Desktop icons overlap/stack

Bug #1407381 reported by Muntasim Ul Haque on 2015-01-04
This bug affects 6 people
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Bug Description

Desktop icons overlap/stack, especially when any external storage, e.g. USB drive, is inserted into the computer. The USB drive's icon overlaps that of any other icon currently present on the desktop.
It was an old bug for GNOME and apparently, MATE hasn't fixed it yet.

Muntasim Ul Haque (tranjeeshan) wrote :
Martin Wimpress (flexiondotorg) wrote :

If you right click the desktop, have you got 'Keep Aligned' ticked on unticked? I can't reproduce this issue with the default option of 'Keep Aligned' enabled.

Changed in ubuntu-mate:
status: New → Incomplete
Andrew (andrewregan) wrote :

I noticed this bug in Ubuntu Mate 15.04 Beta 2. When using the MATE Tweak tool and toggling the Desktop icons, the new icons will overlap one another. I just tried this on my Ubuntu Mate 14.10 desktop and it doesn't seem to be happening.

Anton (an-lar) wrote :

I can reproduce that in 14.04. For me "Keep Aligned" works only in horizontal direction so I can make icons overlap others in the same column (see screenshot).

Anton (an-lar) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for ubuntu-mate because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in ubuntu-mate:
status: Incomplete → Expired
Muntasim Ul Haque (tranjeeshan) wrote :

This screenshot shows how inserting a removable drive overlaps another hard disk drive's icon.

Muntasim Ul Haque (tranjeeshan) wrote :

This screenshot shows, when I click on "Organise Desktop by Name", the overlapping icons get organised as it should be.

Muntasim Ul Haque (tranjeeshan) wrote :

Icons overlap despite "Keep Aligned" is checked in desktop right-click menu.

Ragnar Dunbar (zaroff) wrote :

One way to reproduce this bug:

- In 'Mate Tweak' tick "Show Desktop Icons" and 'Mounted Volumes' and none else

- begin with an empty Desktop, no volumes mounted and create a folder on the Desktop (keep aligned is ticked)

- right-click on the Desktop and select 'Organize Desktop by Name' (the folder will move to the top-left corner)

- mount a volume (internal partition or usb-drive) - the icons will overlap

Ragnar Dunbar (zaroff) on 2017-01-18
Changed in ubuntu-mate:
status: Expired → New

I can reproduce using the method describe is comment #3


Changed in ubuntu-mate:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
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