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For many years my desktop has been a cluttered mess of icons. Some time ago I downloaded Fences and organized everything into groups, but there's still icons everywhere...

I redid everything and went for a minimalistic look. I downloaded RocketDock and Rainmeter, and after a few hours of customization I got it to look like somewhat nice.

To all of those without all the icons on your desktop:

Where should I put my program shortcuts? Should I put it on my RocketDock or just use the start menu to find the program when I need it?
(The reason why I don't want to put all my programs on my dock is because not only would it be huge, but it would be incredibly difficult to find programs)

What shortcuts do you have in Rainmeter? Do you have application shortcuts?
If you do have application shortcuts, where is it located?

If you can help me out that would be great. Post pictures of your desktop too.
post #2 of 19
Have you looked into the rocket dock's "stacks" add-on.
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I can post an screenshot of my desktop if youre interested, but i have 2 icons. Steam and Recycle bin. I have all of my games in steam and just navigate to the programs i need when I need them since I dont use a whole bunch. Oh I also have chrome pinned to my taskbar and Utorrent Itunes and Chrome pinned to my start menu. I use those few programs everytime im on the computer and only use the rest of my stuff once and a while. It works for me at least.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kiwiasian;12625182 
For many years my desktop has been a cluttered mess of icons. Some time ago I downloaded Fences and organized everything into groups, but there's still icons everywhere...

I redid everything and went for a minimalistic look. I downloaded RocketDock and Rainmeter, and after a few hours of customization I got it to look like somewhat nice.

To all of those without all the icons on your desktop:

Where should I put my program shortcuts? Should I put it on my RocketDock or just use the start menu to find the program when I need it?
(The reason why I don't want to put all my programs on my dock is because not only would it be huge, but it would be incredibly difficult to find programs)

What shortcuts do you have in Rainmeter? Do you have application shortcuts?
If you do have application shortcuts, where is it located?

If you can help me out that would be great. Post pictures of your desktop too.

I just pin my most often used applications to the taskbar, and hide the desktop icons.

What about applications I use only occasionally? I find it is not too much trouble to simply open the folder and run the executable.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Arctucas;12625230 
What about applications I use only occasionally? I find it is not too much trouble to simply open the folder and run the executable.

I agree 100% with this. It's exactly what i do.
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If you run fences, just double click a blank desktop space. Hides all the icons, problem solved.

Or just Ctrl + A, then hit Del, it's not all that difficult.
    
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Originally Posted by SmokinWaffle;12625275 
If you run fences, just double click a blank desktop space. Hides all the icons, problem solved.

Or just Ctrl + A, then hit Del, it's not all that difficult.

That's what I do. But then it would require me to make my icons reappear every time I need to open a program and hide them again.
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Originally Posted by bobfig;12625211 
Have you looked into the rocket dock's "stacks" add-on.

I have not, will do that now.


If anyone is willing, can you post a picture of your desktop?
post #8 of 19
I pin my most used icons to the task bar---plus I have a folder in "Documents" with all of my icons moved into it. Then anytime I need to open one not in the taskbar --I go to that folder and click on the one I need.

I actually never need to go to that folder tho coz the 33 icons in my taskbar are sufficient. I have a 24" monitor ...so lots of room
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I do not use rocketdock or any other program to hide my icons. I have chrome saved to my taskbar and then Steam and Recycle bin on my desktop. I also have a few other programs that i use a lot in my start menu

Like i said above I don't use most of my programs often enough to justify having them in my start menu or taskbar, and it doesnt bother me having to go into the folder and run the exe.
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My desktop looks nice though.
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