The fact that the gnome desktop seems to like to jumble icons over top of one another? This morning update manager offered me
Upgraded the following packages (Ubuntu 9.10):
gdm (2.28.1-0ubuntu2.1) to 2.28.1-0ubuntu2.2
xserver-common (2:1.6.4-2ubuntu4.2) to 2:1.6.4-2ubuntu4.3
xserver-xorg-core (2:1.6.4-2ubuntu4.2) to 2:1.6.4-2ubuntu4.3
which I installed. I downloaded several files to the desktop this afternoon and noticed that they were not slapped on top of one another as I have been used to seeing. I hope this annoying "feature" has been fixed for good.