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okay so after digging around the net for a while ive decided to make a new thread and ask for some more help.. first .. id like to know how to arrange my dekstop icons by file type and not by name.. when i right click ont he desktop i get a small menu the only option i get is Clean up by name.. well thats just no good.. so how can change or add a new option that will do what i desire.. also .. ive been digging around trying to find desktop preferences i do not have this option under any menu and i can not use natualis to find it either by entering ///: preferences or preferences///: or whatever it is.. and or applications that way either.. the only sort of help i found suggested reinstalling the gnome-menu via a dep file and then typing in update-menus i have done this and still nothing.. so im stuck.. and not sure what to do next
    
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Right. Starting off. Let me boot into Fedora. Brb.
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Ok. I'm in.

As for your first problem, I dont think it can be done. Not with this edition of Gnome. Possibly in the next (in a couple months).

Second. What preference are you looking for?
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I remember reading somewhere on Ubuntu's form that they have something that locks the icons, that tool might also arrange them for you too, I'm not sure though. I never looked into it after that.
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Ok. I'm in.

As for your first problem, I dont think it can be done. Not with this edition of Gnome. Possibly in the next (in a couple months).

Second. What preference are you looking for?

gnome desktop preferences.. and that would suck if ya cant arrang by file type.. i guess thats a plus for windows.. you can arrange by name type date size and what not..
    
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I know KDE lets you do it. Not sure about Gnome (I "accidentely" erased my Ubuntu partition).
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