My friend and I were discussing how nerfarious it would be to shuffle someone’s icons on their desktop…

So I wrote some code to do exactly that! I haven’t written anything using the Win32 API recently, so I wanted a small side project. Definitely don’t compile this binary and add it to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp, and definitely don’t do the following:

$A = New-ScheduledTaskAction -Execute "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp\IconShuffle.exe"
$T = New-ScheduledTaskTrigger -Daily -At 01:00
$t2 = New-ScheduledTaskTrigger -Once -RepetitionInterval (New-TimeSpan -Minutes 15) -RepetitionDuration (New-TimeSpan -Hours 23 -Minutes 55) -At 01:00
$T.Repetition = $t2.Repetition
$P = New-ScheduledTaskPrincipal $(whoami)
$S = New-ScheduledTaskSettingsSet
$D = New-ScheduledTask -Action $A -Principal $P -Trigger $T -Settings $S
Register-ScheduledTask T1 -InputObject $D


Anyway, here’s the code, you can compile it yourself with MSVC. Just be sure to use the x64 target, because this won’t work as x86 (unless you’re running a 32-bit version of Windows).

EDIT: I decided to add a few more capabilities to my Peeve project.

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Made an extensive use of the following resources: