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03 Jun 2011   #1
briandevlin

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
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This may seem a stupid question but after you arrange your desktop icons how can you save your layout? Every time i restart my comp they are all back in the old configuration. Your help will be much appreciated.




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03 Jun 2011   #2
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

The 64 bit shell messes up a lot of the icon saver programs. I wrote one years ago but since it's a 32 bit shell extension it doesn't work on 64 bit. I would try the freeware sites. Just search on Desktop Icon Restore or something of that nature.

I got fed up. My desktop has no icons at all. I use RocketDock and some other launchers and stacks. The only time I have an icon on the desktop is if I save a file there for a few minutes. It's gone pretty quickly.

I'm done fighting Auto Arrange!!

download.com or softpedia should have some free ones. Just make sure they are written for 64 bit.
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03 Jun 2011   #3
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

+1 milesahead,its objectdock for me
Stardock.com - Your Edge In Software
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03 Jun 2011   #4
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I have to vote for ObjectDock also.
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03 Jun 2011   #5
briandevlin

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks all for speedy reply, I'll try when I'm home.

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05 Jun 2011   #6
briandevlin

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks chaps, I've used the fences app it works great, does everyone thing I need. Just one thing though how can you make a single vertical line of icons, the least I can get is 2 lines of icons.

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