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  #16  
Old February 6th 10, 03:09 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
thanatoid
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ClueLess wrote in
:

On Wed, 3 Feb 2010 02:42:41 +0000 (UTC), thanatoid
wrote:

http://www.brothersoft.com/ezdesk-7419.html).


Tried it, it sucks.


Try icon_restore.exe

http://downloads.pcworld.com/pub/new.../desktop/icon_
restore.exe

It presents a right-click menu option on My Computer and
Recycle bin shortcuts to save and restore the icons on the
Desktop. Very good.


I've tried them all! They are all dysfunctional, have stupid
bloat, useless features, or are just too damn big or mess with
the system!

I'm surprised no-one has mentioned the PC utility whose name
escapes me at the moment!
Iconsaver rules OK!

OK?


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  #17  
Old February 6th 10, 03:09 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
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ClueLess wrote in
:

On Wed, 3 Feb 2010 02:42:41 +0000 (UTC), thanatoid
wrote:

http://www.brothersoft.com/ezdesk-7419.html).


Tried it, it sucks.


Try icon_restore.exe

http://downloads.pcworld.com/pub/new.../desktop/icon_
restore.exe

It presents a right-click menu option on My Computer and
Recycle bin shortcuts to save and restore the icons on the
Desktop. Very good.


I've tried them all! They are all dysfunctional, have stupid
bloat, useless features, or are just too damn big or mess with
the system!

I'm surprised no-one has mentioned the PC utility whose name
escapes me at the moment!
Iconsaver rules OK!

OK?


--
The arrows are faster than rodents!
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  #18  
Old February 7th 10, 05:27 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
J. P. Gilliver (John)
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In message , thanatoid
writes:
"J. P. Gilliver (John)" wrote in
:

In message ,
thanatoid writes:


SNIP

Ooh, who got out of bed the wrong side this morning?


My bed does not have a "right" side. They're all (all 4) wrong.
I should have never been born.


Oh, I know that, through long association in the '9x 'groups! Still, you
do occasionally cheer up (-:.

To do
what the OP wanted - i. e. keep desktop icons where they
have been put - I'd say both are fine; your iconsaver is
probably another such. (I've just looked at its homepage -
the "main features" list sounds identical to both of the
above, though I'm not sure what you'd need hotkeys or an
icon position editor for.)


You don't which is why I use the free version from 1998.
Still, these new features (WHY can't authors leave well enough
alone?) are nothing compared to the crap that comes with the
other programs we have been talking about.


I can't really see any such extras in EZdesk: it just has a save and
restore, per resolution, of icon positions. (OK, it has a "run" command
history, but I can't imagine that has much effect on its size.)

I've also found that the icons get shuffled unexpectedly a
lot less in XP than they did in '98 (even lite).


True, still no reason to use that demented product if you can
avoid it.


Remember where you're posting (-:

If I EVER manage to clean up my drive, I am installing Linux.

Although after ****ing around with XP for a month or so and
asking a few questions here and there (before almost everyone
plonked me), I have made it manageable and almost bearable.


It is indeed possible to make it so. (As for plonking you, no - like
Marvin the paranoid android, and before him Eeyore, ...)

Still annoying, but not as annoying as the way it comes out of
the box, which is nothing but "BOB 2".


Indeed. Not to mention how Vista and 7 look!
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  #19  
Old February 7th 10, 10:49 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
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"J. P. Gilliver (John)" wrote in
:

SNIP

True, still no reason to use that demented product if you
can avoid it.


Remember where you're posting (-:


Would you prefer me to reply to you in
it.discussioni.leggende.metropolitane?

If I EVER manage to clean up my drive, I am installing
Linux.

Although after ****ing around with XP for a month or so and
asking a few questions here and there (before almost
everyone plonked me), I have made it manageable and almost
bearable.


It is indeed possible to make it so. (As for plonking you,
no - like Marvin the paranoid android, and before him
Eeyore, ...)


I know YOU didn't, but quite a few of the morons in the XP
groups have.

Still annoying, but not as annoying as the way it comes out
of the box, which is nothing but "BOB 2".

Indeed. Not to mention how Vista and 7 look!



