Is that really that much of a problem though? It seems to me that most people would come to recognize the icons on their desktops and know roughly where they are in reference to the view port. Even if a few icons overlap a little, they'll still be visible as separate entities, and can be picked out.

On Sun, Nov 30, 2008 at 3:02 PM, Tony Houghton <> wrote:
On Sun, 30 Nov 2008 14:44:23 -0600
"Alex Austin" <> wrote:

> Probably would have a similar effect, but why don't we just store panel icon
> positions as a floating value from 0-1 in each dimension? (0,0) would be
> icon centered on top-left corner of screen, (1,1) would be icon centered on
> bottom-right corner of screen. Am I off my rocker?

A problem I can foresee with that is that icons which are close to each
other at a high resolution might overlap at low resolutions because
their size is fixed.
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