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i set my icons to auto arrange by [some category like name]
when it arrange they are really spaced out enough to fit a whole column between the columns that it sets, so if i had 2 columns of icons, it spaced as if there were columns, only the middle doesnt have anything
when i set it no auto arrange, and align to grid, i find that i could just manually move each icon to a more compact spacing, (basically moving it to the column that was between the column that didnt exist)
does anyone know how to fix the column spacing? is there a file or setting i can do?

this has been driving me insane, everything is spaced out twice as much then is really needed

this was problem in panther and tiger
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lets see what you mean .I haven't had that problem in either tiger or panther

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I just tried to lessen the space .if you do not check off"keep arrange by", it will give you more room

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it has nothing to do with +- 1 pixel or here and there... my icons are spaced very very far apart horizontally, there obviously something wrong with my space. when it gets to my second column, i am already half way into the screen

i want to keep them auto arranged, i dont want to have to position each one.

someone please help
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tried an Apple search only found this, I doubt it will help but worth a try
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106893

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thanks, i tried that already and it didnt work
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I tried all sorts opf ways to ask Apple but the only ones that really come up go nowhere
I tried icon Spacing and these came up but again,not sure if it will help, good luck
http://search.info.apple.com/index.h...g_en&search=Go

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its bascially displays icons every other column, when it is on auto arrange
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try shrinking the size of the icons

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anything in the command + j menu doesnt help this problem

anyone else with ideas?
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ok, i found the soultion, delete com.apple.finder
something like that in the pref that was messing things up, now my icons are aligned beautifully
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Where is that file?
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alright, ive been trying to figure this out for a while now and i cant get it to work. i tried deleting the .plist file but that didnt work. i can only fit 6 icons horizontally when i should clearly be able to fit about 12. changing the icon size doesnt work either. does anyone know of a way to change the grid size?
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