Darth Wong wrote:
I never really understood the fetish for "clean" or nearly clean desktops. It seems to me that the computer is easiest to use when there's a balance struck between the number of useful tools in open view and the desire for a "clean" (I prefer the word "barren") desktop.
My deskop is only clean like that because I hate a deskop with a plethora of icons. However, that is not to say that the icons are fully hidden. First, on my right is a menubar containing all the shortcuts from the folder 'shortcuts' on my deskop.
All my files and such that I use the most will be under 'Programs', where you'll find such catagories as 'Installs', 'Digital', 'Lightwave', etc. Then its sub-organised; for example, under Digital, you've got 'Images' (i.e. Digital Pics I've taken with my digital camera), and 'Movies' (i.e. taken with my digital camcorder).
Since windows allows you to select a folder/file by typing the first few letters of it, It allows me to navigate to items in about 3 seconds, which is probibally the same time it would take someone to locate an Icon on a deskop with a few hundred on them
Its not really a 'fetish', its just being really organised. Plus, it leaves more room for the deskop pic!