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How can you drag thumnails around in Finder so that they can't overlap other thumbnails.

Even when "Snap To Grid" is set, thumbnails just snap on top of other ones. I don't quite know how this would even be useful.

What I'd like is the typical thing where as you drag it to a spot it opens a hole in the grid for it to be and everything to the right of it is shifted over

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You need to have either 'Sort by' or 'Arrange By' set to something, rather than just having Snap to Grid set.
Right-click in the folder but not on an icon to see the option, or Cmd ⌘ J

  • But then I can't move and rearrange the thumbnails, which was the whole reason I was trying to get this to work – user192873 Jul 20 '16 at 15:09
  • You are in an either/or situation, I'm afraid - hoping for an iOS -type solution which doesn't exist on any desktop, afaik. – Tetsujin Jul 20 '16 at 15:11

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