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Windows 7: Show us your Desktop

20 Jan 2013   #501
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

This is my notebook (the desktop is similar). Nothing spectacular here.



Except for a couple of temporary links, I don't keep any program icons on my desktop, preferring to use the taskbar and the Start menu. I use the desktop for a calendar, post-it notes, and as a temporary parking place for files and folders in progress; keeping them in my face helps me to remember to deal with them. I have three folders by the Recycle Bin that I use as a landing place when downloading or saving a large number of files, such as photos from a camera card or when scanning a large number of documents. Putting the taskbar on the left and not autohiding it makes seeing what windows are open at a glance easier and gains me a bit more screen height; I've yet to miss the slight loss in screen width.


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20 Jan 2013   #502
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

that looks schizophrenic . i would use fences 1.0 ,it will hide and reveal it all with a double click
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20 Jan 2013   #503
braddersz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Nothing amazing about mine: Need to change my monitor in the future to get that better res.

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20 Jan 2013   #504
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
This is my notebook (the desktop is similar). Nothing spectacular here.



Except for a couple of temporary links, I don't keep any program icons on my desktop, preferring to use the taskbar and the Start menu. I use the desktop for a calendar, post-it notes, and as a temporary parking place for files and folders in progress; keeping them in my face helps me to remember to deal with them. I have three folders by the Recycle Bin that I use as a landing place when downloading or saving a large number of files, such as photos from a camera card or when scanning a large number of documents. Putting the taskbar on the left and not autohiding it makes seeing what windows are open at a glance easier and gains me a bit more screen height; I've yet to miss the slight loss in screen width.
Auto Hide Desktop Icons (And Taskbar)

A Guy
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20 Jan 2013   #505
braddersz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
This is my notebook (the desktop is similar). Nothing spectacular here.



Except for a couple of temporary links, I don't keep any program icons on my desktop, preferring to use the taskbar and the Start menu. I use the desktop for a calendar, post-it notes, and as a temporary parking place for files and folders in progress; keeping them in my face helps me to remember to deal with them. I have three folders by the Recycle Bin that I use as a landing place when downloading or saving a large number of files, such as photos from a camera card or when scanning a large number of documents. Putting the taskbar on the left and not autohiding it makes seeing what windows are open at a glance easier and gains me a bit more screen height; I've yet to miss the slight loss in screen width.
Auto Hide Desktop Icons (And Taskbar)

A Guy
HOLY JESUS. your Desktop has more going on in it's life. then i do
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20 Jan 2013   #506
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Nothing very serious, I am just unable to see Scrat there.
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20 Jan 2013   #507
AC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
This is my notebook (the desktop is similar). Nothing spectacular here.



Except for a couple of temporary links, I don't keep any program icons on my desktop, preferring to use the taskbar and the Start menu. I use the desktop for a calendar, post-it notes, and as a temporary parking place for files and folders in progress; keeping them in my face helps me to remember to deal with them. I have three folders by the Recycle Bin that I use as a landing place when downloading or saving a large number of files, such as photos from a camera card or when scanning a large number of documents. Putting the taskbar on the left and not autohiding it makes seeing what windows are open at a glance easier and gains me a bit more screen height; I've yet to miss the slight loss in screen width.
Woah! I'd use this software to give your desktop a makeover. I just could not live with so many things all over the place!
Download Old Fences Versions - We list old versions of Fences including change log
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20 Jan 2013   #508
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
that looks schizophrenic . i would use fences 1.0 ,it will hide and reveal it all with a double click
Hiding it would defeat the purpose. It all needs to always be in my face; otherwise I would never deal with anything (I have ADHD).
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20 Jan 2013   #509
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
This is my notebook (the desktop is similar). Nothing spectacular here.



Except for a couple of temporary links, I don't keep any program icons on my desktop, preferring to use the taskbar and the Start menu. I use the desktop for a calendar, post-it notes, and as a temporary parking place for files and folders in progress; keeping them in my face helps me to remember to deal with them. I have three folders by the Recycle Bin that I use as a landing place when downloading or saving a large number of files, such as photos from a camera card or when scanning a large number of documents. Putting the taskbar on the left and not autohiding it makes seeing what windows are open at a glance easier and gains me a bit more screen height; I've yet to miss the slight loss in screen width.
Auto Hide Desktop Icons (And Taskbar)

A Guy
Same thing. If I auto-hide anything, I'll never deal with it. I have to have it always in my face.
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20 Jan 2013   #510
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

fair enough! it certainly catches your attention, so i guess it works for you.
i would recommend 7 sticky notes, you can have different colors to denote importance and you can even have alarm pop ups on them as reminders

7 Sticky Notes - Features - Fun, interactive, powerful and cool Sticky Notes for your Desktop!
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