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How come my icons pile up?
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Biggerfoot
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Nov 18, 2005, 04:45 PM
 
Since upgrading to 10.4.3, I noticed that all new icons, be it a CD/DVD, hard drives, New Folders, Downloads, etc, all pile up in the lower right hand corner, and will stack one on top of each other.

I have played with the view and finder preferences and that does not make a difference.

I tried repairing permissions, etc, but not luck.
     
voo
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Nov 18, 2005, 04:59 PM
 
This was going on well before .4.3 and its not related to permissions, I guess its just a feature.
     
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Nov 18, 2005, 06:03 PM
 
I have not had this problem before and it does not show up on my cloned 10.4.2 on another disk.

I just ran Disk Warrior and repaired permissions from the other disk and there was no luck.
     
Biggerfoot  (op)
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Nov 18, 2005, 07:58 PM
 
Okay, I tried to clean the DS_Store files with Cocktail and FinderCleaner without any luck.

I just checked my PowerBook with 10.4.3 with the same preferences checked and it is not doing it.
     
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Nov 18, 2005, 08:18 PM
 
It's the long awaited "piles" feature.
     
Biggerfoot  (op)
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Nov 19, 2005, 10:48 AM
 
It seems that changing the icons to a different size and then changing them back fixed it.
     
ink
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Nov 19, 2005, 10:04 PM
 
Thanks for that tip; it sure is annoying. Even Linux can manage to put icons on the desktop without doing that...
     
   
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