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Every time I try to add a file or folder to my desktop, it goes into the extreme upper left hand corner where I can't do anything with it. If I try really hard, I can grab it, but it won't stay where I drop it. It goes right back up there.

I've tried everything to fix this, changing "arrange by", etc, but it won't stop. What is going on and how do I fix it?

Also, I recently made a guest account and deleted it, but I still have to type in my password when I turn on my MBP. Is there any way to get rid of the password requirement so it'll just start up like it used to?

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right click on desktop, show view options.

turn off "snap to grid" and arrange by name, or whatnot.

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I struggle with your first issue everyday. Many times, icons aren't clickable until I open finder and click them there. Then when I click once to select an icon, it exchanges place with another. Have found no way to fix this but seems like a bug.
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Click on your Desktop - you should now have Finder on the menu bar - go to View, then Show View Options at the bottom.

You'll now have a dialog box called Desktop. At the bottom of that, change Arrange By: to None

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right click on desktop, show view options.

turn off "snap to grid" and arrange by name, or whatnot.
Strangely enough, turning on snap to grid solved the problem. I usually have 0 items on my desktop anyway, but for the few times I do, this was getting annoying.

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