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Author Topic: Desklock Startup  (Read 6868 times)

tvogtman

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Desklock Startup
« on: March 25, 2009, 11:11:46 AM »
I was wondering if there is a way to get desklock to automatically run when I start my computer up. I saved the .exe file, but as things are, I have to run it each time I restart.

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Re: Desklock Startup
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2009, 02:04:03 PM »
Win key + R, type (or copy and paste without the quotes) "shell:startup", create a shortcut to desklock.exe in that folder (startup folder).

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Re: Desklock Startup
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2009, 07:25:44 AM »
Thank you. It now runs at start up, but the icon doesn't appear in the system tray.

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Re: Desklock Startup
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2009, 09:16:16 AM »
That's odd. Did you by any chance change the icon behavior to "Always hide"? (right-click on the Taskbar, select "Properties", click on "Customize" tab)

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Re: Desklock Startup
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2009, 09:53:59 AM »
Still not showing up. >_<

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Re: Desklock Startup
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2009, 12:56:34 PM »
I ended up dragging Desklock to the system tray and then restarting. It seems to have worked. Thank you for all your help!

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Re: Desklock Startup
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2009, 06:57:16 PM »
 :Thmbsup:

You are welcome.

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Re: Desklock Startup
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2015, 08:59:07 PM »
I am using Desklock 1.2. Is there a way to retain the desk top placement of icons when restarting your computer? The custom placement of icons are lost. I would like to be able to keep the custom placement after rebooting.
Any suggestions?
Thanks,
Joe

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Re: Desklock Startup
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2015, 09:13:01 PM »
As I'm not a Desklock Startup user so i'm not too familiar with it, though i see the main thread (here) and the download (here).

But it looks like Desklock should just function to keep your icons from deviating from your custom position, not make them reset after rebooting..

I hope a desklock user can assist, but let me ask first, if you don't use desklock at all, are you saying that you can move the desktop icons around but when you reboot they reset to all being on the left hand side?  If so, does anyone know what could be doing that?
If you right-click on your desktop and choose the View menu, is "Auto-arrange" enabled, like so:
Screenshot - 11_18_2015 , 9_11_52 PM.png

if so, that could be the cause.