Jørgen Walters, Editor / Informer Technologies, Inc. / August 09, 2013
This set of applications allows you to save the position of the icons on your desktop and restore it at any time. This is useful when you're using an app that changes the desktop resolution, thus messing up the layout of your icons.
These programs can help you with what you're intending to do:
Iconoid is a handy application that allows you to manage and arrange your icons in a simple and fun way. This easy to use program enables you to hide and show desktop icons dynamically, change text colors, remove the text backgrounds, save and restore icon positions, and quickly hide windows.
Shock Desktop is a desktop tool that enables user to arrange the existing icons and change their locations. The application allows setting different icons positions, saving them and recovering them later. Icons and labels can be hidden and shown. The program enables saving a given desktop icons location and restore it when calling the profile, even if they have changed their actual positions.
Enterra Icon Keeper is a program to save and restore the icon layout on your desktop. Each time the screen resolution changes, the icons in your desktop become disarranged. Enterra Icon Keeper eases the process of getting them back to their positions.
DesktopOk is an application that will help you deal with multiple resolution modes. It works by saving screen resolution modes, including the position of the icons on the desktop. The software is portable, which means it does not have to be installed.
The program lets you save and restore screen resolution, gamma settings and desktop icons position. New version released on January 3rd 2011 adds support for Windows 7 including 64-bit version. Download 64-bit version only if you have 64-bit version of Windows. The 64-bit version will not work on 32-bit Windows and 32-bit version will not work on 64-bit version of Windows.
Desksave is a small application that allows you to save the icon arrangement of your desktop, which makes it useful in case a screen resolution change messes up the position of your icons. The program is easy to use, indeed it doesn't require installation, you just have to unzip the downloadable file and execute the program.
If you switch resolutions a lot you’ve probably experienced the problem with Windows moving your icons around every time it switches to a lower resolution, such as when playing a video game or hooking up your laptop to an external display.With a little tweak that originally came from the resource kit, you can add a menu that will let you save and restore the desktop icon positions .
Restores screen resolution and desktop icons position. ScreenRes features : - Save current screen resolution as default - Restore resolution manually or in automatic mode - Save and restore desktop icons and their positions Restore resolution manually or in automatic mode. If Auto is enabled ScreenRes will check every 5 seconds if resolution has changed and will restore it if necessary.