DesktopOK

DesktopOK

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 35 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.02
  • Total Downloads:
    41,400
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 03, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    99.49KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    128
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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DesktopOK is a basic, compact program that lets you save and restore the positions of your desktop icons. It's nothing fancy, but if you frequently end up with a desktop full of scrambled icons, this program could make your life just a little bit easier.

The program's interface is basic, and although it's fairly easy to figure out by virtue of its lack of features, some tool tips for the buttons would have been nice, especially the "Punch the Icons" button, which rearranges all of the icons on the desktop, as we learned the hard way. Fortunately, we'd already used DesktopOK to save our icon layout and were able to restore it easily, but we'd have been pretty irritated if we'd clicked the Punch the Icons button first. Using DesktopOK is fairly straightforward: simply click the Save button to save the current arrangement of icons and Restore to fix them after they've become disorganized. You can save multiple icon arrangements and name them for reference. The program comes with a brief HTML Help file that opens in Internet Explorer, which is mildly annoying. Overall, DesktopOK certainly isn't sophisticated, but it is an easy-to-use tool for tidying up your desktop icons after they've gotten out of place. We like that it's small and portable, making it easy to keep handy on a thumb drive.

DesktopOK is free. It comes as a zip file and is accessible after extraction with no need to install. We recommend this program to all users.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"works as stated"

November 30, 2013  |  By cudles41

 |  Version: DesktopOK 3.61

Pros

seems to work

Cons

non so far

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3 stars

"*Incomplete*"

September 07, 2013  |  By ejmfoley

 |  Version: DesktopOK 3.61

Pros

Simple, effective program that restores your icons to the positions where you placed them on your desktop (when they occasionally get jumbled or reordered on a reboot.) Can save multiple desktop configurations.

Cons

The file of this version, 3.61, is corrupt. Corrupt here at CNet, at Softpedia, and at the publisher's site, SoftwareOK.

Summary

Wait for version 3.62

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5 stars

"I can't live with out it"

August 10, 2013  |  By mihaibarboi

 |  Version: DesktopOK 3.59

Pros

all okay for me

Cons

I've got one dislike : when saving state the desktopok.ini changes position

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1 stars

"Unzipping causes garbage applications to be installed"

June 11, 2013  |  By shelleymonaghan

 |  Version: DesktopOK 3.56

Pros

Use to like this product

Cons

Junk installs that you do not need with current version

Summary

This is the first time the upgrade installed junk programs on my computer. It took a while to uninstall the garbage that was installed with this program. People should be advised of the 'stuff' that will be installed if you want DesktopOK 3.56

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5 stars

"Works Well, Saves Headaches"

March 24, 2013  |  By richpasma

 |  Version: DesktopOK 3.51

Pros

Easy to use. Just a couple of clicks to save or update desktop icon locations.

Several options for saving desktops, by name, by resolution, and how many copies.

Several autosave options, by time, shutdown, & startup.

Icon hider function is nice. Activate it and your desktop icons are hidden until you do a mouse click. After the time period you select, 1 to 60 seconds they are hidden again.

Mouse cursor hider works like the icon, only it activates once you move the mouse.

There is a little more, but this is all I have used.

Cons

None with the software.

As with any freeware, carefully study your download options before making a slection or you will find new toolbars and/or adware. If you do find ads poping up with your browser after downloading something, it can almost always be eliminated by going to manage add-ins and disabling items you do not want.

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1 stars

"ADWARE, DO NOT DOWNLOAD"

March 17, 2013  |  By TheWyrm

 |  Version: DesktopOK 3.45

Pros

Functions, maybe?

Cons

It installs in German. There are no language options.
Installs toolbar, changes your homepage, installs chrome extension that pops up an ad every time you start chrome.

Summary

This might have once been a good program but now it's adware.

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5 stars

"Does just what it says it will, and does it well"

December 27, 2012  |  By rdodds_jr

 |  Version: DesktopOK 3.41

Pros

- Small footprint
- Ability to scramble your icons to then test that the restore function is working
- Can store multiple desktop arrangements

Cons

No cons that I have found so far.

Summary

I was having terrible problems with my desktop being scrambled when I would RDC in from various locations at work that had projectors with screen resolutions different from the resolution on my office computer. I was constantly having to rebuild my desktop arrangement, which was a waste of time.

With the product, I arranged my icons once, saved the arrangement, and now recreating my icon placement is a click or two. If I install a new product or change the pattern in any way, it takes only a couple of clicks to update DesktopOK to memorize the new arrangement.

Excellent product! (I am using it on Windows 7 64-bit)

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5 stars

"With Multiple Screen Displays GOTTA HAVE THIS!"

November 03, 2012  |  By Earth_Dweller

 |  Version: DesktopOK 3.37

Pros

I have 3 screens in front of me. I have my icons organized and have a visual memory as to where to find my selected icon when needed. For multiple reasons, like turning off my monitors to save energy, my icons get jumbled. NOW I can recover them. Also there is a feature that will HIDE you icons from view, until you simply click anywhere on an empty space on a screen. You may set the icons to stay on for up to 1 min or as short as 10 seconds then disappear again. You may turn this feature on or off. This program has great practicality.

Cons

When I first downloaded the program it was in German (Deutsche) There is a small little "flag icon" in the bottom left hand corner. Click on it and choose English to use this program in English.

Summary

Great Program, if you have a lot of Icons on your desktop, that you want in some order other than alphabetical. If your icons get scrambled up due to a power outage or you have turned your monitors off and and multiple monitors, it will save you hours over a years time.

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5 stars

"Works well, even with 64-bit Windows 7"

September 06, 2012  |  By dr_jon

 |  Version: DesktopOK 3.36

Pros

Very simple to use, it's a stand-alone program and makes a .ini file (in the same directory as the program) the first time you run it. (Hence it's better not to put the program on your desktop as you'll get the ini file too.)
Stores multiple historical position sets, so if you stuff something up without noticing you can go back further.
Moves new icons that weren't in the saved list if they are covered by another icon on the restore.
I'm currently preferring this to Desktop Restore, which is also good but uses up three slots in the desktop context menu, which is too many for me.

Cons

An option to hooking into a context menu would be nice, but generally I have no complaints so far.

Summary

Excellent free utility, kudos and thanks to the Author.

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4 stars

"Something is wrong with CNET installer for this product"

August 21, 2012  |  By KLMaginnis

 |  Version: DesktopOK 3.33

Pros

Great product but your link doesn't work

Cons

See above comment

Summary

I wonder if anyone will read this. I and other colleagues have used your CNET Installer link many times before to download DesktopOK, but now it gives usan error message and won't download. It appears that something needs fixing ... the Direct Download Link works fine.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.02
Version 4.02 includes updates of the language files and small adjustments.
General
Publisher Nenad Hrg
Publisher web site http://www.softwareok.com
Release Date February 03, 2015
Date Added February 03, 2015
Version 4.02
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows 2003, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 8, Windows Me
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 99.49KB
File Name DesktopOK.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 41,400
Downloads Last Week 128
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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