icons on desktop

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by charisma, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. charisma macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2011
    For some reason. My icons are overlapping and some I can not click on. It can be a folder or a image or doc. I'm running Maverick.
  2. allthingsapple macrumors member

    Dec 27, 2013
    Try doing a Pram reset and a SMC reset. It should help.
  3. charisma thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2011
  4. charisma thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2011
    I just noticed, I have duplicate icons. One I can move and ones I can't.
  5. DmbShn41 macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2009
    PRAM reset = Shutdown Mac. Press Power button to turn on, and immediately press and hold down Command+Option+P+R. Hold these down until you hear the third chime. After the third chime, release all keys.

    SMC reset = This all depends on what type of Mac you have, and whether the battery is removable or not. I highly suggest you go to Apple's support page and search for SMC reset. There it will list detailed ways to perform this for the model specific Macs.

    Hopefully these help, if not, let us know and we'll try to help.
  6. BrettApple macrumors 65816


    Apr 3, 2010
    Heart of the midwest
    Have you tried simply right clicking and choosing "clean up" or any of the arrangement options? I have that happen when I use an external display and then go back to the smaller screen of my MacBook where the icons are all off.

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