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Old 02-05-2009, 09:27 PM   #109 (permalink)
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Fences is fan-bloody-tastic.

I'm copying and pasting from Lifehacker because I'm lazy.

Desktop icon organizer Fences arranges your cluttered desktop icons into containers so you can clean up the mess into useful groups of shortcuts—or optionally hides them altogether.

Once installed, Fences will run through a couple of first-time beginner screens asking if you'd like to use one of the built-in layouts, and will attempt to auto-detect which icons should be placed inside each fence. You can modify any of the fences by simply moving or resizing them around the screen, and then use the Lock item on the desktop context menu to fix them into place when you are done.

The thumbnail on the left shows my cluttered test desktop before, and the one on the right shows the default organizer layout generated by Fences—much cleaner.

Right-clicking on the desktop gives you a couple of new options, including quick and easy access to the settings panel, where you can tweak the look & feel as much as you'd like.

The best feature is the ability to double-click on the desktop to toggle visibility of the icons—but you can optionally exclude certain fences, a very useful feature for hiding clutter while keeping application launching icons visible all the time.

Exactly what I needed.
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