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Old 10-17-2005, 12:01 PM   #1
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Is there a KDE icon positioning utility?

In Windows, I have a program called "IconLock" (made by PGWorld or PCMag, I think) that saves the positions of the icons and allows me to restore those positions when another program moves them around.

This comes handy on Windows when you play a full-screen game that runs at a lower resolution than your desktop normally runs at. Windows often moves the icons into the upper-left corner. This utility easily puts them back in their proper place.

I like my icons on the edge of the screen, in groups. Web programs along the top, for example, database apps down the right side, office apps along the bottom, etc.

KDE tends to move things around upon subsequent logins. I do turn off Auto-Arrange and that helps some, but it isn't fool proof all the time.

Just wondering if there is such an app for KDE.

I'm running OPENSUSE 10.0, KDE 3.4.

Old 10-17-2005, 12:16 PM   #2
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If you use the "Align to grid" function it should work. KDE doesn't rearrange the icons even when a game is played at a lower resolution (at least not on my box).
Old 10-17-2005, 12:56 PM   #3
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Originally posted by Moloko
If you use the "Align to grid" function it should work. KDE doesn't rearrange the icons even when a game is played at a lower resolution (at least not on my box).
This might be specific to Fedora Core 4, but the icons arranged via the "Align to Grid" option still get moved around each time I log on to KDE 3.4.2. I initially align them on the right, in the middle so all my icons (four of them) are positioned in the middle of the right-hand side of the screen. The next time I log on, they are moved upwards to the top right edge, and since I have a taskbar on the top side of the screen, the top icon will be repositioned to the left of the second to top icon.

Not much of a problem - just a minor inconvenience. Still bothers me though.
Old 10-17-2005, 07:10 PM   #4
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Turning off align to grid only works 75% of the time (at best). This is a really annoying KDE bug that has haunted KDE users for years.

I wasn't saying linux games moves my icons around on KDE. I was just using an example that is analagous to Windows.

I was just wondering if there was such a utility that could be called, say, upon login... to put all the icons back into formation (prior saved configuration).


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