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Old 11-24-2004, 11:19 PM   #16
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Quote:
Originally posted by Present
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.
I tried your suggestion. It worked!

Thanks!
Dai
 
Old 11-24-2004, 11:29 PM   #17
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hehe, WOOT

i noticed that if i move an icon with auto icon unselected, and then select it, not only does it replace the one that got moved, it will move other icons a couple pixels. no big deal, lol just interesting.

i just changed desktop resolution (sax2-1280x800) and rebooted to see what would happen to icons and surprise: trash bin moved! haha. it seems to move when i change res and log out/in.

the fix above seems to still work fine after a res change though. could be a pain if you have to change res very often, but that's probably a rare case.

pres
 
Old 12-13-2004, 02:07 AM   #18
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I still have not solved the problem. I wonder if it has something to do with display resolution, however. What seems to happen, at least partially, is that the icons creep up the screen.
 
Old 12-28-2004, 05:52 PM   #19
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i have noticed that the icons creep the most when you change res or font sizes. otherwise they seem more "stationary" ;-)
 
Old 12-28-2004, 11:45 PM   #20
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for me, it happens whenever an icon is added or removed, as well as when the desktop initializes. it even happens if I turn off the icons and then turn them back on. it's as if they "jump" up a full row.
 
Old 01-03-2005, 01:11 PM   #21
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Same here...

I have the same problem and turning off 'Align-to-grid' doesn't help me at all. It actually doesn't mess with all of them when I turn it off (All of them get moved to the LEFT edge and contining from there when I log off with auto-align ON) - but still I would say that at 10 out of the 20+ icons on my desktop get moved. I am at 1280x1024 rez and not sure what to make of it or how to fix it. (It seems most of us have the problem but no one knows a true fix to this 'bug) ANyway hope someone thinks of a fix!


bc
 
Old 01-04-2005, 01:24 AM   #22
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~/.kde/share/config/kdeglobals
~/.kde/share/config/kdeglobals

follow the above steps.. if you dont like it you can change the grid size! yay. I really hate the KDE icon grid. i can get it close but not prefect. its the stupid vertical part. horx im great.

heres mine(the part that matters)
Code:
[DesktopIcons]
ActiveColor=169,156,255
ActiveEffect=togamma
ActiveSemiTransparent=false
ActiveValue=0.93
Animated=true
DefaultColor=144,128,248
DefaultEffect=none
DefaultSemiTransparent=false
DefaultValue=1
DisabledColor=34,202,0
DisabledEffect=togray
DisabledSemiTransparent=true
DisabledValue=1
DoublePixels=false
GridXSpacing=20
GridYSpacing=-20
Size=65
Dont forget backups!
 
Old 01-04-2005, 01:00 PM   #23
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Quote:
Originally posted by tardigrade
~/.kde/share/config/kdeglobals
~/.kde/share/config/kdeglobals

follow the above steps.. if you dont like it you can change the grid size! yay. I really hate the KDE icon grid. i can get it close but not prefect. its the stupid vertical part. horx im great.

heres mine(the part that matters)
Code:
[DesktopIcons]
ActiveColor=169,156,255
ActiveEffect=togamma
ActiveSemiTransparent=false
ActiveValue=0.93
Animated=true
DefaultColor=144,128,248
DefaultEffect=none
DefaultSemiTransparent=false
DefaultValue=1
DisabledColor=34,202,0
DisabledEffect=togray
DisabledSemiTransparent=true
DisabledValue=1
DoublePixels=false
GridXSpacing=20
GridYSpacing=-20
Size=65
Dont forget backups!
Not sure what your getting at.. maybe I missed something? Are you talking about the post at the top of this thread? And my Grid spacing value has an X value but no Y value. (My X value is 50).

bc
 
Old 01-05-2005, 06:18 PM   #24
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are you offering a smaller grid option? just like to be sure what my goal is before i start making backups... er wait, that might be a good idea regardless
 
Old 01-06-2005, 02:44 AM   #25
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yeah thats what i was going for... samller grid sizes. not the most organized post in the world. oops. i like 20 for my x. y doesnt seem to get any smaller so -20 sounded good. im sure that -20 is not a valid option. i think some people only have one variable there. i had two. I need to start sleeping then maybe my posts will make sense .)
 
Old 02-07-2005, 09:50 PM   #26
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Heres another thing that seems to be working for me. after your icons are in good places change the permissons on /home/jeff/.kde/share/apps/kdesktop/IconPositions to ready only. I havnt tested it out to much but it seems to do the trick. Make sure it still has read permissions just not write.
 
Old 02-11-2005, 10:11 PM   #27
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that might help keep the occasional guest user of your desktop (can't i just check my email real quick?) from making any changes to the desktop too (accidentally dragging icons instead of clicking etc, lol).

i enjoy letting other people use the computer, but sometimes have to rearrange afterwards.

i'll have to give it a try.
 
Old 02-27-2005, 08:34 PM   #28
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Unhappy

I have this same problem of KDE 3.3 and shifting icons. Except it seems to effect only newly created icons. Initially many desktop icons were shifting. So, I tried the "check/uncheck align to grid" approach. That seemed to stabilize the icons.

But then I deleted one, and added a new one. The result was that, on restarts, the new icon moves. I tried the same align to grid fix. No help. I've since added two additional icons. The three new ones now move on restart. I've yet to find a fix.

Very irritating, although it doesn't affect performance.
 
  


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