Currently Being ModeratedApr 23, 2013 2:16 AM (in response to Linc Davis)
I share your frustration - I'm not entirely convinced the problem is consistent.
Anyway, this morning (having previously set view, sort, snap to grid) I opened my documents and found several folders "stacked".
Doing view, arrange by kind, then view, arrange by name got back to the default(?) display I had before I installed OSX 10.8.3
Arrange by name was checked but seems to have been ignored.
'snap to grid' appears to be able to uncheck itself - just by navigating through a number of folders.
The same symptom can occur by logging off and back on again.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 28, 2013 5:40 AM (in response to Linc Davis)
I have done a limited (i.e. not for very long) test in safe mode .... checking 'view sort by, snap to grid' whilst in safe mode and rebooting in safe mode resulted in that option being unchecked.
Prior to that I reset the "stacked folders" by my usual procedural fix - checking view by kind, then view by name.
No further problems were observed - the folders were laid out as expected with no icons "stacking over" each other.
I'm not sure that this is conclusive so I will repeat the safe mode test next time the folders "stack" by themselves to see if a safe-mode reboot followed by a normal mode reboot resolves anything.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 3, 2013 10:25 AM (in response to aafromwokingham)
The problem recurred - so far this is only in the 'documents' folder.
So, I set 'snap to grid' and rebooted in safe mode .... 'snap to grid' was unchecked when the machine rebooted.
The problem didn't reset itself.
So I resorted to my normal procedural fix which seems to last for "a while".
So, it seems (as you kindly suggested) 'safe mode' makes little to no difference.
Thank you for your suggestions so far.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 17, 2013 11:42 PM (in response to aafromwokingham)
Its been about a week since I did the "find ~....." and since doing this I have not seen the display error
I think that this means the problem has been fixed.
Many thanks Linc - I much appreciate it.