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  #20  
Old February 8th 10, 09:45 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
Tim Meddick
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I think the best (and cheapest) way, is to re-name your desktop icons, preceding each
name with a number - i.e. :

rename "My Computer" to "1 My Computer"
rename "My Documents" to "2 My Documents"
rename "CD Drive (D)" to "3 CD Drive (D)"
rename "Internet Explorer" to "4 Internet Explorer"
rename "Adobe Reader 9" to "5 Adobe Reader 9"

....so that the first icon on the screen corresponds to renaming it with a preceding
"1", the second with "2", etc.

Then, when they become "unstuck", as they so often do (hence all the apps to set
things straight), all you have to do is right-click on desktop Arrange Icons By
Name ...to get them back in the desired order!

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)




"Twayne" wrote in message
...
In ,
Leonard Grey typed:
There's nothing in Windows XP that can guarantee that a given icon
will stay in one place forever. There may be third-party software
that can do this, however. A web search will let you know.

You can prevent Windows XP from aligning icons along a grid;
right-click on the desktop, select Align Icons By remove the check
mark from Align to Grid.
---
Leonard Grey
Errare humanum est

fred wrote:
Is the some way to place an Icon on the desktop & have it stay at
the position? Perhaps , put Icons in groups, (games) , (web search),
(photoshops), etc? As it is, the icons display in haphazard order & never, over
time,
Stay put. Thanks


Unticking auto-arrange and align icons to grid are two ways to come very close.
Unless you change some desktop property like resolution etc., they will stay put.


HTH,

Twayne



  #21  
Old February 8th 10, 09:45 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
Tim Meddick
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I think the best (and cheapest) way, is to re-name your desktop icons, preceding each
name with a number - i.e. :

rename "My Computer" to "1 My Computer"
rename "My Documents" to "2 My Documents"
rename "CD Drive (D)" to "3 CD Drive (D)"
rename "Internet Explorer" to "4 Internet Explorer"
rename "Adobe Reader 9" to "5 Adobe Reader 9"

....so that the first icon on the screen corresponds to renaming it with a preceding
"1", the second with "2", etc.

Then, when they become "unstuck", as they so often do (hence all the apps to set
things straight), all you have to do is right-click on desktop Arrange Icons By
Name ...to get them back in the desired order!

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)




"Twayne" wrote in message
...
In ,
Leonard Grey typed:
There's nothing in Windows XP that can guarantee that a given icon
will stay in one place forever. There may be third-party software
that can do this, however. A web search will let you know.

You can prevent Windows XP from aligning icons along a grid;
right-click on the desktop, select Align Icons By remove the check
mark from Align to Grid.
---
Leonard Grey
Errare humanum est

fred wrote:
Is the some way to place an Icon on the desktop & have it stay at
the position? Perhaps , put Icons in groups, (games) , (web search),
(photoshops), etc? As it is, the icons display in haphazard order & never, over
time,
Stay put. Thanks


Unticking auto-arrange and align icons to grid are two ways to come very close.
Unless you change some desktop property like resolution etc., they will stay put.


HTH,

Twayne



  #22  
Old February 9th 10, 02:01 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
thanatoid
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"Tim Meddick" wrote in
:

I think the best (and cheapest) way, is to re-name your
desktop icons, preceding each name with a number - i.e. :

rename "My Computer" to "1 My Computer"
rename "My Documents" to "2 My Documents"
rename "CD Drive (D)" to "3 CD Drive (D)"
rename "Internet Explorer" to "4 Internet Explorer"


So far, tolerable, although may add an extra line not to mention
ugly numericals...

rename "Adobe Reader 9" to "5 Adobe Reader 9"


AUUGH!!! What if for some reason you need TWO versions of the
same program?

2.1 Word 4
2.2 Word 7

???

AAAAUUUUUUUGH!!!!!!!!!

...so that the first icon on the screen corresponds to
renaming it with a preceding "1", the second with "2", etc.

Then, when they become "unstuck", as they so often do
(hence all the apps to set things straight), all you have
to do is right-click on desktop Arrange Icons By Name
...to get them back in the desired order!


Not a bad idea aside from the aesthetic aspect, but it won't
work if you have the icons scattered all over in logical groups
related to program type, use, frequency of use, etc. - as at
least one person I know does.

