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    Re: Post your desktop!

    Wow!... Nice and clean... But look at your system tray! That is massive!

    "Among the tales of sorrow and of ruin that come down to us from the darkness of those days there are yet some in which amid weeping there is joy and under the shadow of death light that endures."

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    Re: Post your desktop!

    Its been worse....

    A LOT WORSE

    This was on XP, back in '08
    Post your desktop!-taskbaroverload-png

    This was on 7 but also relatively dated:
    Post your desktop!-overload-1-jpg
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    Re: Post your desktop!

    Why not hide them?

    I have all mine hidden except for alerts and the volume adjuster...

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    Re: Post your desktop!

    I could really care less if my system tray is all the way to my start button.

    It gives me a sense of whats going down and what I have open, even running in background.
    Balalalala.

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    Re: Post your desktop!

    Quote Originally Posted by wishtobeanaussie View Post
    This was on XP, back in '08
    Post your desktop!-taskbaroverload-png

    This was on 7 but also relatively dated:
    Post your desktop!-overload-1-jpg
    Where is Scotty on Windows 7? You had WinPatrol on XP.

    Quote Originally Posted by Laxer View Post
    Why not hide them?

    I have all mine hidden except for alerts and the volume adjuster...
    I have most hidden but want to have a visual confirmation that my A/V, MBAM and WinPatrol are active.


    Take a walk through the "Security Garden" -- Where Everything is Coming up Roses!

    Remember - A day without laughter is a day wasted.
    May the wind sing to you and the sun rise in your heart.

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    Re: Post your desktop!

    Corrine, back then I was experimenting with a lot of software back then.

    Now I just have my Avast A/V
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    Re: Post your desktop!

    Just noticed I have friends in the "too many Desktop icons" club!

    I have...
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    In fact, I have so many that they extend several Desktop widths off the edge of the screen, and are not easily accessible! I must manually browse to the Desktop folder, and then search for them

    I don't. Quicker just to go to All Programs or Program Files.

    All unused but oh so hard to delete

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    Re: Post your desktop!

    Wow, that's a lot.

    I'm the stark opposite with the grand total of 0 icons on my desktop.


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    Re: Post your desktop!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tekno Venus View Post
    Wow, that's a lot.

    I'm the stark opposite with the grand total of 0 icons on my desktop.
    lol, I used to have 0, not even the recycle bin. I ran everything from the taskbar or other means.
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    Re: Post your desktop!

    Zero desktop icons here! I don't see the desktop except when the computer starts/shuts down. What I use frequently is either pinned to the taskbar or a shortcut in the desktop toolbar (in organized folders, of course). Slightly less frequently used program are pinned to the Start Menu. Otherwise, Program Files or a filed away Library Folder.


    Take a walk through the "Security Garden" -- Where Everything is Coming up Roses!

    Remember - A day without laughter is a day wasted.
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    Re: Post your desktop!

    Things will be heck lot better for me once I get my dual monitor back
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    Re: Post your desktop!

    I use my desktop as a working folder sometimes... Right now I have a bunch of icons on mine... 33

    "Among the tales of sorrow and of ruin that come down to us from the darkness of those days there are yet some in which amid weeping there is joy and under the shadow of death light that endures."

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    Re: Post your desktop!

    33 isn't bad. Tho that depends on your monitor res.
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    Re: Post your desktop!

    Quote Originally Posted by wishtobeanaussie View Post
    33 isn't bad. Tho that depends on your monitor res.
    Usually it's 1... The recycle bin...

    "Among the tales of sorrow and of ruin that come down to us from the darkness of those days there are yet some in which amid weeping there is joy and under the shadow of death light that endures."

    J.R.R. Tolkien - The Silmarillion

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    Re: Post your desktop!

    LOL, Yea my XP computer had just the recycle bin.

    I always find it funny how it never stays alone for long.
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    Re: Post your desktop!

    Pretty soon, half of the files on my desktop will be ending up in the recycle bin! The rest will be "Put away".

    "Among the tales of sorrow and of ruin that come down to us from the darkness of those days there are yet some in which amid weeping there is joy and under the shadow of death light that endures."

    J.R.R. Tolkien - The Silmarillion

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    Re: Post your desktop!

    Repeat after me:
    Ctrl+A,
    Delete

    :P
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    Re: Post your desktop!

    Quote Originally Posted by wishtobeanaussie View Post
    Repeat after me:
    Ctrl+A,
    Delete

    :P
    Nope lol, 'repeat after me':
    1) Click 'No' (A confirmation will come up after you press DELETE)
    You could also retrieve/restore everything from the recycle bin even afterwards

    Do this instead:
    1) Ctrl + A
    2) Shift + Delete
    3) Enter

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    Re: Post your desktop!

    I thought the recycle bin is where you store all of those important documents....

    "Among the tales of sorrow and of ruin that come down to us from the darkness of those days there are yet some in which amid weeping there is joy and under the shadow of death light that endures."

    J.R.R. Tolkien - The Silmarillion

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    Re: Post your desktop!

    My latest, minimalistic desktop! And yes, for one of the rare times, I have an icon on my desktop!

    Post your desktop!-desktop-jpg


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