry su macrumors 65816

    cherry su

    Feb 28, 2008
    1. click desktop
    2. hit command+J
    3. in the "arrange by" field, change it to something other than "snap to grid"
  3. ziggyonice macrumors 68020


    Mar 12, 2006
    Rural America
    It's the View Options for the Finder.

    Go to the "View" menu, and choose "Show View Options". At the bottom of the window that opens, it'll say "Arrange by" and an option on how to organize the icons on your Desktop. Select "none" and you'll have the freedom to put them wherever you'd like.
  4. awsariti thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2008

    Yep, that did it. Had opened that up and fooled with it...but did not hit "none."

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