Do you have a lot of destop icons on your desktop.?

India
May 25, 2008 2:40am CST
I find it unmanageable, because i have some six rows of desktop icons and it growing more and more everyday. Probably, i must one day or other, rearrange it , and delete those unwanted icons, from the desktop and must un install those programs, or else i must frame a separate folder and group them together, those which fall in a same category. Cheers and Have a nice week end.
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@faith210 (11232)
• Philippines
26 May 08
Hi saivenkaat802003! I think i only have 2 1/2 rows of icons. My husband usually checks on my laptop and delete anything that it is not of use to me. Although I really don't know what I do need. haha.. Anyway he tells me that he is deleting some unnecessary shortcuts or icons because it will just tend to slow down the start-up. I just trust his judgment on the matter as I only just use my laptop for internet unlike him who used his desktop for his work. Take Care and God Bless! Happy Mylotting!
• India
3 Jun 08
Your hubby does created a good avatar for you. Your Hubby does, remove all the virus and malware from your computer. Your hubby do maintain your website. Your hubby, as you said, do clean the cluttered desktop also. Oh! god how could he go on..doing all the work... Poor man
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@faith210 (11232)
• Philippines
4 Jun 08
Hi saiven! haha..Well, let's just say that he may be doing some 5 things for me but I am doing 10 times more for him. haha.. Take Care and God Bless my dearest friend!
• India
13 Jun 08
Sure .. i must accept and praise your frankness. What your hubby does it in a single move.. you try to do it again and again ( two times) so.. i he does five things for you.. you try to do it to the maximum possible extent.. Once in a while you may succeed.. friend..
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@Timothy31 (649)
• United States
3 Jun 08
I have quite a few icons on my desktop. In total i have about 3 and a half up and down rows of icons on my desktop.
• India
3 Jun 08
Hi Timothy, welcome to mylot fraternity, and i think you are very similar to me, as at present i have deleted the unused icons.
• United States
3 Jun 08
Thank you, Yeah i keep all my icons. Some i should probably delete cause i just don't use them at all.
@youless (104245)
• Guangzhou, China
25 May 08
Yes, I have many desktop icons in my computer. I like computer and I think I am good at it. So you can imagine I like to try many different software and therefore I have more softwares than others. When others see my desktop they will be very surprised to it. But that's not a big deal for me:)
• India
3 Jun 08
Does not it takes a lot of time for your computer to start on. As i am experiencing it. Nearly it takes some 5 to 8 minutes for my system to get booted. Okay, one advice i need, my anti virus package is going to expire in few days. Can i have a free to use, anti virus software? From where i could download it for free?
@youless (104245)
• Guangzhou, China
3 Jun 08
I have a free anti-virus software but it is in Chinese. So perhaps you can't use it.
• Singapore
1 Jun 08
Not that many. I try to keep the number of icons manageable and to those I use often only. It is not good to have too many icons on your desktop. One, it defeats the purpose of easy access. Two, it slows down the booting up of your computer.
• India
3 Jun 08
Sure, after starting this topic, i have learnt the real nature why my system booting takes a long time.
@p_vadla (1685)
• India
30 May 08
I manage my desktop very judiciously. I do not generally put more than 25 icons of default size which occupy 30% of my desktop area.I segregate files as per the theme and move them from 'my documents folder to bigger hard drive partition regularly, so that the virtual memory does not go too low.
• India
3 Jun 08
Well managed Desktop is a good indication of the in depth knowledge which you have in other areas of computer programming. Is my guess correct? Take care friend.
@kellys3ps (3726)
• United States
25 May 08
I don't think I have too many - about a row and a half maybe..
• India
3 Jun 08
You must be well organized personality. Thanks for sharing your views.
@lynboobsy11 (11343)
• Philippines
25 May 08
Not quite only two rows I don't like things that are not in order as much as possible I want my things are in arrange. Like my children said I'm the walking organizer because I want all the in organize so that I can find things in order.
