KDE rearranges desktop icons
My single biggest frustration with KDE is that my desktop icons wander around. Every time the desktop initializes, a few of them move, and everything on the bottom half of the screen scoots up...this happens regardless of whether align-to-grid is on. This occurs even if I switch the desktop icons off and one while the system is up. Originally I thought it was a resolution problem, but I checked out my X settings and it seems that all is well. I also thought it could be a permissions problem--so I manually set everything in my home directory to be completely accessible by me and no one else. Still, no dice.
I'm using SimplyMEPIS 2004.04, but I've seen this on SuSE and Xandros as well. And it happens in both KDE 3.2 and 3.3.1 (which I'm currently running).
Does anyone have any ideas? It's almost enough to make me switch GUI's. Currently the only thing keeping me from Gnome is that KDE is a little better integrated. Although, since I use Firefox and Thunderbird, that integration isn't so critical for me.
Re: KDE rearranges desktop icons
I am having the same problem with KDS 3.3.2. It is so annoying. If you find a 'fix' let me know...!
Originally Posted by elempoimen
kde rearranges desktop icons
I think I have figured out the wandering icon problem.
Change the permissions on all of the desktop files.
su and password
chmod 666 *
Then, go to you desktop and shrink any loooooooooooooong icon names. For example, my new openoffice.org 1.9 write. That is too long. Shorten it to OOo writer. This is just an example. Shorten any long name. If you don't know how to do this, right click the icon and just change the name. Easy.
This worked for me. Let me know if works for you.