All other people's computers I have personally seen have the
default Windows color scheme and the default Windows icons in
the default 'vertical line on the left' order.

And I am the only person I know (correction, a couple of weeks
ago someone mentioned they had the same - but that's the first
/ever/) who has the taskbar vertically on the left (which has
nothing to do with the vertical line of icons on the left I just
mentioned, since, as I already mentioned, I mentioned I have
them in groups in various places all over the desktop. Did I
mention that?

(Sorry... I am involved in a mind-numbing session with a moron
in another group...


--
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  #23  
Old February 9th 10, 02:01 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
thanatoid
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"Tim Meddick" wrote in
:

I think the best (and cheapest) way, is to re-name your
desktop icons, preceding each name with a number - i.e. :

rename "My Computer" to "1 My Computer"
rename "My Documents" to "2 My Documents"
rename "CD Drive (D)" to "3 CD Drive (D)"
rename "Internet Explorer" to "4 Internet Explorer"


So far, tolerable, although may add an extra line not to mention
ugly numericals...

rename "Adobe Reader 9" to "5 Adobe Reader 9"


AUUGH!!! What if for some reason you need TWO versions of the
same program?

2.1 Word 4
2.2 Word 7

???

AAAAUUUUUUUGH!!!!!!!!!

...so that the first icon on the screen corresponds to
renaming it with a preceding "1", the second with "2", etc.

Then, when they become "unstuck", as they so often do
(hence all the apps to set things straight), all you have
to do is right-click on desktop Arrange Icons By Name
...to get them back in the desired order!


Not a bad idea aside from the aesthetic aspect, but it won't
work if you have the icons scattered all over in logical groups
related to program type, use, frequency of use, etc. - as at
least one person I know does.

All other people's computers I have personally seen have the
default Windows color scheme and the default Windows icons in
the default 'vertical line on the left' order.

And I am the only person I know (correction, a couple of weeks
ago someone mentioned they had the same - but that's the first
/ever/) who has the taskbar vertically on the left (which has
nothing to do with the vertical line of icons on the left I just
mentioned, since, as I already mentioned, I mentioned I have
them in groups in various places all over the desktop. Did I
mention that?

(Sorry... I am involved in a mind-numbing session with a moron
in another group...


--
The arrows are faster than rodents!
- t.
  #24  
Old February 9th 10, 08:43 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
Tim Meddick
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You could also be creative with renaming your desktop icons with *names* that begin
with letters that perform the same result as using the numbered solution...

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)




"thanatoid" wrote in message
...
"Tim Meddick" wrote in
:

I think the best (and cheapest) way, is to re-name your
desktop icons, preceding each name with a number - i.e. :

rename "My Computer" to "1 My Computer"
rename "My Documents" to "2 My Documents"
rename "CD Drive (D)" to "3 CD Drive (D)"
rename "Internet Explorer" to "4 Internet Explorer"


So far, tolerable, although may add an extra line not to mention
ugly numericals...

rename "Adobe Reader 9" to "5 Adobe Reader 9"


AUUGH!!! What if for some reason you need TWO versions of the
same program?

2.1 Word 4
2.2 Word 7

???

AAAAUUUUUUUGH!!!!!!!!!

...so that the first icon on the screen corresponds to
renaming it with a preceding "1", the second with "2", etc.

Then, when they become "unstuck", as they so often do
(hence all the apps to set things straight), all you have
to do is right-click on desktop Arrange Icons By Name
...to get them back in the desired order!


Not a bad idea aside from the aesthetic aspect, but it won't
work if you have the icons scattered all over in logical groups
related to program type, use, frequency of use, etc. - as at
least one person I know does.

All other people's computers I have personally seen have the
default Windows color scheme and the default Windows icons in
the default 'vertical line on the left' order.

And I am the only person I know (correction, a couple of weeks
ago someone mentioned they had the same - but that's the first
/ever/) who has the taskbar vertically on the left (which has
nothing to do with the vertical line of icons on the left I just
mentioned, since, as I already mentioned, I mentioned I have
them in groups in various places all over the desktop. Did I
mention that?

