Setting the screen grid size

Tony Sivori TonySivori at
Thu Apr 16 12:34:05 UTC 2009

On Mon, 13 Apr 2009 17:57:30 -0400, John Desmond wrote:

> Tony Sivori wrote:
> > On Sun, 12 Apr 2009 14:48:18 -0400, John Desmond wrote:
>  > > How do you adjust the 'screen grid',
>  > >   so that if you have set the icon size to '22'
>  > >    (under 'System settings / Appearance / Icons / Advanced'),
>  > > and you click 'Automatically line up icons',
>  > >   it will distribute them evenly,
>  > >   not mash them together in clumps with wide gaps between ?
>> If you place the icons where you want them, then right click the
>> desktop and select icons > sort icons > align to grid, then you should
>> get what you want.
>> You may have to move a few icons by hand, if the automatic process sets
>> them in a grid spot adjacent to the one you wanted. Once you set them,
>> they should stay put, assuming you don't change video resolution.
> Unfortunately, that results in a total and abject fail
> The standard screen grid is 5 lines horizontally, 11 lines vertically. I
> would like to increase those numbers (ie, make a 'finer mesh' of the
> grid) to about 8 and 14.
> As I've already got 63 icons on my desktop, and plan to add more, going
> 'align to grid' produces 'heaps' of icons at some 'intersections'.
> 'Twould be nice if there were an 'undo' command to reverse your
> suggestion - as it is it seems as if I've now got a half-hour wasted
> trying to get my desktop back into order.

Sorry I made your problem worse. I thought you wanted to spread the icons
evenly across your desktop, not change the grid density.

Tony Sivori
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