Re: [Nautilus-list] implementing a snap-to-grid for desktop...

On Wednesday, July 25, 2001, at 11:24  AM, Jamin Philip Gray wrote:

First of all, is there technical reasoning behind disallowing any of the
standard icon sorting methods available to the standard directory view
on the desktop such as "sort by date", "reverse order", etc.?

There's at least one reason. With a fixed size window, if you lay out in some sorted order, some icons can end up off screen. Once they are off screen, there's no reliable way to get them back. In some cases, you would never be able to get the icons back.

    -- Darin

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