Desktop Saver
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One-click desktop icons position backup/restore.   Free
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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).
What's New
Version 1.0.2: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later






Desktop Saver User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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burypromote

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Cowicide commented on 26 Sep 2013
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.
[Version 1.0.2]


burypromote
+1

+23

Mextex reviewed on 25 Nov 2012
Works perfectly on 10.8.2 Mountain Lion and with my two monitors. Great app!
[Version 1.0.2]


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+657

Cowicide reviewed on 22 Jul 2011
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.
[Version 1.0.2]


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+10

Smayer97 reviewed on 14 Jun 2010
Works great, even with multiple monitors. iMac 24" 2.8 GHz w/24" attached using OS X 10.4.11
[Version 1.0.2]


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+49

VRH reviewed on 27 May 2010
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.
[Version 1.0.2]


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+21

Strych9 reviewed on 04 Mar 2010
A Godsend, marvelous, incredible, great, a dream comes true, best program ever ! Thanks a lot !!! :-)
[Version 1.0.2]


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Downloads:2,342
Version Downloads:2,339
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Free
Date:18 Nov 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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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