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How to Avoid Icon Clumping

January 03, 2007 by
QuickTip: Mac OS X File Copying

When you drag multiple items from a folder or mounted network volume onto your Desktop, the icons often appear stacked on top of each other, like so:

To avoid this, try dragging them onto the Desktop icon in the sidebar of a Finder window, like this:

The items will then appear on your Desktop arranged in a nice and tidy grid.