Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 182495
Desktop icons do not maintain position between logins
Last modified: 2013-09-02 02:08:44 EDT
Description of problem:
The desktop icons are all over the place after logging back into my desktop.
Prior to logging out they were properly aligned and snapped to grid.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: Every time
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Login to desktop
2. Create more than the typical stock icons (I have 4 folders and 4 network shares)
3. Logout and select "Save session"
4. Log back into desktop
Icons are not aligned nor are they in the position I left them
Icons should be in the same position as when I logged out
Additional info: See screenshot attachments
Created attachment 125061 [details]
Created attachment 125062 [details]
After re-login (icons not aligned)
This is odd... I am seeing the same results except I'm using Fedora Core 5
(Please change dist. field: it's still occuring.)
It's very annoying, as my regular icons are OK. It's just the network and
media (CD-ROMs and my USB external HD w/ 4 partitions) that will move WAY
up/down, (The whole screen) or occasinally if I'm lucky they won't move at all
but rather swap positions with eachother.
I've also tried removing the Nautilus metadata files, so it regenerates the
XML files that define their positition, but still a no-go.
OK, I just realized you meant to click FC5T3 and not FC3T3 -- That nautilus
version and your screenshot (new fedora logo) gives it away..
Anyways, I've also noticed that when you hide a panel, the icons move
accordingly. Could this be the problem as I'm using 2 panels?
compustew: oops, you are right, clicked the wrong version when filing.
sorry to annoy again but devel is over -- The current release if Fedora Core 5
I just updated to Gnome 2.14, and the same occurs but worse. The icons go ALL
over the place now, not just rearrange themselves.
I havet his problem to. I've uploaded two screenshots. The first one is before I
log out, I've placed all icons like I like them:
After I logout and login again I have this state:
(Only the Home dir icon moves, the other documents I removed)
Yes -- For me all icons are OK (meaning they won't change positions) except the
network / removable storage ones, which are completely off the grid. They
usually move from the very top right of my desktop, where I place them, to the
bottom right or even the left.
*** Bug 183939 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 186836 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
i have a problem like this. Icons get rearranged after first login and home
folder moves down under the trash icon. I manually place home folder to its
proper position but after next login insists to move down again.
My home icon moves around... FC Bordeaux
[XXX@localhost ~]$ uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.16-1.2080_FC5 #1 Tue Mar 28 03:38:34 EST 2006
i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
[XXX@localhost ~]$ nautilus --version
Gnome nautilus 2.14.0
Workaround: Remove default home icon (for example with TweakUI) and manually add
an new launcher for your home-dir.
*** Bug 187446 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Where are the icon positions stored?
~/.metacity/metafiles doesn't exist on my machine.
The same problem here but I made some experiments and finally solved this
annoying thing temporarily. When I made larger space between the icons in
question the middle one just stopped moving after new logins.
this bug has been fixed in nautilus-2.14.1, please release that version of
nautilus as an update to Fedora Core 5
nautilus-2.14.1-1.fc5.1 from updates-testing fixes this bug
I wish I had read that (re: nautilus-2.14.1-1.fc5.1) before I got frustrated and
just set .nautilus/metafiles/x-nautilus-desktop:%2F%2F%2F.xml immutable. ;-)
sudo chattr +i .nautilus/metafiles/x-nautilus-desktop\:%2F%2F%2F.xml