Macbook Pro (2008) Problem with Icons

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Ag3nt-Orang3, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. Ag3nt-Orang3 macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Hey Guys,

    So the icons on my desktop are messing up. Say I click on one it will select the one above it for some reason. If I click on an empty space about an inch below an icon it will select that icon.

    Is there a setting I messed with to cause this or how can I troubleshoot this?

  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    What Mac OS X version do you use?
    Does it also happen in another, even temporarily created, user account?
  3. Ag3nt-Orang3 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2009
    It says Mac OSX's the same OS that came with the computer so I want to say Snow Leopard?

    I haven't tried another profile.
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    First, did you try restarting your Mac? That solves a lot of minor problems. Also, right-click on the desktop and select Show View Options. What does it show for Icon Size and Grid Spacing?
  5. Ag3nt-Orang3 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Icons are set to 84x84 and the grid doesn't matter, I've set it low and high and it's the same thing. I also notice the top line of icons are halfway on desktop and halfway above Finder bar.

    This problem has occurred for a few months now, just now getting tired of it to be proactive about it. I've restarted multiple times.

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