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Windows 7: My Cool Desktop - little app to arrange desktop icons into shapes

22 Dec 2010   #1
crysper

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
My Cool Desktop - little app to arrange desktop icons into shapes

I made a free tool(for those who have more than 15 icons on desktop) to arrange your desktop icons into shapes like hearts, circles, stars and so on. It gives a bit of freshness to your desktop, icons arranged into a cute heart on a good wallpaper looks really nice.

You can set the height, width and position of the shape on the screen. It also have a function that saves and restores icons position, useful for those who change resolution a lot.

I attached some screenshots to see what I'm talking about.

Link to download My Cool Desktop

If you have any questions or suggestions feel free to share




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22 Dec 2010   #2
burtie

Vista/Windows 7
 
 

Thats pretty cool, fair play. I am one of those minimalist people who has nothing on his desktop. Still well cool utility though well done
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22 Dec 2010   #3
crysper

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks burtie

I forgot to tell, to make it work you need to disable Align to Grid and Auto-arrange manually. I haven't found yet a way to deactivate those options automatically(talking about registry), maybe someone from this forum can help me, i'll appreciate
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22 Dec 2010   #4
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

That is cool good job
Jerry
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22 Dec 2010   #5
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Looks interesting to me
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22 Dec 2010   #6
crysper

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks guys.

If anyone wants the pack of 50 shapes for free just give me a PM
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22 Dec 2010   #7
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Nice work. i use a dock but its a clever bit of programming
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26 Dec 2010   #8
crysper

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks boohbah, i put some time on the positioning engine

I'm thinking of making a plug-in or something to let user do his own shapes, if I have enough time.
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