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+PhotoMan+

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Oct 28, 2001, 1:50:42 PM10/28/01
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Hi folks - great group here! I'm looking for a small utility to remember my
desktop icon layout. I would like to simply be able to reset it to a
designated date or time. TIA

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Jackson

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> Hi folks - great group here! I'm looking for a small utility to remember
my
> desktop icon layout. I would like to simply be able to reset it to a
> designated date or time. TIA

WinTidy 95 can save and restore icon placings. I use it mainly after Safe
Mode shuffles my icons.
http://www.zdnet.com/pcmag/pctech/content/16/21/ut1621.001.html

John Corliss

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Oct 28, 2001, 7:10:51 PM10/28/01
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+PhotoMan+ wrote:

> Hi folks - great group here! I'm looking for a small utility to remember my
> desktop icon layout. I would like to simply be able to reset it to a
> designated date or time. TIA

Free from PC Magazine, WinTidy at:

http://www.pcmag.com/article/0,2997,s%253D1478%2526a%253D16802,00.asp

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DanN

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Oct 29, 2001, 1:56:51 AM10/29/01
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On Sun, 28 Oct 2001 12:50:42 -0600, "+PhotoMan+"
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| I'm looking for a small utility to remember my
| desktop icon layout. I would like to simply be able to reset it to a
| designated date or time.

Activicons - http://www.cursorarts.net/ca_aifw.html - allows you to
save and restore multiple icon layouts.

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Tyrune

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Oct 29, 2001, 1:03:33 PM10/29/01
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"+PhotoMan+" <photomanATwfecaDOTnet> wrote in message
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> Hi folks - great group here! I'm looking for a small utility to remember
my
> desktop icon layout. I would like to simply be able to reset it to a
> designated date or time. TIA
>

This is what I use, and I love it!
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http://www.pcnineoneone.com/tweaks/tweekz1k.html

http://www.pcnineoneone.com/tweaks/layout.zip

Save Desktop Icon Placement

Ever use Safe Mode? Ever use Safe Mode with a lot of desktop icons?
Bummer, huh? But there's a fix. Simply download Layout.zip and unzip it
into a temporary directory. Put layout.dll in \Windows\System (Windows
9x) or \Windows\System32 (NT4, Win2K) and merge layout.reg by
right-clicking the file and choosing Merge from the context menu.

What you'll get is two new entries on the context menu for desktop
system icons like My Computer and My Documents. These entries are Save
Desktop Icon Layout and Restore Desktop Icon Layout. So just
right-click My Computer, save your layout, and whenever you need to,
restore it just as easily. Don't forget to save them right away and
whenever you make a change.
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Dmitry Sokolov

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Oct 31, 2001, 1:30:40 AM10/31/01
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Hi,

> Hi folks - great group here! I'm looking for a small utility to remember my
> desktop icon layout. I would like to simply be able to reset it to a
> designated date or time. TIA

Look at the DesktopKeeper:
http://www.desktopkeeper.com
I can save desktop layout with the shortcuts and restore all at once.
Also it has two virtual desktops, wallpaper manager, windows manager etc.

Best wishes,
Dmitry Sokolov

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