Desktop Icon Manager
Desktop Icon Manager
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Desktop Icon Manager for Mac

26 April 2021

Saves/restores icon positions on the desktop.

What is Desktop Icon Manager for Mac

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 4.0.3:
  • Cosmetic fix to Add Arrangement screen
  • UI changes for Big Sur
  • Updated Help
  • Hold command (⌘) key at start to abort automatic Quit
Desktop Icon Manager for Mac Old Versions

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Acheteur
Acheteur
Dec 8 2020
4.0.2
1.0
Dec 8 2020
1.0
Version: 4.0.2
Ne fonctionne pas
dgreensuperhoops1
dgreensuperhoops1
Jun 30 2020
4.0.1
1.0
Jun 30 2020
1.0
Version: 4.0.1
Doesn't work for me as no dialogue box appears when I open it so can't set icon positions
jdavis5548
jdavis5548
Apr 25 2020
4.0.1
5.0
Apr 25 2020
5.0
Version: 4.0.1
Super support, works great
Annie-Walker
Annie-Walker
Dec 19 2019
4.0.1
5.0
Dec 19 2019
5.0
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!!
arnaldo-attallah
arnaldo-attallah
Jan 19 2019
2.1.0
5.0
Jan 19 2019
5.0
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.
coffeetime
coffeetime
Jan 2 2019
2.1.0
1.0
Jan 2 2019
1.0
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
thierrybechard
thierrybechard
Jun 16 2018
2.1.0
2.5
Jun 16 2018
2.5
Version: 2.1.0
Hello. Are you updating it for Mac OS 10.13?
hailaidenhale
hailaidenhale
Sep 3 2014
2.1.0
5.0
Sep 3 2014
5.0
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?
MushroomLandscape
MushroomLandscape
May 14 2014
2.1.0
5.0
May 14 2014
5.0
Version: 2.1.0
YES, THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS FREE, AWESOME APP!
Upright-Bassist
Upright-Bassist
Apr 13 2014
2.1.0
5.0
Apr 13 2014
5.0
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! :)
Virtualruffy
Virtualruffy
Jan 1 2014
2.1.0
0.0
Jan 1 2014
0.0
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?
Dominique
Dominique
Dec 31 2013
2.1.0
4.5
Dec 31 2013
4.5
Version: 2.1.0
Excellent product (OS X 10.6)
Iturtle
Iturtle
Oct 23 2013
2.0.2
5.0
Oct 23 2013
5.0
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!
Baby-Bloc
Baby-Bloc
Jan 5 2012
2.0.2
3.5
Jan 5 2012
3.5
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?
Joinerm
Joinerm
Oct 22 2011
2.0.2
5.0
Oct 22 2011
5.0
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.
Alexsa
Alexsa
Jun 20 2011
2.0.2
0.0
Jun 20 2011
0.0
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?
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Jun 20 2011
2.0.2
0.0
Jun 20 2011
0.0
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.
Big-Mac-XXL
Big-Mac-XXL
Nov 22 2010
2.0.1
5.0
Nov 22 2010
5.0
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
Joypebble
Joypebble
Sep 27 2010
2.0.1
0.0
Sep 27 2010
0.0
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!!!!
Dominique
Dominique
Aug 13 2010
2.0.1
4.5
Aug 13 2010
4.5
Version: 2.0.1
It seems it works well on my Imac 21,5" summer 2010 with I5 Thank you very much !
Meaulnes
Meaulnes
May 11 2010
2.0.1
0.0
May 11 2010
0.0
Version: 2.0.1
works like a charm, even on multi monitors! Thanks, Parker _~_ Meaulnes Legler ‘¿') Zurich, Switzerland. `-´
jocatra
jocatra
Mar 20 2010
2.0.1
5.0
Mar 20 2010
5.0
Version: 2.0.1
Working fine here (MacOS X.6.2). Thank you, Parker. :)
Guest
Guest
Nov 6 2005
2.0
0.0
Nov 6 2005
0.0
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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  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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