Desktop Icon Manager
Desktop Icon Manager
4.0.1

3.7

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Desktop Icon Manager

19 December 2019

Saves/restores icon positions on the desktop.

Overview

Desktop Icon Manager (DIM) is an AppleScript which saves and restores the icon positions on the Desktop and Finder windows. There are applications and other scripts that do the same thing, so why is this one different?

DIM doesn't get confused when you store the icon positions at one screen resolution and then restore them at a different screen resolution. In other words, if an icon is at the bottom right corner of the display when the icon positions are stored then that icon will always be placed at the bottom right corner regardless of the screen resolution. There's only one application that I know of which does that, but they want money to do it. Other applications/scripts allow you to save multiple icon positions at different screen resolutions. That's fine if you want to adjust your icon positions for each screen resolution you use. My question is why? You got a Mac sitting in front of you, let her do it.

What's new in Desktop Icon Manager

Version 4.0.1:
Bug fix:
  • Incorrect behavior for pre-High Sierra macOS (thanks to Sergio Sisani)
  • DIM could get confused if it was saving icon positions for Desktop or a Finder window when adding new arrangement.
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22 Reviews of Desktop Icon Manager

5
arnaldo-attallah
19 January 2019
Version: 2.1.0

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It will be useful to have an auto save feature each 6 hours or so, and be able to restore the icons from a list os the last 6 Desktop icon savings.
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1
dgreensuperhoops1
30 June 2020
Version: 4.0.1
Doesn't work for me as no dialogue box appears when I open it so can't set icon positions
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5
jdavis5548
25 April 2020
Version: 4.0.1
Super support, works great
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5
Annie-Walker
19 December 2019
Version: 4.0.1
I can't tell you, Gregory, how happy I am that you updated DIM! What a great Christmas present!! (And I've something for you $$ for Christmas too!) Has always, truthfully, been my most favorite Mac OS application in the history of the Universe!!
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5
arnaldo-attallah
19 January 2019
Version: 2.1.0
It will be useful to have an auto save feature each 6 hours or so, and be able to restore the icons from a list os the last 6 Desktop icon savings.
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1
coffeetime
02 January 2019
Version: 2.1.0
Drag and drop anything onto DIM and DOES NOT keep the window open anymore on MacOS 10.14 (Mojave). Developer needs to fix this!

Temporary solution for now is to delete its preference:
(home) folder > Library > Preferences > com.parker9.DIM_2.1.plist
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2.5
thierrybechard
16 June 2018
Version: 2.1.0
Hello. Are you updating it for Mac OS 10.13?
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5
hailaidenhale
03 September 2014
Version: 2.1.0
Great app so far, but I have run across one problem so far. I checked the box to restore Icon positions upon starting the program and now because it starts and quits so quickly, I cannot remove this option. Any help?
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5
MushroomLandscape
14 May 2014
Version: 2.1.0
YES, THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS FREE, AWESOME APP!
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5
Upright-Bassist
13 April 2014
Version: 2.1.0
The DIM is a real time saver, especially if you have a lot of those icons neatly (de?)arranged on your desktop. Plus its icon is cute, and it's reliable, never failed on me, is quick, and — did I mention it's reliable? Ah, and also it has a really cute icon! ;) Seriously, just use it often, it's quick and easy! :)
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Virtualruffy
01 January 2014
Version: 2.1.0
I have a portable hardrive that I move from mac to mac. Different operating systems change the icon positions. I'd like to keep it organized and appearing the same way but moving from 10.6 to 10.8 moves things all over the place and so on moving between 10.7 & 10.9 only 10.6 and lower retain the same positions. None of this occurred until 10.7 and its only gotten worse since. Will this program have an effect on external drive's volume root appearance? If not anyone know which will?
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4.5
Dominique
31 December 2013
Version: 2.1.0
Excellent product (OS X 10.6)
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5
Iturtle
23 October 2013
Version: 2.0.2
it never fails and still works with mavericks! don't know why this version showed up here now, since it is already 2? years old. recommended!
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3.5
Baby-Bloc
05 January 2012
Version: 2.0.2
When I restore icon positions, it seems to put my hard drive icons way out of place. Everything else seems fine. How do I get those drives to stick?
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5
Joinerm
22 October 2011
Version: 2.0.2
Thank you so much!! I have been looking for a routine like this for years. Its just what I need on my Macbook Air right after I've run a powerpoint through a projector, then uncoupled and the screen goes back to hi res and all the icons on the desktop get moved about. One click on this icon in the dock, and everything jumps back to the way it was before giving the lecture. Just amazing. Just perfect.
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Alexsa
20 June 2011
Version: 2.0.2
Seems , you guys do not try this tools. But does the OS X do it by itself? Saving the position of the icons of files and folders will be saved in the .DS files? Or do I am wrong?
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Jazzyguy
20 June 2011
Version: 2.0.2
The best way of slowing down your Mac is to put icons on your desktop.Each and every item on your desktop slows your Mac down. Each item is considered a folder on your desktop and of course if you have enough of them your Mac will slow to a crawl. I keep nothing on my Desktop and all goes well in SnowLeopard.
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5
Big-Mac-XXL
22 November 2010
Version: 2.0.1
Beautiful! Works as advertised. Very nice animation, when arranging all the icons to their correct place. Never be afraid anymore of restarting the Finder or OS. My OS: 10.6.4
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Joypebble
27 September 2010
Version: 2.0.1
This is the single best time-saver device I've found for my desktop. After any restart, all my drive and other folder icons get scattered like a bad pool break. DIM faultlessly saves the day with an instantaneous resurrection. It makes me smile every time! Thanks!!!!
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Dominique
13 August 2010
Version: 2.0.1
It seems it works well on my Imac 21,5" summer 2010 with I5 Thank you very much !
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Meaulnes
11 May 2010
Version: 2.0.1
works like a charm, even on multi monitors! Thanks, Parker _~_ Meaulnes Legler ‘¿') Zurich, Switzerland. `-´
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5
jocatra
20 March 2010
Version: 2.0.1
Working fine here (MacOS X.6.2). Thank you, Parker. :)
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Anonymous
06 November 2005
Version: 2.0
DIM 1.3.1 was great (OS 7-9), a well crafted AppleScript; free. DIM 2.0 works for OS 10.4; "There is no version of Desktop Icon Manager that works for Mac OS 10.0 through 10.3.9!" Well, what else can I say but "Thanks for the good times." Beats me why the Mac OS can't remember its main icon position or even why can't I get rid of a startup sound that insists on scaring the cat if I don't lower the volume before shutting down. Nothing's perfect.
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later

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