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Added Desktop Icons are moved when Puppy reboots (Solved)
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nvmos007

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PostPosted: Mon 28 Dec 2015, 03:38    Post subject:  Added Desktop Icons are moved when Puppy reboots (Solved)
Subject description: How to make them stay where I put them?
 

I have 3 icons on my desktop (out of a total of 24) which I have placed on the left hand side. When I reboot they appear on the right hand side of the desktop.
Is there a command to lock all my desktop icons in place?
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PostPosted: Mon 28 Dec 2015, 04:31    Post subject:  


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nvmos007

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PostPosted: Mon 28 Dec 2015, 14:40    Post subject: Shifting Icon Response  

Thanks for your response ebisu.
Could you please provide more detail on your suggestion.
I've attached before and after screen captures of my desktop-pre and post reboot.
I would like the icons to retain their pre-reboot setting.
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PostPosted: Mon 28 Dec 2015, 15:54    Post subject:  

nvmos007 Although this may be more complex than your immediate requirements, the effect is a sublime one! Perhaps worth bookmarking for future reference? Just look at those screenies! Shocked Nicons-V4 29/08/2015 by stemsee.
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=96741
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bigpup


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PostPosted: Mon 28 Dec 2015, 20:52    Post subject:  

You have to leave Trash icon on the right side of desktop.
Best at bottom right.
The Trash icon is used to set the grid pattern of the desktop.
Just have to live with that.

Now try moving other icons to locations you want and reboot.

You can right click on an icon and choose "remove item" to remove it from the desktop.
Not the trash icon. It has to stay on desktop.
If you ever send anything to trash and try to recover it, you will understand why.
Right clicking on trash icon brings up the option menu for trash.

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MochiMoppel


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PostPosted: Tue 29 Dec 2015, 01:14    Post subject:  

bigpup I think you mean the Lock icon, not the Trash icon. Trash can be moved anywhere.

nvmos007 Here is what happens:
On Puppy's default desktop you will find 3 icons on the right: Trash, Zip and Lock
While placing icons on the left side is easy because every screen starts at x=0 pixels, determining the right side of the screen is more complicated. Puppy has to check the screen resolution first and only then knows where to put these 3 right icons.

Since you may start your Puppy with different screen resolutions, Puppy does this check at every startup, but this check is very crude. It simply assumes that you want to keep Lock and some other icons always aligned at the right side. So it calculates the right edge of the screen, deducts 32 px and then changes the x value of the Lock icon (which is a smaller value since you moved the icon to the left) to the newly calculated value. Result: your Lock item shifts to the right. But here comes the worst part: It changes not only the x value of Lock, it changes all icons which happen to have the same x value.

Now take a close look at screenshot Desktop1.png: Icons Email, Avast and Lock line up vertically. They share the same x value, so they end up at the right side.

The easiest way to fix that: Remove the Lock icon.
If you don't want to do that you could deactivate Puppy's check and rename (or delete) the file /usr/sbin/fixPuppyPin
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nvmos007

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PostPosted: Tue 29 Dec 2015, 02:24    Post subject: Icon Placement  

I've got no problem with the Lock, Zip and Trash icons needing to be placed on the right side of the screen-somewhat pedantic compared to the flexibility inherent in the Windows operating system regarding desktop icon placement methodology.
I have a use for the lock icon and have customized its function accordingly.
I've attached a screen capture of my desktop as it is now setup and functioning consistently after reboot.
Thanks for everyone's assistance on this.
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