View Full Version : [UbuntuGnome] How to disable icon grid snap

March 5th, 2018, 07:04 PM

I have a computer running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Gnome fallback Metacity, and the desktop icons can be moved wherever I want (just what I want). I am trying to set up another computer to get the same user interface, but my desktop icons are aligning to a grid. Could someone tell me how to disable the grid snap feature? Thanks so much, John

March 5th, 2018, 08:15 PM
Left, right and middle are the only choices these days.

UbuntuMate gives you full control and their WM is built on Metacity.

March 6th, 2018, 06:58 PM
It is simple after all! If you right-click at a free area of the desktop, you can check to keep the icons aligned or not. Next time you will get a more complicated question. Best wishes, John