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Old 11-21-2004, 11:47 PM   #1
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KDE rearranges desktop icons


Ok, this is getting annoying. Running KDE 3.3.1 on Mepis (Debian unstable)...

Everytime I log off and back on, the desktop icons are rearranged. Is this a big deal? Well, not entirely...but it's a usability thing. What can I do to stop it.

I've tried saving the sessoin...no dice.

Thanks,
elem
 
Old 11-22-2004, 03:00 AM   #2
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When you find out, let me know :-)

It's a pain in the arse.
 
Old 11-22-2004, 08:18 AM   #3
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My sentiments, exactly.
 
Old 11-22-2004, 03:01 PM   #4
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It all started with 3.3 and here is one of the many bugs I found on bugs.kde.org
http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=91833
Hopefully this one gets resolved soon
 
Old 11-22-2004, 03:16 PM   #5
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Try this....

it is only a work-around, but a simple one. i have had the same problem on a Yoper installation (only installation i have using the new KDE).

1. Right-click desktop.
2. Icons
3. Make sure only "Align to Grid" is checked.
4. Organize all your icons how you like them.
5. Repeat steps 1-3 except UNSELECT "Align to Grid"
6. Log out and back in and see if it works.

the problem seems to be the alignment process. i select "Align to Grid", organize the desktop, then immediately turn it off. that solved it here.

hope it helps,
pres

edited:
i do like the new kde by the way though ;-)

Last edited by Present; 11-22-2004 at 03:18 PM.
 
Old 11-23-2004, 10:14 PM   #6
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Thanks for the tips. Nope, didn't work....although last time I rebooted things weren't *quite* as messed up...only my trash can was moved, so I guess we're gaining.
 
Old 11-23-2004, 10:31 PM   #7
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dumb question - inst mepis a bootable distro? or one that runs off the cd? if so, how can you store any changes? or am i thinking of knoppix?
 
Old 11-23-2004, 10:36 PM   #8
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Mepis is an installable live cd. I'd say that it easily gives Knoppix a run for it's money. Basically, it's meant to be used either way. It's a live cd *meant* to be installed, if desired. It's probably just about the best Debian distro out there. www.mepis.org It's worth your time...
 
Old 11-24-2004, 08:49 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by elempoimen
It's probably just about the best Debian distro out there. www.mepis.org It's worth your time...
you mean besides the original, right?
 
Old 11-24-2004, 10:05 AM   #10
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Well, yeah. This is certainly more userfriendly...and a whole heckuva lot quicker to install. You answer about 4 questions, then you're off...you can walk away. All the power of Debian...none of the work.
 
Old 11-24-2004, 10:42 AM   #11
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ahhh, very cool. hope you figure it out. i havent really noticed that but i'll keep an eye out for it.
 
Old 11-24-2004, 08:41 PM   #12
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hmm,

well all the computers i've installed kde 3.3 have moved the icons around until i unselected all the automatic icon options. then they stayed put.

i wonder if permissions might have gotten messed up in your home. that is the only other thing i can think of that might prevent you from writing so it takes old data to layout the desktop.

hmm, maybe a guru can help us here....
 
Old 11-24-2004, 08:46 PM   #13
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It's not old data. It's random data. There's no rhyme or reason to the layout. I only have limited success with deselecting the automatic options, as well.
 
Old 11-24-2004, 09:33 PM   #14
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hmm, i wonder if automated display settings might affect it? i noticed on my wife's notebook that all the icons will move a pixel or two when i move one of them after an icon size change.

have you tried to replicate the problem on different hardware or different installations? if you can find a way to replicate the problem consistently on any hardware etc, then you can help the developers greatly.
 
Old 11-24-2004, 10:38 PM   #15
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I'll see what I can come up with. I do believe that it has something to do with automatic settings, although I just can't seem to come up with anything consistent. It has happened to me on different versions of KDE (3.2 and 3.3.1) as well as different distros. (Mepis primarily, though.)
 
  


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