Although most folks keep their monitor at the same resolution, others may want to change the resolution to get more screen real estate with certain programs. Or you may play games, which sometimes need to be run in a specific resolution to look good, or even work at all. Unfortunately, Mac OS always seems to scramble all of your desktop icons when changing resolutions. This can be annoying if you just arranged your desktop exactly to your liking. If only there were a way to take a snapshot of your current icon and window arrangement...
Desktop Resetter is an application that will solve the problem of your icons being scattered all over the screen. It all starts when your desktop is in the state that you would like. Launch the Desktop Resetter application (putting an alias on the desktop is a good idea) and click on the Settings button. You can choose to remember icon, window and application switcher settings. Also available are options to ask for confirmation before remembering your desktop, and another option to launch Desktop Resetter at startup.
Once you choose your settings, press the Remember button. All of your settings have now been saved. The next time your desktop gets messed up, just run Desktop Resetter and click on the Reset button, and everything will be as it was. But wait, there's more! There is also an Advanced mode, where you can create and manage a set of desktop settings. This can help manage the appearance for multiple users or applications.
Why a graphically oriented operating system like Mac OS has trouble keeping your desktop tidy is a mystery. But with Desktop Resetter, you won't have to worry about it any longer.
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