Desktop Icons Manager

Available in: Actual Window Manager, Actual Multiple Monitors.

The Desktop Icons Manager feature lets you keep the customary layout and order of the icons on your desktop from being accidentally changed or corrupted because of switching the display resolution. Just arrange your icons as you like, then right-click the Actual Window Manager icon in the system tray and click the Save desktop icons order item - and from now, the icons order is stored. If it was accidentally changed or garbled in some way - you can quickly restore the preferred layout by selecting the Restore desktop icons order item.

Please consider the following notes while using this feature:

  • you can store separate layouts for different display resolutions. For example, when you switch your display resolution from 1280x1024 to 1024x768 - you can rearrange desktop icons and save the new order for that particular resolution. If you then switch back to 1280x1024 - you will be able to quickly restore the icons order native to this resolution;

  • when storing the icons order in a multiple displays environment, it is stored/restored on a per display basis, and only resolutions of displays are taken into account, not their relative order. It means that if you have several displays - you can rearrange them freely without the need to store the icons order after each reconfiguration of desktop.

The Desktop Icons Manager feature is available all the time the Control Center is running.