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Author Topic: N.A.N.Y 2022: Desktop Maid  (Read 1633 times)

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N.A.N.Y 2022: Desktop Maid
« on: December 06, 2021, 04:12 AM »
Application NameDesktop Maid
Version1.0.0.6
Short Description Keep your desktop clean of unwanted shortcuts!
Supported OSes   Windows 10
Prerequisites   .NET 5.0 (Desktop Runtime)
Download   Download Link
Author   GrumpyCoder

Description
Don't you hate it when newly installed/updated applications ruin your pristine desktop with their filthy shortcuts without your permission?  :mad:
Are you tired of manually deleting said shortcuts off your desktop over and over again?   :'(
Introducing "Desktop Maid", the clever little application that will keep your desktop clean once and for all!  :Thmbsup:

  • It will automatically monitor your desktop and move any newly detected shortcuts into its "JunkBin" folder where they will remain out of sight until you choose otherwise.
  • Did I mention that "Desktop Maid" is clever? That's right, it will only get rid of shortcut files and will not touch anything else.
  • You can always restore and exclude any shortcuts that it "deleted" so you can keep your desktop exactly the way you like it!
  • What are you waiting for? Download now!!  :P


History
1.0.0.0
 - Initial release

1.0.0.1
 - Exclusions are now stored in an XML file (DesktopMaid.xml) for portability.

1.0.0.2
 - The application is now a single instance only (as it should be).
 - Added support to monitor both the user's desktop and the public (all users) desktop.

1.0.0.3
 - New (more fitting) icon.
 - Added (Exit) context menu to the tray icon.

1.0.0.4
 - Added new settings tab.
 - Added customizable option to monitor most common shortcuts (lnk, url, and appref-ms).
 - Minimize to tray and minimize to tray on startup are no separated.
 - Monitoring the all users (public) desktop is now optional (enabled by default).
 - You can now show a small counter to represent the number of shortcuts in the junk list on the tray icon.
 - Added exception logging.

1.0.0.5
 - Added option to add the application to Windows startup (for lazy folks).

1.0.0.6
 - Minor improvements

DM1006.gifN.A.N.Y 2022: Desktop Maid

« Last Edit: January 21, 2022, 01:08 AM by GrumpyCoder »

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Re: N.A.N.Y 2021: Desktop Maid
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2021, 05:28 AM »
Your title should say 2022, in 2021 we create NANY 2022 entries Fixed 8)
« Last Edit: December 06, 2021, 10:20 AM by Ath »

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Re: N.A.N.Y 2022: Desktop Maid
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2021, 05:30 AM »
[object Object]

Fixed, thanks.

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Re: N.A.N.Y 2022: Desktop Maid
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2021, 07:47 PM »
Thanks for your submission Grumpy, I tried it out, very cool
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Re: N.A.N.Y 2022: Desktop Maid
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2021, 10:13 PM »
[object Object]

You're welcome. I'm glad you liked it.  ;)

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Re: N.A.N.Y 2022: Desktop Maid
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2022, 03:46 PM »
It tastes well
 :-* :P :P

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Re: N.A.N.Y 2022: Desktop Maid
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2022, 10:48 PM »
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If you say so. I never "tasted" an application before.  :huh:

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Re: N.A.N.Y 2022: Desktop Maid
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2022, 04:20 PM »
If you say so. I never "tasted" an application before.  :huh:

You're missing out! You haven't lived until you've tasted an application. ;) :P

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Re: N.A.N.Y 2022: Desktop Maid
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2022, 08:47 PM »
Probar means to try something new, try on, taste and test.

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Re: N.A.N.Y 2022: Desktop Maid
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2022, 02:08 AM »
If you say so. I never "tasted" an application before.  :huh:

You're missing out! You haven't lived until you've tasted an application. ;) :P
They make great appetizers.  8)

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Re: N.A.N.Y 2022: Desktop Maid
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2022, 07:22 AM »
Windows 10
It's not recognising the .NET install:

Screenshot - 5 Jan 2022 , 14_12_47.pngN.A.N.Y 2022: Desktop Maid

I still get this message (even after a reboot):

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DesktopMaid.exe
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To run this application, you must install .NET.
The framework 'Microsoft.WindowsDesktop.App', version '5.0.0' was not found.
Would you like to download it now?
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Yes   No   
---------------------------
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Re: N.A.N.Y 2022: Desktop Maid
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2022, 01:07 AM »
It's not recognising the .NET install

It's possible that you need to install the Desktop Runtime specific version of .NET 5.
I updated the original post to clarify this.
« Last Edit: January 06, 2022, 01:31 AM by GrumpyCoder »

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Re: N.A.N.Y 2022: Desktop Maid
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2022, 07:47 AM »
It's not recognising the .NET install

It's possible that you need to install the Desktop Runtime specific version of .NET 5.
I updated the original post to clarify this.
thanks -- I used that version of NET on a second machine and it works fine :up:

I guess I'll have to uninstall the NET on the first machine before installing that version. Will let you know how it goes when I get around to it.

Thanks for the programme -- for the last few years I've been keeping a clean desktop, and this makes it really easy :up:
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Re: N.A.N.Y 2022: Desktop Maid
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2022, 08:24 AM »
thanks -- I used that version of NET on a second machine and it works fine :up:

I guess I'll have to uninstall the NET on the first machine before installing that version. Will let you know how it goes when I get around to it.

Thanks for the programme -- for the last few years I've been keeping a clean desktop, and this makes it really easy :up:

I'm glad it worked out and that you found it useful.
I'm open for suggestions if you have any ideas/enhancements.  :)

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Re: N.A.N.Y 2022: Desktop Maid
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2022, 08:06 AM »
Awesome program!  Thanks very much.

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Re: N.A.N.Y 2022: Desktop Maid
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2022, 08:08 AM »
Awesome program!  Thanks very much.

I'm glad you found it useful.
You're most welcome.