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Author Topic: IDEA: PROG TO REMEMBER DESKTOP ICON LAYOUT  (Read 5469 times)

trebllaw

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IDEA: PROG TO REMEMBER DESKTOP ICON LAYOUT
« on: July 02, 2008, 02:14:50 AM »
Hi.. This is my first time posting here..

I have a dilemma at our office. Basically we use Windows NT because of its flexibility in networking. Our IT department has locked down on installing software on our machines. On my desktop, I want to remove system icons like My Computer, Recycle Bin, My Documents and etc. Ive been searching the net as to how to hide them on NT Machines but to no avail. What I do now is I drag them as far as possible on one side of the screen (e.g. on the left side) so that it would be "hidden" but once i reboot, always show the system icons on the left side of screen..

Illustration:

        _____________
     *|                    |    << basically this square is my screen
     *|                    |         the "*" is my icons outside
       |                    |         the what i see on my screen
        ---------------

once i reboot

       _____________
      |*                  |    << this is the layout
      |*                  |         
      |                    |         
       ---------------

Can anyone of the coders code a tool that preserves the icon layout on my desktop and once i reboot restore the layout. I know there are some softwares out there that would do the tool but since i cant install anything on my machine i cant use them.

Thanks in advance

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Re: IDEA: PROG TO REMEMBER DESKTOP ICON LAYOUT
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2008, 03:06:47 AM »
So you need a tool you can run without installing?

You could try IconLayout. It doesn't require installing.

DeskSave has an optional portable mode, so you could install it at home and then transport it to your machine at work and use it there without installing.


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Re: IDEA: PROG TO REMEMBER DESKTOP ICON LAYOUT
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2008, 06:01:38 AM »
as you are using NT, give this a try: Icon Restore.

Icon Restore installs LAYOUT.DLL (along with the required registry entries) from Microsoft. Two new options are added to the pop up menu that opens when any Windows system icon (ex. My Computer) is right clicked. These options are "Save Desktop Icon Layout" and "Restore Desktop Icon Layout".

also here's a thread with links to similar programs.

http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=11209.0

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Re: IDEA: PROG TO REMEMBER DESKTOP ICON LAYOUT
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2008, 09:20:14 AM »
@app103 - thanks for the heads up. I will be trying IconLayout, the list view sounds interesting so that i could view the names of my icons. thanks again..

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Re: IDEA: PROG TO REMEMBER DESKTOP ICON LAYOUT
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2008, 05:13:36 AM »
another option: IconRestorer.

http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/8799/irfw1vi8.png
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http://freesoftland....et/iconrestorer.html


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Re: IDEA: PROG TO REMEMBER DESKTOP ICON LAYOUT
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2008, 10:22:16 AM »
http://www.y0himba.net/desk.jpg
IDEA: PROG TO REMEMBER DESKTOP ICON LAYOUT

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List layout using Iconlayout on Windows Vista.  Works perfectly and seems to actually enhance the options that Vista offers. 

Tip, to set the icon size, click on an empty spot on the desktop (for focus) then hold your alt key and scroll your mouse wheel up/down.
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Re: IDEA: PROG TO REMEMBER DESKTOP ICON LAYOUT
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2008, 03:49:54 PM »
Just to add my favorite program of this kind to the list:

Iconoid, http://www.sillysot.com/

It's SILLYWARE :).