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Is there a way to align desktop icons to (a vertical AND horizontal) grid. like in Windows for example.

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Right click on desktop, and check 'keep aligned'. This automatically snaps the icons to grid.

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  • o. i see. Are there any settings that align icons automatically? – Stann Mar 26 '11 at 15:18
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I wrote iconic to let you define a grid size to suit your needs. Additionally it will:

  • Allow you to move icons to any of three monitors
  • Not suffer the "lost icon syndrome" that occurs when monitors of multiple resolutions are used
  • Sort icons alphabetically, alphabetically with "Link to" prefix ignored, sort by modified date ascending or date descending
  • Allow different grid size (columns x rows) depending on monitor, EG more on 4K monitor than 2K monitor
  • Instant Test button for quick experimentation on column x row changes or reserved space changes for monitor left, top, right or bottom areas
  • Test button will last for x seconds defined by you, clear all windows before test and restore them after test
  • Bash script for easy modifications

You can get the script on github.

Here's the main screen:

iconic main menu.png

Visit the github page for iconic to see all the other screens, explanations and a copy of the script.

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