Windows 10: Less clutter on the desktop Solved

  1. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       04 Mar 2018 #1

    Less clutter on the desktop

    Hi Everybody,

    I wonder if someone can help me figure this out.

    I use several desktop icons on a rather cluttered desktop. What I would really like to do is have a single icon that, when selected will open a sub-container that will list a 7 of my graphics program. Another icon would open yet again another sub-container with my 5 writing tools.

    ect and ect.

    Can this arrangement be done?

    Many Thanks,
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  2. Kari's Avatar
    Posts : 15,011
    Windows 10 Pro
       04 Mar 2018 #2

    Right click an empty spot on desktop, select New > Folder:

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    Name the new folder as you wish, move desktop shortcuts to it. For instance, name one new folder as GFX Tools, another as Writing Tools and so on.

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  3. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 8,809
    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       04 Mar 2018 #3

    in addition, for quick access you may then like to add the folder(s) to the taskbar as custom toolbars.
    Option Four in this tutorial.

    Add Toolbars to Taskbar in Windows 10
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  4. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       04 Mar 2018 #4

    Thanks, Kari. Issue Resolved
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  5.    04 Mar 2018 #5

    As Kari mentioned, I make a new folder and put all the program icons in it, this way I only have three icons on the desktop, recycle bin, programs folder and a game I'm currently playing.
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  6.    05 Mar 2018 #6

    Another possibility is to use the third-party program Fences. It lets you organize your desktop into panes of icons.

    Fences : Software from Stardock
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