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Dip (Desktop Icon Positioner)
« on: January 13, 2018, 04:43:08 AM »
       Dip  -  Desktop Icon Positioner  -  by Jim Giordano

  This code and program released to the public domain for any purpose.

  This program allows you to position the icons on your desktop precisely using the keyboard cursor keys or a mouse.

  You may select one or more icons from the listview.  If you click on a direction arrow, you may then move them as a unit one pixel at a time with either the mouse or keyboard.  You may also enter an X or Y coordinate for them, or enter a delta to space them out.
  For large movements, you may move the items directly on the desktop as usual, and when you return, the new positions will be updated in the Dip table for fine adjustment.
  You may restore the positions of any icons to the position they had when Dip was started.

  You may sort on any column in the listview, for example X or Y to make lining up rows or columns easier.

  You may save many different layouts as desired, for example, one for each screen resolution.
  There are no entries made in the registry.  Each copy of Dip is self-contained in it's own folder as desired.
  If Auto Arrange and or Align to Grid are set, the program will make it's best attempt at unsetting them, and updating the registry so that they will not be set upon bootup.


There is a 32bit and a 64bit version (** 64 bit as in it is meant to run on and work with the structure of 64bit windows, but is still actually a 32bit program).  I do not have a 32 bit version of windows 10 on any computer so have not tested it there.  The 64 bit was originally done for windows 7, and some things have changed for windows 10.  The type column no longer works and currently just shows a blank.   Occasionally when opening, the header is much taller than necessary, but corrects itself eventually.
I use this as a workhorse program so it could use some work cosmetically.

There are many other programs that do a similar job, so try some others too.

p.s.  Please use at your own risk and take backups.  Windows 10 is so flakey, there's no telling what the next update will do.