Keeping Your Icons Straight
by Alan German
Do you ever
have a problem with on-screen icons shifting away from
their familiar and carefully arranged - locations?
You may, if you connect your computer to an external
display, television, or projector running at a different
resolution, or if you have a display that is capable of
pivoting between landscape and portrait orientations and
you use software to rotate the screens contents.
Moving all the icons back into their proper places can
take considerable time if you can remember what
the screen originally looked like! [Hint take a
screenshot of your current screen layout and save the
image, showing all your favourite applications and the
location of their icons, for future reference.] What you
need is software that will do the memory work and
undertake the revision process for you.
Enter IconRestorer. At its simplest, you just click on
the menu button labeled Save current desktop
layout. Then, when you want to restore the desktop,
the second menu button, labeled Restore last saved
desktop layout, will do the job.
theres more to the program than this. In
particular, multiple desktop layouts can be saved
and retrieved from a listing in the Layouts
tab. And, there are a couple of tabs-worth of
configurable options, plus choices of language and colour
IconRestorer quick, easy, and free!
Version 22.214.171.124 SR1
Originally published: April, 2013
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