My desktop arranges the icons after deleting a folder or file

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Ryan700, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. Ryan700 macrumors member

    Ryan700

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    #1
    When I delete a file on my desktop the icons fill up the space automatically so I don't have empty spaces. When I delete files on my wife's desktop in her account the icons don't move and I have empty spaces. I've tried "Keep arranged" but there is nothing there that works.
     
  2. pit29 macrumors 6502a

    pit29

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    #2
    With the Finder active but nothing selected, press Apple-J to change desktop options. Make sure "Arrange by" is none or grid.
     
  3. Ryan700 thread starter macrumors member

    Ryan700

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    #3
    I tried that but it didn't work. Good news though, I found out how to get what I wanted. With only the desktop active I tried Apple-J and clicked sort by Name and that did the trick.
     

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