Organise your desktop, with Fences

Is your desktop a little cluttered? Are there icons all over the place, sometimes not in an organised way? My desktop sometimes gets that way, especially when I work on various different projects and things. I like to keep it as clean and organised as possible, although it sometimes needs a serious spring-clean. 

You should probably try out Fences, from StarDock – they’ve a number of other useful windows tool and utilities which you can see on their products page

At the moment it is in a public beta form – their final released product, they say, will remain free. The current beta expires at the end of August this year. I’ve just installed it on my laptop and organised my desktop into categorised sections – nice! 


It’s fully customizable as to how you want your fences to look by changing the colour, opacity, whether or not the borded is shown or not. Another nice feature, expecially for screencasting and/or doing demos is if you double click on your desktop it hides all the icons and fences. Double click again and they’re all there again. 


If you do try it out, let me kno what you think in the comments. Note that this is a windows application and will require version 2.0 of the .Net Framework pre-installed.

[via the-How-to-Geek]


8 Responses to “Organise your desktop, with Fences”

  1. I currently have RocketDock with separators to segment my apps. I’ll give this a try. Thanks.

  2. not too bad, not too bad at all. I’ve never used anything like this, so can’t offer comparison, but I think I’ll try it out for a few days and see….

    • @baldricman – let me know later next week after you’ve used it a while – for now I’m just glad my desktop is a little more organised.

      • onelargeprawn Says:

        Just installed it on my work lappy. Not many apps on here, but will work nicely at home methinks. Double-click hides all the icons – nice touch.

  3. Wow .. thanks! This looks very cool. Isn’t it kind of how Windows desktop 9x worked (without the customization)?

  4. It has been too long but I think I meant Windows 3x .. not 9x.

    • @Koukla – yes, we’re giving our age away here – correct, Windows 3.0, 3.1 and 3.11 had exactly that – but as you said, without the funky customizations (and cool transparency).

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