Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Organize Your Desktop

Is your desktop cluttered with icons? Mine isn't too bad, yet - because I recently had to reinstall Windows, and I'm gradually reinstalling programs as I need them, but I know it can quickly get out of control. That's why I was particularly interested in Fences when I read about it on Lady Banana.

Fences is a free program designed to organize your desktop. You create shaded areas on your desktop and place your icons into them. You can have as many as you want, start with one of the included layouts or just start creating your own. Label them, move them, resize them, and organize your icons by dragging them into the boxes.

The part I really like about Fences is that, when you don't need to see your icons, you just double-click somewhere on the desktop, and all the icons disappear! You can see your wallpaper again! When you need an icon, simply double-click again, and they all appear. It's really fun. Yes, I'm easily amused, what of it? You can exclude individual Fences so that they're always visible even when you hide the others.

If you want to see it in action, there's a decent video on the Fences website showing how it works. I think it's a really neat program that's really easy to use, and I love the idea of getting my desktop organized and hopefully keeping it that way.

3 comments:

Misty Dawn said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh this sounds major cool! HALF my desktop is covered in icons!

David Williams said...

That sounds extremely useful. I was just thinking the other day how my desktop is getting out of hand and I'll need to do something as I have about 50 icons on it. Thanks for the recommendation!

updanzprof said...

thanks so much for recommending that! it's just what I needed! I hope I get it to work fine. ;)