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Author Topic: Desktop Icon/Folder Corral Utility Needed  (Read 3544 times)

ragnar01

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Desktop Icon/Folder Corral Utility Needed
« on: November 15, 2007, 02:39:02 PM »
I'm trying to figure out some ways of organizing my desktop that contains lots of files, shortcuts to folders, shortcuts to programs.

This has sort of been discussed before but not quite what I have in mind.

I'm looking for a Desktop Icon Utility/Launchbar that would (hopefully) do some/all of the following.

IconCorrals - free floating icon toolbar/corrals that could be set up to show a number of icon w/ or without text labels. WXP free floating toolbar sort of works but too often disappears or moves around and isn't really reliable. Ideally the icons could be set to any size using appropriate links to image files and the corral size and location could be locked. Idea is to be able to put program or command line shortcuts into theme specific "areas" - ie music area, backup area, database reports area. I know I could use something like FARR but my mind is more visually oriented...

FolderCorral - rectangular area that could be locked for size and location, containing folders or shortcuts to folders - allow drag and drop of files for copying or moving. Moving the cursor over the folder would pop up a folder/list/icon view from which you could click to select and open/act on a file/shortcut.

Corrals could be edited/modified by dragging and dropping program or folder shortcuts or folders.

Do my ramblings make sense? Does anyone have any suggestions for something that would help me get a handle on my messy virtual desktop?

Thanks for any input.

ragnar 

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Re: Desktop Icon/Folder Corral Utility Needed
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2007, 02:46:20 PM »
You ramblings make more sense than you can imagine. If i understand you correctly, there are tons of programs that do that already! Any normal launchbar should have most of the stuff you ask.

You're looking for a launchbar, here are some examples:
mouser's launchbar commander
yz's dock

Also, check out a search on our forum for launchbars:
http://www.donationc...ch2;search=launchbar

sri

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Re: Desktop Icon/Folder Corral Utility Needed
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2007, 08:27:01 PM »
http://www.8start.com/

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Re: Desktop Icon/Folder Corral Utility Needed
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2008, 07:13:34 PM »
8start is great, especially since it is relatively new and the developer, Andy Goh, is still working hard on it.

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Re: Desktop Icon/Folder Corral Utility Needed
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2008, 08:32:08 AM »
You might want to look at Direct Folders. It can be a little fiddly to set up, but I foind it extremely useful. :Thmbsup:

http://www.codesecto...om/directfolders.php