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I find it very annoying that the icons on the desktop are not aligned in a proper grid.
The icon sizes are not consistent and longer file names are shown on multiple lines, this is just plain ugly and annoying if I have many items on the desktop.

Also, the keep aligned option doesn't help to align horizontally. Is there a way to override this, to have same icon size and limit the file name shown so that it looks perfectly aligned ?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04.

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