i'm gonna preface this by saying that i'm a new linux user, i joined circa 2 months ago, as such, i don't know too much about linux and its distros, but i've already got some tools like dconf and gconf-editor, gnome-tweaks, etc.
what i want to do is move the desktop icons so that they don't get overlayed by the taskbar.
in the following examples i represent the icon grid as a series of red squares.
i did google what to do, but the only things i could find were about icon spacing, scaling, taskbar icons, tl;dr i couldn't find anything fitting to what i want to do.
maybe it's not even possible to do that, but i have no idea.
also, on a sidenote that's unrelated to this: why is some basic funtionality, such as desktop icons not enabled by default?