View Full Version : Have icons appear on left side of screen instead of right?

07-18-2008, 01:43 AM
Hi all,

You know when you plug an ipod into your mac or an external hdd, and the icon for it appears on the right side of the desktop?

How could I change it so things such as these appear on the left side, and really, change leopard to put all icons on the left side? The reason I ask is because I like having my contact list for adium on the right, but it blocks icons and such.


PS: I'm loving my new mbp with leopard, best computer decision I've made since building my own pc

07-18-2008, 02:00 AM
I looked into this when I first got my macbook but never found a way to get Mac OS X to create new icons on the left. Hopefully someone knows how!

07-22-2008, 08:11 PM
bump because I'd still like to know!

07-22-2008, 08:33 PM
An easy solution:

1) Make aliases of all the hard drive icons on your Macs desktop.

2) In Finders Prefs (General), turn off the corresponding drive icons for the desktop.

3) Move icon aliases to the left side of screen where they will stay.

I have done this for my 9 hard drives and 4 iPods to keep them in the order I want them.

07-23-2008, 08:45 AM
I'm assuming your asking because thats what your used to on Windows. I've always going from Windows to Mac is like going to one of those foreign countries where you drive on the opposite side of the road. Your (close minimize maximize) buttons are on the other side, your AIM messenger is on the other side, and so are all your icons.

Easiest thing, get used to it. I assume its going to happen every time you download something to your desktop. Really, it does not take that long to adapt.