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Nov 3, 2013 2:47 PM

I just migrated from Tiger to Leopard on my G5 with no real problems, except one:  The icons on my main window don't remember their locations.  Upon restart they're scattered randomly.  There must a be a settings file I can delete to solve this.

 

Thanks,

 

Trevor

PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8), G5
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,685 points)
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    Nov 3, 2013 3:09 PM (in response to trevorpsy)

    Hi, it may depend on wgere this Window is of... is it in your User Folder, or outside it?

  • seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,455 points)
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    Nov 3, 2013 3:17 PM (in response to trevorpsy)

    Does Top bar > View > Clean up, not work.  

  • seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,455 points)
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    Nov 3, 2013 4:15 PM (in response to trevorpsy)

    Sorry, I have amended this post to read as now shows.  I couldn't make clean up work either.

     

    Arrange the icons then immediately log out.  When you next go back into desk top, the icons should be where you left them and should remain there in future.

     

    Good luck.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,685 points)
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    Nov 4, 2013 10:42 AM (in response to trevorpsy)

    I had it work here after reboot, in that Window that opens, select one icon, the Seallect All, CMD+a, then Finder>View>View Options, select Arrange bt... None, deselect all & arrange them, does that work?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,685 points)
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    Nov 4, 2013 11:20 AM (in response to trevorpsy)

    Yeah, you can delete that .DS_Store file right in FaF.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,685 points)
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    Nov 4, 2013 12:38 PM (in response to trevorpsy)

    DS_Store (Desktop Services Store) is a proprietary format hidden file created by Apple Inc.'s Mac OS X operating system to store custom attributes of a folder...

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,685 points)
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    Nov 4, 2013 6:30 PM (in response to trevorpsy)

    Show Hidden Files 1.0...

     

    http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/29096/show-hidden-files

     

    Hidden Way is a toggle for hidden files view in Finder...

     

    http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/25716/hidden-way

     

    Show hidden files in OSX Finder

     

    Open the Terminal and type or copy/paste:

     

    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool true

     

    Reverting to the default of NOT showing hidden files:

     

    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool false

     

    *Restart or Force Quit Finder required to take effect.*

     

    http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/developer/hiddenfiles.html

     

    http://www.burobjorn.nl/blog/?p=96

     

    Finder Force Quit, or restart required to take effect.

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