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Gnome has "Keep Aligned", Windows "Rearrange Automatically"; can't find it in Unity. Is it perhaps because we're not intended to have icons in the desktop?

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Matthew, please say, where? Been looking for the switch or menu entry both in settings, dash and desktop to no avail. Thanks in advance. – Jorge M. Treviño May 4 '12 at 1:13
Mathew, I found the menu you mention. It's roght click on the desktop but it requires a triggering a reorg. What I'm looking for, if it exists, is somethings that reorganizes the icons as any enters or leaves the desktop; like i.e. when you plug an USB drive in or out. – Jorge M. Treviño May 4 '12 at 6:12

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