I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 and a few days ago I switched to gnome3. Now I have still a few folders I'm using for everyday work on my desktop. I want to group them in specific areas of the desktop to reflect my working style ... but every time I log out and in again, all folders, icons etc. are grouped at the left border of the screen.
Is there some way to stop this (meaning: keep the icons in the places where I put them)? I tried the "keep aligned" switch in the desktop right-klick menu, but this didn't change anything. It only helped to align icons on a virtual grid. Then I did web searches in google and olso specifically in "ask ubuntu" but to no avail. The only question I found (April 2011) was unanswered.
Update: The question I'm referring to is one of several dealing with icons that end up being stacked one over the other. I didn't see any thread dealing with this problem.