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Save desktop icons keyboard shortcut?

jin choung
10 discussion posts
hi,

i end up having desktop icons added and removed pretty frequently and would like to save the desktop icon layout quickly with a keyboard shortcut.

is that possible? a simple button somewhere would do it too... it's just that right now, it's kinda tedious to do with a right click off of the taskbar icon.

thanks.

jin
Oct 31, 2013 (modified Oct 31, 2013)  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
There isn't one built-in, but you can actually create one as a Custom Function. Please see the attached screenshot for reference.

Hope that helps!
• Attachment: Desktop Icon Profile Function.jpg [138,398 bytes]
Desktop Icon Profile Function.jpg
Desktop Icon Profile Function.jpg
Oct 31, 2013  • #2
jin choung
10 discussion posts
aha!

that will do the trick!

thank you very much!

jin
Oct 31, 2013  • #3
jin choung
10 discussion posts
hi keith,

actually got home and tried it but interestingly, it doesn't work.

the windows cursor starts spinning so it does SOMETHING... but if i look in the "manage profiles" or even load profiles, the profile that i just saved (in your example, "Test2") does not appear.

am i doing something wrong?

thanks again.

jin
Nov 1, 2013  • #4
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Could you attach a screenshot of the custom Function that you created?
Nov 1, 2013  • #5
jin choung
10 discussion posts
hi keith,

thanks again for your help! here's the screenshot of the custom function i made (attachment).
• Attachment: DF_CustomFunction.png [16,391 bytes]
DF_CustomFunction.png
DF_CustomFunction.png
Nov 2, 2013  • #6
jin choung
10 discussion posts
just a bump so that i don't get forgotten!

jin
Nov 4, 2013  • #7
jin choung
10 discussion posts
...twiddling thumbs...
Nov 5, 2013  • #8
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Thanks, I hadn't forgotten, but sorry for the delay

In the Application box, make sure to specify DisplayFusionCommand.exe, it looks like you've just got DisplayFusion.exe selected there.
Nov 5, 2013  • #9
jin choung
10 discussion posts
nice! that did it. thank you keith!

jin
Nov 6, 2013  • #10
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
No worries, glad to hear it!
Nov 7, 2013  • #11
EarthlingZero
4 discussion posts
This is a good solution. I am using "desktop locked" as the trigger to save my current desktop icon layout. Unfortunately there is always a popup asking whether I am sure to overwrite my current configuration. Yes I am always sure. Is there a paramter to force it to write the configuration without the popup?
May 19, 2020  • #12
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
There sure is! In the DisplayFusion Settings > Advanced Settings window, enable this setting:
Desktop Icons: Don't Show Overwrite Confirmation when Saving


Hope that helps!
May 20, 2020  • #13
EarthlingZero
4 discussion posts
I failed to find that option on my own
Thanks Keith, yes that helped!
May 21, 2020  • #14
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