Desktop icons moving on reboot again

Using Manjaro xfce stable with current updates; new user.

Desktop icons, especially trashcan, are in new places on reboot. I place them; they move. I see this has been a problem on and off over the years, and I see it now Oct. 6 2020 with current software.

Ideas/fixes? Thanks.

Using also XFCE, but have no Problems here. Maybe because I save the Session at shutdown/reboot?

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Hi, this from the XFCE forum could help topic
Once you have the icons in the location that you want, execute the following command to make the icon config file read-only:

sudo chattr +i ~/.config/xfce4/desktop/icons*

This way, none of the changes will be saved/reverted and on every login, the icons should revert to their saved locations. If they are shuffled during operations, a simple “xfdesktop --reload” should reset them.

Note that if you want to permanently move icon locations, you will have to run:

sudo chattr -i ~/.config/xfce4/desktop/icons*

Thanks.

I do have automatically save session on logout checked. I have seen online posts where that was not enough for people.

I will look into other approaches, like the other posted reply. I do not think I could guess if the 2012 posts would be usable or destructive on today’s version of software, so it is careful going for me being new to this area…

Thank you. I saw those posts but being careful, as mentioned in other reply, “I do not think I could guess if the 2012 posts would be usable or destructive on today’s version of software, so it is careful going for me.”

I will try this out. Thank you.

See how this goes. Navigate to /home/‘username’/.config/xfce4/desktop/

Delete all the files other than the one which correctly defines the icon positions. You can determine which file defines the correct icon positions by counting the number of icons.

I guess this
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xfce#Desktop_icons_rearrange_themselves
is what @Hipster is referring to.
I had a similar issue several years ago.
Then I deleted all *.rc files but one.

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I had the same problem and I just solved it with the instructions in your link.

In the address book:
~/.config/xfce4/desktop/

I had 4 files and as expected they were in conflict.
Eliminate the ones that did not coincide with my current organization of icons, leaving only a single file and now the ghost that disorganized my icons is gone, when I return I know what to do XD

Well, seriously, everything is perfect now, thank you very much.