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    Desksweeper

    I just downloaded a cool freeware program called Desksweeper Desksweeper It takes all your Desktop Icons and puts them in an Icon shaped like a computer down in the bottom toolbar. One click on that little computer Icon and they pop right back on the Desk Top. Very cool way to keep your desk top clean. It does several other things also.

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    Re: Desksweeper

    I must admit, Cowboy, that for the small 130KB, this lazy <img src=/w3timages/censored.gif alt=censored border=0> finds this quite handy rather than the 6-step right-click > Arrange Icons by > Show Desktop Icons back and forth! <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15>

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    Re: Desksweeper

    Yeah it is pretty cool. You can even remove your Wallpaper, shutdown or restart your computer, open Explorer and minimize all windows from that one little Icon.

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    Re: Desksweeper

    Thanks.... I'll have to give it a try for fun as well. I use that company's "SuperCat" and it is one great program for cataloging all your removable media files, e.g, CDs, Zips, and floppies. It also has a comprehensive search feature, as well as the ability to find duplicates, display the contents of zip files and preview images and more. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Desksweeper

    Hi Cowboy,

    This is not meant to bring your app down, but from Win 98 I can minimize all windows by pressing [winkey+d], which is the same as clicking on the Show Desktop icon that usually rests in the toolbar. To launch Explorer, press [winkey+e]. I'll stick to these because it tickles me to see more than four or five icons in the systray. Yeah, I know the prog is light, but the only thought of more resources being used makes me... aw, forget it.

    It's a good thing to remind shortcuts from time to time <img src=/S/cool.gif border=0 alt=cool width=15 height=15>. Another useful one is [winkey+r] -> Run.
    Hope they'll still work in later Win versions.
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    Re: Desksweeper

    Hi Diegol:
    I haven't tried it yet, but I thought from the description that the utility removed all icons from your desktop & put them back. That's different than minimizing all the open windows so that you can see your desktop. Not sure how much resources it uses, but I may try this weekend to find out. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Desksweeper

    Yes it does remove all Icons from the desktop and put them back in one single click on the Icon in the Systems tray. Also does several other commands. I love it. And I can't tell any difference as for as resources. Its like I never installed anything. It's a very small file. And it will also Minimize all running windows too. You can Shutdown or Restart Computer,Go to Windows Explorer, remove Wallpaper and a few other things just by left clicking on the Icon and choosing that command.

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    Re: Desksweeper

    The least I can do after such a vigorous recommendation is give it a try, right? <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
    I'll report back.
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    Re: Desksweeper

    Hi Cowboy,

    I tried it out, and it's very nice seeing my desktop icons disappear and then pop up again. But I can't find a good use for it: all the files in my desktop are there because either I haven't finished them yet or they are very important ones I permanently use. If they are hidden, when I go to the desktop all I get to see is my wallpaper... <img src=/S/scratch.gif border=0 alt=scratch width=25 height=29> It won't use many resources, though, and is easy to uninstall.

    If you have a good use for hiding all desktop icons, I'd like to know which - and please don't take this as a malicious question, I really believe I might be missing something.

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    Re: Desksweeper

    Your not missing anything. Except the desktop Icons if you like a clean screen. I mean it's kind of like the start button, if you don't mind lots of Icons on your Desktop you really don't need the start button either. Would be faster to just click on the Icon on your desktop instead of having to click start button, programs, or start button, settings. I mean you could really just do away with the start button and system tray. But some people like to have those choices. But are they necessary? No.
    I guess what I'm trying to say is no your not missing anything, no hidden value. Just another choice and something to play with. <img src=/S/drop.gif border=0 alt=drop width=23 height=23> But for me personally. I use some really cool looking Backgrounds that I would rather not have Icons setting on top of all the time when I'm not doing anything on the computer, or just talking on the phone or what ever. I don't use my screen saver hardly ever.

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    Re: Desksweeper

    Don't those backgrounds use up resources??

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    Re: Desksweeper

    Ok. I get your point. Now, as for the Start Button, I believe I have so many apps their icons would never fit in just one desktop <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>.
    The progs I use all the time I'll launch either from my taskbar or via a Windows shortcut. My desktop ain't chock full of stuff... well, occassionally yes, but I try to keep only pending things there and put everything else away. So whenever I have the info to get done with something, it's just winkey+d, toggle using the keyboard arrows till I hilight the wanted icon, press enter, end of it.
    There are few things I find more annoying than screensavers, so I'll just disable it. BTW, I'm running Win 98 in a Celeron PC. Maybe my obsession with resources begins to make sense now, uh? <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Desksweeper

    Phil :Not as much as most Screensavers. Most my Backgrounds are pictures of my bike and things like that don't use much resources. But most Screensavers use more resources then that. But like I said it's just another choice, no big deal. Besides my computer is plenty fast enough to handle most anything I can throw at it. <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>
    My computer is set up for gaming, Runs like a souped up dragster. Overclocked, cooled, and lots of memory.
    Diegol: OK, I can see what you mean with Win98.

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