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Do you believe in a clean desktop?

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Well We all know our desktops tend to get cluttered somehow or another. The usual "I'll save this on the desktop because I need it now and will delete it later" And then nothing happens. Do you like to keep your Desktop clean or just dont bother?

Well im not sure if it's true or psychological... but I feel my system performs better with a cleaner desktop.. Is there any truth behind this or is the clean desktop just satisfying my brain?

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I keep mine clean, no more that 2 columns of icons. I really don't like anymore than 1. The easiest way I've found to keep things organized are with folders on my desktop.

 

Then it looks nice and clean, but inside the folders I have quite the collection of stuff.

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I have 5 icons on my desktop, and it's been like that for years.

 

Computer

User files

Internet Browser

What ever game I'm playing at the time

Recycle Bin

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My policy, where my desktop is concerned, is the less the better. So I have only the few programs which I use regularly, either pinned to the task bar or attached to a docking bar. Then the rest are hidden. Sometimes I even have a totally bare desktop where anything I want is accessed with a right click. No icons. No wallpaper. No nothing.

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my dekstop is full because it's used by 4 other people.

My dad needs "my Computer" To be there... Because apparently having to click the start button and click on my computer is too complicated. Then my cousins store stuff all over the place, And their desktop is their favorite target.

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I pretty much never put anything on my desktop. I never even think to save things to my desktop and then plan to delete them later, but I can understand how that's the mindset of others. My download folder ends up getting random stuff like that instead.

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I have never heard anything that would lead a person to believe that a cleaner desktop could give better performance.... I personally am a little guilty of having a fair amount of icons.. Never really thought one way or the other about it. I do make notes and actually wish for something better that would give a daily scratchpad reminder list right on my screen. Seems like it would be really handy to have it right in front of my nose. There actually probably is such a thing, but I haven't found the gumption to look for one. :yes:

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my dekstop is full because it's used by 4 other people.

My dad needs "my Computer" To be there... Because apparently having to click the start button and click on my computer is too complicated. Then my cousins store stuff all over the place, And their desktop is their favorite target.

 

I have a suggestion. Have everyone set up their own personal account. So when they log into their personal account, they would only see the desktop which is theirs. End of a confusing multi-user desktop.

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I have a suggestion. Have everyone set up their own personal account. So when they log into their personal account, they would only see the desktop which is theirs. End of a confusing multi-user desktop.

 

See I have another solution. NOBODY touches my computer. Its a hard fast rule in my house and that includes my wife.

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I used to keep my desktop really neat and organized... but now over half my screen is covered with icons and stuff. I keep all my files on my flash drives now, since I'm gonna be needing a new computer soon anyway...

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See I have another solution. NOBODY touches my computer. Its a hard fast rule in my house and that includes my wife.

 

That works fine. If everyone has their own computer like in my own house. When a computer has to be shared, then other solutions are needed.

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That works fine. If everyone has their own computer like in my own house. When a computer has to be shared, then other solutions are needed.

I wish it was that simple.

Nobody touches my laptop.. Which is my very own, But they do surfing on it but I dont allow saving of anything on it... I mean I obviously cant refuse my mom and dad (the people who bought it for me) permission to use it.

But the main PC is used by everyone -_-

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Yeah, I haven't shared computers in a very long time and will do everything I can to avoid ever doing it again.

 

For those who have to, though, having separate accounts is definitely key. It would drive me nuts having to see what everyone else does to their accounts and me having to just deal with it.

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My desktop is not overly cluttered, but I do have more than a few icons on my desktop. I also have about 5 folder for my ongoing projects located on my desktop. I like being able click once to get to my important files. My icons are placed around the edges of the screen. I don't like to see icons in the middle of the screen.

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My desktop isn't cluttered at all. I don't see my desktop very often because I almost always have Firefox, Notepad++ or xchat in full screen. I have a big problem with clutter in my user folder and in my documents folder, though. That's where all the unsorted junk seems to go.

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I wish it was that simple.

Nobody touches my laptop.. Which is my very own, But they do surfing on it but I dont allow saving of anything on it... I mean I obviously cant refuse my mom and dad (the people who bought it for me) permission to use it.

But the main PC is used by everyone -_-

 

So what is there to stop you from giving everyone their own personal account? I am sure they would be thrilled to know that they can have privacy even on a shared computer.

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I try not to save files on my desktop but even then my desktop is cluttered. The problem is that I have too many programs installed on my computer and almost every installation puts a new icon over there. Since last few months, I have started using "Hide Desktop icons" option; now my desktop looks clean even though there are gazillions files and icons over there :)

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Not really! I just clean it up once in a blue moon! :thumbsup:

 

Its not that I'm lazy, somehow, I find it quite nice if I get the icon at the same place as it was before! So as to avoid unnecessary mouse movement! :)

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I like to keep my desktop clean. I just have my browser, my system, recycle bin, and photoshop on it because those are the programs that I always use. I think we all know that desktop icons still consumes memory so it is not advised to have lots of shortcuts on your desktop.

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I try and keep my desktop clean because when I have too much stuff it takes awhile to find things which is frustrating at times usually I do a good job keeping it orderly, but when I start doing let’s plays on YouTube or any kind of graphic design work it tends to get cluttered fast. 

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