• India
3 Jun 08
So i award you a title "Lady perfect" .. And by the way, why have you changed your previous avatar. O! dear.. i liked the previous one more than of this.. Revert to the original one.. Please " Back to the original one"
@killer_s (121)
• Indonesia
25 May 08
hello saivenkaat, i often use free software in my computer, but i always to delete their shortcut, i also minimize the sum of shortcut in my desktop. this can make my computer booting and startup my computer fast and keep my desktop clean..
• India
3 Jun 08
I can't really understand. Does deleting the shortcuts remove the icons from getting loaded in the Start up menu. One of my friend suggested to Execute the MSconfig command in the Run command area, and advised me to choose "selective start up " option. But when i do so, other things like speaker volume, anti virus alert, etc gets disabled.. So i again switched to Normal start up option.
• India
25 May 08
Having a lot of desktop icons and stuff on the desktop, slows down the starting process i mean the booting process. I have a PC and a MacBook, the desktops of both of which are almost empty, MacBook has only one icon on desktop. I also make sure that the documents folder is also empty because that also adds to boot time. bourne
• India
3 Jun 08
Really, I don't understand how you manage to keep the number of icons to a minimum. Geez.. only God can teach me.
@jickyeung (201)
• Hong Kong
25 May 08
Hi saivenkaat802003, my desktop is very 'dirty' due to my job makes me produce many documents and folders everyday (I simply treat it as my workbench!) To make the icons manageable, I divide the desktop into several virtual sectors. The left hand side is for placing shortcuts (Arrange by name). The middle area are folders of installation (my job involve software testing, thus produces many folders of installation). The right hand side is for placing document files (Word, Excel...). Doing so can help me locate the file I need easier. However, there is a drawback - If you change the screen resolution, you will find the icons' in a mess.
• India
3 Jun 08
Hi jickyeung, It is because of your work schedule, and huge volume of work that you do while software testing, your desktop looks cluttered. Always,there are excuses for it, but not for people like me, who are either lazy or don't know the if's and but's of it.
• India
25 May 08
Hi saivenkat, I keep my desktop absolutely clean. Everything is neatly arranged in folders within the documents folder. When I want anything, I know exactly where it is. I hate a cluttered desktop; that's why I am very particular about keeping it clean. Cheers and happy desktop cleaning!
• India
3 Jun 08
O! from the topics i observe that you like the atmosphere of clean and neat, and want everything to go progress in a well organized way. How could i make such an remark, as this question may puzzle you. In one thread, you stated that you maintain you house, neat and clean, where every object finds its place, no dislocation of things to wrong places. And Wow.. here you adhere to the high standards set by you. Hats off. Cheers.
• India
25 May 08
i have only 5 rows becouse today morning i clean my desktop icon and file. when i download file using firefox it download all on desktop i fix the path all youtube video i download here and all think yesterday my desktop was full of icon. put all your shortcut in on folder and make it auto hide frame i mean bar.
• India
3 Jun 08
Thanks photoshopfun for giving a good suggestion. And by now, i have spent some time in cleansing the icons that are unwanted and now i have only three rows left. And thanks for responding. Also, i am sorry for the delay in responding.
@secretbear (19460)
• Philippines
10 Jul 08
wow. six rows??? that's a lot saiven. i don't have that much icons in my desktop. i only have two rows, probably not more than 25 icons. only icons of important programs like yahoo messenger, chikka messenger, mozilla firefox, and other programs i constantly use. also, i have icons for folders that i open every now and then like My Pictures. and then, i have icons which i did not place in my desktop. the one who installed my internet broadband connection placed it there. it contains basic information about my internet connection. i don't like having a lot of icons in my desktop because i wouldn't be able to appreciate my desktop background. and i don't like seeing too many things in my desktop because it would seem so messy.
• China
25 Jun 08
When i have lots of things to do, for the office work, my desktop are full of documents, but i will manage it at the end of the working day, let them back to their home. i have different folder and group to classify and keep useful documents. It is just a habit, isn't it?
@ynigz1 (472)
• China
4 Jun 08
Not to many, but it becomes more and more gradually. I used to manager them after I see it's more.
@JBKnutsen (426)
• Northern Mariana Islands
4 Jun 08
I have 3 rows..