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Desktop Saver... One-click desktop icons position backup/restore.

This Applescript backups all positions of your desktop icons.Making copies of it allows to save multiple "sets" of desktop icons placements.Unsaved icons get selected after a restore.If you rename it e.g. to "5 Desktop Saver" it will wait 5 seconds and then restore (useful to set it as startup item to restore removable disks icons).

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Version 1.0.2: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.


Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Cowicide Member IconComment+1131

CowTip: I spent a few minutes trying to reverse engineer this to work as restore only and launch it with LaunchBar. Fortunately, I got smarter and checked the developer's site and found that the dev already though of that.

From the dev: "If you rename it e.g. to "5 Desktop Saver" it will wait 5 seconds and then restore (useful to set it as startup item to restore removable disks icons)."

Works great AND if found that I can run two different version of DS as well that save different icons placements.

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Version 1.0.2
Mextex Member IconReview+32

Works perfectly on 10.8.2 Mountain Lion and with my two monitors. Great app!

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Version 1.0.2
Cowicide Member IconReview+1131

Has never failed. Saves the all the icons positions and restores them later if they get moved around. If there's extra icons it deals with it by still working and highlights the new icons.

Fast and flawless.

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Version 1.0.2
Smayer97 Member IconReview+37

Works great, even with multiple monitors. iMac 24" 2.8 GHz w/24" attached using OS X 10.4.11

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Version 1.0.2
VRH Member IconReview+54

Excellent! Does exactly what I need it to do! It would be nice to see the source code, though. Also, a feature to allow it to run without the prompt would be a nice addition.

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Version 1.0.2
Strych9 Member IconReview+56

A Godsend, marvelous, incredible, great, a dream comes true, best program ever ! Thanks a lot !!! :-)

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Version 1.0.2
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Downloads 2,469
Version Downloads 2,466
License Free
Date 18 Nov 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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