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When I drag and drop an email to the Desktop it always moves to the top right (or the first free space near the top right). I want it to stay where I dropped it.

When I drag and drop a file from a Finder window to the desktop the file does drop where I place it.

This is with both Mojave and High Sierra and I do have "Sort by None" in the Desktop preferences.

How to I get Apple Mail to drop a message where I place it on the Desktop?

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I use the Desktop > Sort by ...

Snap to Grid option

and Mail stays where I placed it

The sort by name does what you observe.

  • I wish it was as simple as that. Snap to Grid doesn't change the behaviour I see. The problem is only for Mail messages. Files dragged to the desktop stay where I put them. – Gilby Dec 16 '18 at 9:36
  • @Gilby I was talking about Mail messages, they do stay where placed – Ruskes Dec 16 '18 at 16:06
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right click on the desktop and go to show view options. to do what you want to have, I did sort by none and stacks by none.

Show view options

  • Thanks for your comment. But not the answer. I suspect it is something to do with Apple Mail, not Desktop's settings. – Gilby Dec 16 '18 at 21:39
  • the issue is that @buskar and I are unable to recreate the issue you said. It works just fine with what the image says posted in my answer. – ankiiiiiii Dec 17 '18 at 8:01
  • I appreciate that you and @Buscar are unable to reproduce. And I do use the view option suggested. The issue is only with whole messages from Apple Mail. Attachments drop correctly. I will try some more. – Gilby Dec 17 '18 at 22:13
  • It I drag and drop a Mail message to another folder and then drag and drop to the Desktop: the message stays where I put it. The issue really is only dragging a message from Mail to Desktop. – Gilby Dec 17 '18 at 22:19

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