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It appears my icons are appearing below my screen. This is part of a screenshot, but I cannot see it on my monitor:

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I am running Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon.

I changed the size of my panel, and now my desktop icons overflow to underneath the panel. How can I prevent this from happening?

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I want to be able to auto-sort it without it returning to being hidden.

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    Which desktop environment? Did you try moving the icon? Right click > sort by name or whatever? – terdon Jan 24 '14 at 19:17
  • Linux Mint 16. I can move the icon, but when I auto-sort, it goes right back to where it was. – Evorlor Jan 24 '14 at 19:27
  • Yes, I know it's Linux Mint, I'm asking about the desktop environment. Is it cinnamon, gnome, mate, kde, something else? – terdon Jan 24 '14 at 19:28
  • Oh, sorry. It is cinnamon. Based on Gnome 3 I believe. – Evorlor Jan 24 '14 at 19:29
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    And how did you change the sizeof the panel?I'm asking so I can reproduce your issue. – terdon Jan 24 '14 at 19:34
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me again. I found one method on Mint forums

Re: How to Resize desktop icons? Postby lexington523 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:13 pm

open file manager click the "edit" menu and then select "preferences" set the "icon view defaults" larger or smaller than 100% this will set all the icon sizes on your desktop at the same time.

This works. See forum:

After you resize Cinnamon re-orders the icons. If refresh doesn't work you can use "Organize desktop by name" and then drag them back to where you'd LIKE them to be.

There must be a config file some place with this kind of thing in it -- Yes??

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