Ubuntu 16.04 desktop icon position adjustment

Currently I have set my desktop to not Keep Aligned, is there a way to force Ubuntu to accept my positioning of the icon? If I have an apps icon with a long name, even with Keep Aligned off, Ubuntu won’t allow me to position the icon close to the border (in this case the icon name will go off the border, I’m not sure if it’s clear). In Windows desktop, I can position my icon anywhere I want, with the Keep Aligned off, is there anyway I can do the same with Ubuntu?