Originally Posted by rkelsen
My desktop icons are rearranging themselves whenever I change resolution and revert back. I like to play older games and tinker with things like Dosbox, ScummVM, etc. When I launch these programs in fullscreen mode, my icons will have moved when I exit back to xorg.
This happens in XFCE and KDE, and, despite an afternoon's hacking at the /etc/xorg.conf file, I have no clue as to what is causing it. I've tried specifying modes, specifying the size of the virtual desktop, and a few other things. Nothing seems to help.
It started happening when I switched from Slackware 12.0 to 13.1 and continues to occur under 13.37.
Has anyone seen this before? How did you solve it?
I have that happening too. Every time I play Unreal Tournament 2004 and exit the game back to Xfce desktop, all my icons are aligned on the left side of the screen.
But it was not happening initially after I installed Slackware 13.37 ( I've never used 13.1, skipped that version).
I suspect it might be the Nvidia driver, since I did two version upgrades and it started happening around that time.
I've given up on fixing it and created a script that copies the config files and reloads desktop
cp ~/.config/xfce4/desktop/icons.screen0.rc.bak ~/.config/xfce4/desktop/icons.screen0.rc
Quick double-click on it repositions icons to my custom setup.
If anyone finds a solution or better alternative to my script then please let us know.