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How do you organize your desktop/file system?

#1ajko000Posted 8/26/2013 6:40:40 PM
Commonly used programs are on Start Menu and Taskbar. Games are only on Taskbar. Libraries and Directories are accessed through the Start Menu section for them. Miscellaneous programs/apps/directories/file systems are placed on the desktop as shortcuts only, and they are often stored in their most fitting library. I don't like anything but shortcuts on the desktop, excluding the Recycle Bin of course.
#2TheFeshPincePosted 8/26/2013 6:43:28 PM
Desktop only has Recycle Bin. Steam, Origin, Chrome, Firefox, and File Manager pinned to task bar. My most used programs pinned to Start Menu. Everything else is organized in the full Start Menu.
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#3DragnfyrPosted 8/26/2013 6:48:43 PM
Desktop has nothing. Commonly used apps in dock.
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#4GreenMage7Posted 8/26/2013 6:49:19 PM
http://i.imgur.com/zxScvuU.jpg

Everything important is pinned in Control Panel and File Explorer. There's not really any need to organize that much, all you have to do is hit the Windows key and start typing. It's been that way for a while.
#5SavageDonzillaPosted 8/26/2013 6:55:20 PM
My desktop has Recycle Bin, shortcut to media HDD, widgets for clock, Core Temp and Pandora. I have IE & Chrome pinned to taskbar. That's it.
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#6Golden MavenPosted 8/26/2013 6:56:59 PM
Desktop is empty. Taskbar has most commonly used programs. Start Screen has frequently used programs.

In explorer, I have commonly used folders under "favourites", but I don't have direct shortcuts to these folders.
#7Born LuckyPosted 8/26/2013 7:04:21 PM
All my most commonly used games, files, programs, etc., are in those 5 speaker icons at the top.

http://imageshack.us/a/img706/2191/o7g5.png
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#8BDSMPosted 8/26/2013 7:11:17 PM
http://i41.tinypic.com/34q3eoh.jpg

First 3 are the only one I keep in order.
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#9macmahon187Posted 8/26/2013 7:12:32 PM
I always bring back the quick launch bar and make it one step bigger and have all my favorite programs and hd short cuts there. Also I'm able to have my "show desktop" button back to the left side of the screen. But yeah only recycle bin and my computer on desktop.
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#10arleasPosted 8/26/2013 7:27:18 PM
Anything I use on an everyday basis is pinned to the taskbar, anything I use on a regular basis is a shortcut on the desktop, and anything I use semi-regularly is on the start menu... Also if I don't use the shortcuts for a long while, I put it in a folder of shortcuts so it's out of sight but easily returned to the desktop if I get back to using it more often.

I could probably leave out everything I use on the desktop and just do it that way, but for whatever reason, I like to have only a few icons on the desktop at any given time. More than two columns of icons on a monitor drives me nuts
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