(Sorry... I am involved in a mind-numbing session with a moron
in another group...


--
The arrows are faster than rodents!
- t.


  #25  
Old February 9th 10, 08:43 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
Tim Meddick
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Posts: 1,995
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You could also be creative with renaming your desktop icons with *names* that begin
with letters that perform the same result as using the numbered solution...

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)




"thanatoid" wrote in message
...
"Tim Meddick" wrote in
:

I think the best (and cheapest) way, is to re-name your
desktop icons, preceding each name with a number - i.e. :

rename "My Computer" to "1 My Computer"
rename "My Documents" to "2 My Documents"
rename "CD Drive (D)" to "3 CD Drive (D)"
rename "Internet Explorer" to "4 Internet Explorer"


So far, tolerable, although may add an extra line not to mention
ugly numericals...

rename "Adobe Reader 9" to "5 Adobe Reader 9"


AUUGH!!! What if for some reason you need TWO versions of the
same program?

2.1 Word 4
2.2 Word 7

???

AAAAUUUUUUUGH!!!!!!!!!

...so that the first icon on the screen corresponds to
renaming it with a preceding "1", the second with "2", etc.

Then, when they become "unstuck", as they so often do
(hence all the apps to set things straight), all you have
to do is right-click on desktop Arrange Icons By Name
...to get them back in the desired order!


Not a bad idea aside from the aesthetic aspect, but it won't
work if you have the icons scattered all over in logical groups
related to program type, use, frequency of use, etc. - as at
least one person I know does.

All other people's computers I have personally seen have the
default Windows color scheme and the default Windows icons in
the default 'vertical line on the left' order.

And I am the only person I know (correction, a couple of weeks
ago someone mentioned they had the same - but that's the first
/ever/) who has the taskbar vertically on the left (which has
nothing to do with the vertical line of icons on the left I just
mentioned, since, as I already mentioned, I mentioned I have
them in groups in various places all over the desktop. Did I
mention that?

(Sorry... I am involved in a mind-numbing session with a moron
in another group...


--
The arrows are faster than rodents!
- t.


  #26  
Old February 9th 10, 09:08 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
Leonard Grey[_3_]
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You mean something like this:

music

"A," you're adorable, "B," you're so beautiful,
"C," you're a cutie full of charms.
"D," you're a darling and "E," you're exciting
And "F," you're a feather in my arms.
"G," you look good to me, "H," you're so heavenly,
"I," you're the one I idolize.
"J," we're like Jack and Jill, "K," you're so kissable,
"L," is the lovelight in your eyes.

"M," "N," "O," "P," I could go on all day.
"Q," "R," "S," "T," alphabetically speaking, you're OK.

U," made my life complete, "V," means you're very sweet,
Double-"U" "X" "Y" "Zee."
It's fun to wander through the alphabet with you
To tell you what you mean to me.

/music
---
Leonard Grey
Errare humanum est

Tim Meddick wrote:
You could also be creative with renaming your desktop icons with *names*
that begin with letters that perform the same result as using the
numbered solution...

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)




"thanatoid" wrote in message
...
"Tim Meddick" wrote in
:

I think the best (and cheapest) way, is to re-name your
desktop icons, preceding each name with a number - i.e. :

rename "My Computer" to "1 My Computer"
rename "My Documents" to "2 My Documents"
rename "CD Drive (D)" to "3 CD Drive (D)"
rename "Internet Explorer" to "4 Internet Explorer"


So far, tolerable, although may add an extra line not to mention
ugly numericals...

rename "Adobe Reader 9" to "5 Adobe Reader 9"


AUUGH!!! What if for some reason you need TWO versions of the
same program?

2.1 Word 4
2.2 Word 7

???

AAAAUUUUUUUGH!!!!!!!!!

...so that the first icon on the screen corresponds to
renaming it with a preceding "1", the second with "2", etc.

Then, when they become "unstuck", as they so often do
(hence all the apps to set things straight), all you have
to do is right-click on desktop Arrange Icons By Name
...to get them back in the desired order!


Not a bad idea aside from the aesthetic aspect, but it won't
work if you have the icons scattered all over in logical groups
related to program type, use, frequency of use, etc. - as at
least one person I know does.

