View Full Version : [SOLVED] Sort files on desktop like a folder?

February 17th, 2011, 05:34 PM
Is there a way to display files on the desktop as a folder. By that I mean having the same views as a folder: sorting as list, icons, compact... etc?

February 17th, 2011, 06:57 PM
Yes, look in /home/USERNAME/Desktop.

February 17th, 2011, 08:11 PM
You can click "Places" on the menu bar and select "Desktop", or in a terminal the location is

cd ~/Desktop/

Then sort to your heart's desire

February 17th, 2011, 08:21 PM
Look at this (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=841696) thread.

February 17th, 2011, 09:34 PM
Yes, you should go to your home folder in the places menu then click on desktop. Have fun sorting!

February 17th, 2011, 09:39 PM
Tiny misunderstanding here me thinks...

February 17th, 2011, 09:45 PM
Tiny misunderstanding here me thinks...

Heh yea, I definitely mis-understood the question until you posted your link (didn't even cross my mind that thats what the OP was aiming for).

February 17th, 2011, 10:27 PM
Thanks for the replies. Yes, I had a little trouble explaining what I wanted. Thanks for the link, I just read through the thread quickly and will give it a go shortly. :)

February 18th, 2011, 01:15 AM
If you right click the desktop you get a menu. If you select Organize Desktop by Name then all the icons on the desktop will re-arrange in alphabetical order. Is this what you are looking for?