Date Added:Jul. 10, 2015
Downloads Last Week:72
Product ranking:#29 in Desktop Customization
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seems to work
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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.
The file of this version, 3.61, is corrupt. Corrupt here at CNet, at Softpedia, and at the publisher's site, SoftwareOK.
Wait for version 3.62
Reply by ejmfoley on September 8, 2013
Turns out the corrupted file issue is between this particular version of DesktopOK and 7-Zip, at least on my computer. I amend my review of this version, 3.61, back to *****
all okay for me
I've got one dislike : when saving state the desktopok.ini changes position
Use to like this product
Junk installs that you do not need with current version
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
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.
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.
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.
This might have once been a good program but now it's adware.
- Small footprint
- Ability to scramble your icons to then test that the restore function is working
- Can store multiple desktop arrangements
No cons that I have found so far.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
An option to hooking into a context menu would be nice, but generally I have no complaints so far.
Excellent free utility, kudos and thanks to the Author.
Great product but your link doesn't work
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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.
Reply by petert2005 on July 21, 2013
Never use the CNET installer as it tries to add other stuff. The Direct downloads are always better and I refuse to use the CNET one. Annoys me when that is the only option but I just find the program on its official site
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|Publisher web site||http://www.softwareok.com|
|Release Date||July 10, 2015|
|Date Added||July 10, 2015|
|Operating Systems||Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8|
|Downloads Last Week||72|