All other people's computers I have personally seen have the
default Windows color scheme and the default Windows icons in
the default 'vertical line on the left' order.

And I am the only person I know (correction, a couple of weeks
ago someone mentioned they had the same - but that's the first
/ever/) who has the taskbar vertically on the left (which has
nothing to do with the vertical line of icons on the left I just
mentioned, since, as I already mentioned, I mentioned I have
them in groups in various places all over the desktop. Did I
mention that?

(Sorry... I am involved in a mind-numbing session with a moron
in another group...


--
The arrows are faster than rodents!
- t.


  #27  
Old February 9th 10, 09:08 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
Leonard Grey[_3_]
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Posts: 3,048
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You mean something like this:

music

"A," you're adorable, "B," you're so beautiful,
"C," you're a cutie full of charms.
"D," you're a darling and "E," you're exciting
And "F," you're a feather in my arms.
"G," you look good to me, "H," you're so heavenly,
"I," you're the one I idolize.
"J," we're like Jack and Jill, "K," you're so kissable,
"L," is the lovelight in your eyes.

"M," "N," "O," "P," I could go on all day.
"Q," "R," "S," "T," alphabetically speaking, you're OK.

U," made my life complete, "V," means you're very sweet,
Double-"U" "X" "Y" "Zee."
It's fun to wander through the alphabet with you
To tell you what you mean to me.

/music
---
Leonard Grey
Errare humanum est

Tim Meddick wrote:
You could also be creative with renaming your desktop icons with *names*
that begin with letters that perform the same result as using the
numbered solution...

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)




"thanatoid" wrote in message
...
"Tim Meddick" wrote in
:

I think the best (and cheapest) way, is to re-name your
desktop icons, preceding each name with a number - i.e. :

rename "My Computer" to "1 My Computer"
rename "My Documents" to "2 My Documents"
rename "CD Drive (D)" to "3 CD Drive (D)"
rename "Internet Explorer" to "4 Internet Explorer"


So far, tolerable, although may add an extra line not to mention
ugly numericals...

rename "Adobe Reader 9" to "5 Adobe Reader 9"


AUUGH!!! What if for some reason you need TWO versions of the
same program?

2.1 Word 4
2.2 Word 7

???

AAAAUUUUUUUGH!!!!!!!!!

...so that the first icon on the screen corresponds to
renaming it with a preceding "1", the second with "2", etc.

Then, when they become "unstuck", as they so often do
(hence all the apps to set things straight), all you have
to do is right-click on desktop Arrange Icons By Name
...to get them back in the desired order!


Not a bad idea aside from the aesthetic aspect, but it won't
work if you have the icons scattered all over in logical groups
related to program type, use, frequency of use, etc. - as at
least one person I know does.

All other people's computers I have personally seen have the
default Windows color scheme and the default Windows icons in
the default 'vertical line on the left' order.

And I am the only person I know (correction, a couple of weeks
ago someone mentioned they had the same - but that's the first
/ever/) who has the taskbar vertically on the left (which has
nothing to do with the vertical line of icons on the left I just
mentioned, since, as I already mentioned, I mentioned I have
them in groups in various places all over the desktop. Did I
mention that?

(Sorry... I am involved in a mind-numbing session with a moron
in another group...


--
The arrows are faster than rodents!
- t.


  #28  
Old February 10th 10, 02:40 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
thanatoid
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Posts: 584
Default Icons locations

"Tim Meddick" wrote in
:

You could also be creative with renaming your desktop icons
with *names* that begin with letters that perform the same
result as using the numbered solution...


Nah... Too old and too lazy and too stupid. Besides, I have been
using IconSaver for years so it is not an issue any more. Sure
as hell used to be!


--
The arrows are faster than rodents!
- t.
  #29  
Old February 10th 10, 02:40 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
thanatoid
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 584
Default Icons locations

"Tim Meddick" wrote in
:

You could also be creative with renaming your desktop icons
with *names* that begin with letters that perform the same
result as using the numbered solution...


Nah... Too old and too lazy and too stupid. Besides, I have been
using IconSaver for years so it is not an issue any more. Sure
as hell used to be!


--
The arrows are faster than rodents!
- t.
 




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