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Desktop Icon Cleanup?

KDE - Aug 28 2011
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Question:Is there a way to "clean up" the plasma desktop in KUbuntu 11.04? Specifically, is there a command to make the desktop icons automatically align and organize?

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 Hints for a cleaner desktop

 by Aiwendil on: Aug 31 2011
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Uhm...sorry, not sure what you mean. If you use the folder-view widget and want to organize the icons within it's partly possible. Right-Click some empty space, choose "Icons/Symbols" (sorry, German desktop...no clue how it is really called in English) ->"Sort icons/symbols" and the way you want to sort them. Furthermore "Icons/Symbols"->"Adjust to Grid" allows you to move icons only between specified grid postions, making it easy to give them a nice structure. There is also "Icons/Symbols"->"Lock Position" to make the moving of the icons impossible at all until they are unlocked again.

If you are looking for a way for something like "Arrange all selected icons horizontally", sorry, I'm not aware something like this exists (what doesn't meant it doesn't ;))

But if you talk about adjusting plasma widgets on the desktop it's a bit more complicated (at least I think so...if anyone knows a better/easier way to not create a huge mess with widgets I'm very interested in hearing it). If you right-click some empty space of the desktop and choose "Desktop Settings" from the context menu you should get a window for setting up the desktop (including the background image). Important here are the first lines...In case you locked your desktop widgets you can unlock them there. Once they are unlocked the Layout-dropdown should be editable. There you find different layouts for the desktop...For easy organization of widgets I suggest the grid-layout. With this one you can create, resize and move plasma widgets only within a grid.

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