OS X Desktop Icon Placement Issue

So I was trying to lay out some icons on the desktop (OS X 10.5.8) and noticed a weird and frustrating issue/problem.

  • I clicked and dragged an item (using the Trackpad)
  • Moved it to a location I wanted to place it
  • I let go of the trackpad

Now we would all think the item would place itself where I had placed it or if auto-arrange is on, to the closest square in the grid. But oddly enough that didn’t happen. If anybody has an answer for me