remembering desktop icon placement?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by BabaG, May 13, 2007.

  1. BabaG macrumors member

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    #1
    i have my desktop set up with the apps bar on the right and
    whenever i boot the machine the hard drive icons come up
    overlapped by the apps bar. every time i boot i have to drag
    the drive icons somewhere else on the screen. how can i get
    it to remember where i've placed them so they'll come up there
    on the next boot? one wrinkle, i have two video cards in the
    machine and am running four screens. the screen with the
    apps bar is not the main port of card one. the cinema display
    had to occupy that space. i forget why.

    thanks,
    BabaG
     
  2. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

    FJ218700

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    #2
    I suggest aliasing the drives into the dock and then selecting to hide the icons under finder preferenes.

    Don't know if the problem can be fixed easily otherwise.
     
  3. M@lew macrumors 68000

    M@lew

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    #3
    I think this was discussed a few threads down and the solution was a program. You have to pay for it though.
     
  4. Father Jack macrumors 68020

    Father Jack

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    #4
    Why not reposition the dock or add the hard drive icons to the dock leaving the desktop clear :confused:

    FJ
     
  5. BoughtAAPL@4.00 macrumors member

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  6. BabaG thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks BoughtAAPL@4.00. tried it and, although very slow, it seems to do
    exactly what i want. already too much stuff on the dock. no room to
    comfortably add four more drive icons so this seems a good way to go.

    thanks again,
    BabaG
     
  7. emptyCup macrumors 65816

    emptyCup

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    Position the mouse over the separator line in the Dock so that the cursor turns into a 2-headed arrow. Click and Drag to make the Dock small enough not to overlap the icons on the Desktop. Best wishes.
     

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