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I like my desktop very simple. I use RocketDock, with the StacksDocklet (original one)and have all my shortcuts organized. When I install something new, I'll make a new shortcut in the appropriate folder:

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post #12 of 19
I keep Recycle bin, and 3 or 4 programs I use on a daily basis on my desktop. Adobe Master Collection CS5 and various other programs are in my rocketdock. Chrome and iTunes pinned to taskbar, all other programs either pinned to start menu or I just search for them when I need them.
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desktop1-1.jpg

That's mine.
    
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post #14 of 19
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I got the stacks docklet and further cleaned things up a little. Here's what I have thus far, please provide constructive criticism.

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post #15 of 19
That looks great man. Especially with all that desktop reality that looks incredibly clean to me. I probably would have put my rainmeter stuff around the center display so i dont have to look way out to the right or left, but that is just me. Good job.

Edit: Where did you two upload your photos at to link them here. I want to avoid photobuckets stupid compression nonsense.
Edited by Skuloth - 3/6/11 at 8:12am
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post #16 of 19
I do a few things. Most used programs are all on the Windows 7 Taskbar which I love. I have my taskbar on the left side of my screen (and it works wonderfully there) since vertical real estate is much more important to me than horizontal. Any programs that have a constant tray icon (Steam, Skype, etc.) don't use a taskbar icon since they are easily accessed through the tray. I leave everything else in the Start Menu. What is so great is that since Vista just pressing the Windows key or clicking the menu, you can start typing and search for anything you need. Most people don't use their keyboards enough anymore and just want to have a toolbar button, icon, etc. I also pin my recycle bin to that taskbar folder icon so I don't have to have the recycle bin icon on the desktop.

Anyway, that's what I like to do. Then I use my desktop as I would my actual desktop, a staging area for things, lol. When I finish a task or just get tired of the icons I can generally just toss them all in the trash or file them away just like my actual desk.
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post #17 of 19
Trying to make your desktop look pretty is a just waste of time. There's all that space for icons for a reason.
    
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post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by microsoft windows;12635550 
Trying to make your desktop look pretty is a just waste of time. There's all that space for icons for a reason.

Lol, true, but I want it to look nice.
post #19 of 19
I personally just put everything on the start menu and leave the desktop clean. If you want to tidy up though I like to use a little program that removes the shortcut arrow then add a blank character in the name, it gives it a dock kind of feel. The 64 bit version was hard to find so I hosted it here, if anyone is interested.
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