Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 183939
messy desktop after log in
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:26 EST
Description of problem:
When user log in, the icons on the desktop is untidy even though it has been
cleaned up in the previous session.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Created attachment 125627 [details]
a screenshot of my desktop
I'm seeing something like this too although on my desktop it's only the computer
and home direcory icons that appear in the wrong place.
They also appear always at the same place after login even after I fix their
position and reboot.
There is a fix in gnome cvs that might be related to this:
2006-03-03 Alexander Larsson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
measure text in nautilus_icon_canvas_item_get_text_rectangle to avoid
icons jumping around
I haven't verified atm.
Isn't this the same bug as this one #182495
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 182495 ***
Yes, I've been posting to that one and it's the exact same behaviour -- no
matter how much I move or realign my icons they will arrange themselves in their
own little special way on re-login.
I'm still seeing this in current Rawhide. Where exactly is the icon position
stored on the gnome desktop? I'd like to find out if it's the icon position data
on disk that is the problem or the interpretation of that data.
I believe in .gnome, .gnome2, .nautilus or .metacity... All hidden folders,
to see them.
Check in those, the positions are in XML files... I remember looking at them
myself at one time... (Those folders are hidden, that's why there's a "."
infront of them, and they're in the ~ directory)
The only file I found was in .nautilus and that one seemed to be stale (it was
from 2005 and the contents don't reflect my current desktop). I also checked the
gconf settings but I cannot find where the icon positions are hidden.
I found mine (current ones, too!) in .nautilus/metafiles:
[user@DellLin metafiles]$ ls