Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Desktop
User Name
Linux - Desktop This forum is for the discussion of all Linux Software used in a desktop context.


  Search this Thread
Old 12-17-2009, 08:16 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Dec 2009
Posts: 7

Rep: Reputation: 0
Problems with desktop icons on Ubuntu 9.10 (gnome)

Ok so I've tried to solve this for days now, and I didn't imagine such a trivial problem could be so impossible.
So I'm dual booting Win 7 and Karmic Koala, and cause I do use them in a equal rate I'm using 1 ntfs partition as a storage drive for both Operating systems.
So I used pysdm to auto mount my storage partition at boot, and cause I use desktop icons (shortcut,links...whatever) I've linked some of my folders to the desktop via drag and drop and "link here" option.
My problems is that every time I reboot ubuntu those icons rearrange to some default position no matter where I put them on my desktop, and in some occasions they overlap.
So can pleas someone help cause I'm going mad here. I've posted on so many forums and no one seems to answer. By now if someone just told me that it can't be fixed, it would be great.
Shed some light!
Old 12-17-2009, 08:23 AM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Jan 2009
Location: Gordonsville-AKA Mayberry-Virginia
Distribution: PocketWriter/MinimalX
Posts: 5,087

Rep: Reputation: 338Reputation: 338Reputation: 338Reputation: 338
only gui option I know is right-click somewhere on desktop
and un-check "Keep Aligned"
Old 12-18-2009, 11:56 AM   #3
Registered: Jan 2009
Posts: 165

Rep: Reputation: 44
See if you have gconf-editor installed (if you don't, install it). Run it and look under apps/nautilus/icon_view or apps/nautilus/list_view. Maybe if you play with the options there you can stop gnome from rearranging your icons. On my system all the options are unchecked and I think it's what you want to have too.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
GNOME desktop problems on ubuntu nofear3829 Linux - Desktop 1 01-07-2008 09:55 PM
Problems adding icons to Gnome in Ubuntu 7.10 V!NCENT Linux - Software 4 01-06-2008 06:49 AM
Problems with KDE "No Name" Icons on the GNOME Desktop dizzi Linux - Software 1 12-05-2005 10:13 AM
problems in custom desktop icons in kde and gnome spyghost Linux - Software 0 01-25-2004 02:58 AM
Desktop icons problems with gnome Ether Mandriva 3 10-23-2003 03:29 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Desktop

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:14 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration