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How to reduce the number of icons on my W7 screen

Posted on 2015-02-16
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On my Windows 7 screen, I have a mass of application icons, shortcuts and folders.

Where else can I locate the application icons or otherwise list them for easy recognition and access?

Help, experts, please.

Gordon
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You can create folders on your desktop and put icons and shortcuts in them.  This is useful for organizing shortcuts by function.  So, you could create a folder on your desktop called "Browsers" and put shortcuts to IE, Firefox, Chrome, etc, in there.
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Excellent, thank you!
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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for Gordon_Atherley's comment #a40612809

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Fast and clear response: exactly what I needed.
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by:Mikkel Sandberg
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Another thing you can try is making links to commonly accessed folders in your Explorer window:
00-explorer-window.pngYou can drag folders (and possibly individual files) into the "Favorites" section of Explorer. This way, you can access it from anywhere and not need to have it on your desktop. It can also make it easier/require fewer clicks to get to a particular folder in your documents.
I do this sometimes when I am working on a project and constantly have to access its folders. Having the link there in Explorer can save a few clicks here and there. Hope this helps speed things up for you :)
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I wanted to accept the answer and grade it 'A'. I missed something, obviously.
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Happy to help, and thanks for the points.
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