desktop/kicker + icon placement

David Faure faure at
Tue Jun 28 09:28:38 BST 2005

On Tuesday 28 June 2005 10:23, Dirk Mueller wrote:
> On Tuesday 19 November 2024 14:05, Martin Koller wrote:
> > Does anything speak against simply not resizing the workarea in this cases

I thought we had fixed workarea problems, and that the new reason for the bug was
that lineupIcons isn't idempotent, i.e. any time lineupIcons is called, icons move (e.g. up)
instead of staying in place when they are grid-aligned already. 
(see my comment on

This used to be more visible when "line up icons" was a menuitem in itself, then you
could simply click it 3 times and see the icons move every time. Nowadays it's 
called automatically when "auto-lineup" is activated and something else happens - like
a workarea change -, so the bug is a bit more tricky to understand.

Add (if not already there) a lineupIcons DCOP call, and you should see that the bug
is mostly due to the lineupIcons algorithm (whose original author dropped out of KDE...)
Thanks a lot if you (Martin) can have a look at it; otherwise it's on my list, i.e.
I should have time to look at it around 2008.

David Faure, faure at, sponsored by Trolltech to work on KDE,
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