Re: Locking icons position
Here's another solution for you.
This in effect renders your icon placement config file immutable.
sudo chattr +i ~/.config/xfce4/desktop/icons*
When you change resolution your icons will be shuffled around and will be out of place when your get back.
However, the changes will not have been written to disk.
To reload the desktop and the right placement, simply run 'xfdesktop --reload'. This can be conveniently made into a launcher.
To unlock the config, replace +i for -i in the first command.
husband@wife$ make sandwich
husband@wife$ sudo make sandwich