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by VirtuaMan
15.03.2021 20:16:39
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A useful trick
Replies: 0
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A useful trick

Why did I not have this idea before? To make Dexpot function much better in my Windows 7... I have a vbs file reading: Set objShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell") objShell.SendKeys "%{F11}" Which I click to reset Dexpot when it starts with the icons in disorder. Of course I have...
by VirtuaMan
29.11.2017 09:57:31
Forum: Support
Topic: My desktop icons are disordered
Replies: 76
Views: 45637

Re: My desktop icons are disordered

I have a vbs script as follows: Set objShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell") objShell.SendKeys "%{F11}" and I call it KeyAlt-F11.vbs. In Dexpot > Settings > Controls > Miscellaneous > Restore icons from profile I have chosen the key combination Alt and F11. The vbs script does th...
by VirtuaMan
25.06.2017 15:10:13
Forum: Support
Topic: My desktop icons are disordered
Replies: 76
Views: 45637

Re: My desktop icons are disordered

I cannot help but comment on the remarkable non-participation of the developers...
Could it be that they did not develop this themselves, but bought it and now they do not know what to do?
Or at least they do not know about how Windows 7 (and up) handles icons - apparently differently from Windows XP.
by VirtuaMan
16.06.2017 11:10:42
Forum: Support
Topic: My desktop icons are disordered
Replies: 76
Views: 45637

Re: My desktop icons are disordered

The so far best solution. If I set an application to start with a delay, the actual start also depends on other factors in the autostart lien of programs, waiting for each other. Therefore, to secure a constant delay between Dexpot and the keystroke script, I now have this as an autostarting batch f...
by VirtuaMan
15.06.2017 15:32:36
Forum: Support
Topic: My desktop icons are disordered
Replies: 76
Views: 45637

Re: My desktop icons are disordered

Yes it works for quite a while. Until something happens. I have two Backups, Backup 1 and Backup 2 that should be identical. Then it may happen that they are not! Suddenly one of them is messed up a bit. In at least one of my four windows. How can that be? How can the backup be disordered? Then I am...
by VirtuaMan
05.06.2017 18:10:25
Forum: Support
Topic: My desktop icons are disordered
Replies: 76
Views: 45637

Re: My desktop icons are disordered

It works!!
by VirtuaMan
04.06.2017 10:23:55
Forum: Support
Topic: My desktop icons are disordered
Replies: 76
Views: 45637

Re: My desktop icons are disordered

Well, 10s delay was not enough, since it varies when Dexpot starts with Windows. I have now set Dexpot to start first of all startup programs and the delay for the vbs file to 20s. Maybe I can then reduce that delay to 10s again. Searching the Internet I find that many have a problem with the behavi...
by VirtuaMan
04.06.2017 09:51:19
Forum: Support
Topic: My desktop icons are disordered
Replies: 76
Views: 45637

Re: My desktop icons are disordered

Apparently a batch file cannot generate a keystroke. But a vbs file can! Try this: Set objShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell") objShell.SendKeys "%{F11}" I have set that key in Dexpot to ALT+F11 The vbs is now set to autostart with 10 seconds delay and I will then see how that w...
by VirtuaMan
30.05.2017 22:26:58
Forum: Support
Topic: My desktop icons are disordered
Replies: 76
Views: 45637

Re: My desktop icons are disordered

This is a great step forward! Is it not, Sebastian? I discovered something, too. I ran Dependency Walker on Dexpot.exe and discovered two error messages. One referred to a missing file IEShims.dll that I found in C:\Windows\winsxs\... and then copied to the Dexpot folder, after which that error mess...
by VirtuaMan
20.05.2017 07:34:34
Forum: Support
Topic: My desktop icons are disordered
Replies: 76
Views: 45637

Re: My desktop icons are disordered

And what does Sebastian say about it?
by VirtuaMan
17.05.2017 13:00:16
Forum: Support
Topic: My desktop icons are disordered
Replies: 76
Views: 45637

Re: My desktop icons are disordered

I still do not know where Dexpot stores the positions of the icons ... ...
by VirtuaMan
04.05.2017 21:04:37
Forum: Support
Topic: My desktop icons are disordered
Replies: 76
Views: 45637

Re: My desktop icons are disordered

Where does Dexpot store the positions of the icons for the resp. desktops?
by VirtuaMan
02.02.2017 10:58:01
Forum: Support
Topic: My desktop icons are disordered
Replies: 76
Views: 45637

Re: My desktop icons are disordered

Remarkable.
A scan with Super AntiSpyware found PUP.OpenCandy/Variant in Dexpot Uninstall ...
Probably a false alarm ...?
by VirtuaMan
02.02.2017 09:08:43
Forum: Support
Topic: My desktop icons are disordered
Replies: 76
Views: 45637

Re: My desktop icons are disordered

This issue with Eset confirms what anyway has become definitely clear to me to be an ESSENTIAL FACTOR here, even though maybe not the only factor. There is no doubt anymore in my experience: the icons get confused if when Dexpot starts up (in autostart) a download is going on at the same time, mainl...
by VirtuaMan
07.11.2016 07:50:18
Forum: Support
Topic: My desktop icons are disordered
Replies: 76
Views: 45637

Re: My desktop icons are disordered

Do you have a suggestion for a good alternative to Dexpot?
by VirtuaMan
26.10.2016 07:50:08
Forum: Support
Topic: My desktop icons are disordered
Replies: 76
Views: 45637

Re: My desktop icons are disordered

I have set the Dexpot.exe and Dexcontrol.exe to high and see no real difference.
by VirtuaMan
13.10.2016 10:13:27
Forum: Support
Topic: My desktop icons are disordered
Replies: 76
Views: 45637

Re: My desktop icons are disordered

There can be no doubt, anymore... The startup of Dexpot IS interfered with by an ongoing download. 1. Icons disordered right after autostart: my Internet Security downloaded while Dexpot was starting. 2. Rare case: Icons ordered right from beginning: No download during autostart. 3. Sometimes the ca...
by VirtuaMan
05.10.2016 10:08:08
Forum: Support
Topic: My desktop icons are disordered
Replies: 76
Views: 45637

Re: My desktop icons are disordered

Well, I think I have the answer to the last question.
I had "save profile on exit" marked and it will have saved a disordered profile to Backup 1.
It had expected that it would save it to "Default".
by VirtuaMan
05.10.2016 07:18:19
Forum: Support
Topic: My desktop icons are disordered
Replies: 76
Views: 45637

Re: My desktop icons are disordered

When the batch file trick sometimes does not work, after all, the download to the Internet Security is still going on. Then I start the batch file once more manually. In rare cases this still does not work and then I discover that a profile backup is damaged! I have two backups: Backup 1 and Backup ...
by VirtuaMan
29.09.2016 20:50:32
Forum: Support
Topic: My desktop icons are disordered
Replies: 76
Views: 45637

Re: My desktop icons are disordered

So if you delay the Dexpot startup until after it has finished, do you still have the same problem? I now I do. I have delayed Dexpot startup by 30 secs and it still does not help. As written above, I have Dexpot autostart with Windows and then automatically restart after 40s (delayed start of the ...

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