New request, perhaps not even possible presently....
Suppose Windows desktop.
Highlight a set of desktop items/icons. Say, horizontally. Three items. So, three across.
Given the three highlighted items, attach a number to each, serially, across, from left to right, padded with zeros (if requested by user), plus a space.
x, y, z --> 01 x, 02 y, 03 z
Is this possible by any means other than manually?
Suppose user has created a series of steps laid out on the desktop. A series of batch files, say, that requires executing in a very particular order. Or text files outlining steps that must be executed in a particular order.
User does not want to continue taking up the desktop space with the ordered set across said desktop. User would rather place all these into a folder, on desktop, or somewhere else.
If user simply places all these items into a folder, they will be rearranged by Windows, sorted, if you will. Critical arrangement that was shown on desktop will be lost.
Given the prepended number, sorting by name easily arranges as wanted.
Comments greatly appreciated.
p.s. -- This sort of issue points to a huge desktop problem. I would really, really like to see a permanent sort of desktop(s) that is very much like a physical white board. Arrange. Save. Leave. Create another. Arrange. Save. Leave. Backup. Etc., etc., etc. On the desktop(s) would be the usual assortment of files, icons, folders, shortcuts, etc.
Presently I don't think this is possible. Hugely needed!