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Anonymous
July 12, 2005 4:25:58 PM

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I have a huge screen (1200x1600 :-) ) and keep lots of in-use files
and shortcuts on the "desktop". It's a great way to work but I find
that sometimes I can't find an object, or I want sort the objects by
date or filetype without rearranging the screen.

I can do a start>explore>Documents and settings>Desktop and see what I
want but there must be an easier way.

Being able to Right Mouse Click on the desktop and being able to pick
a view would be great.

Any suggestions ?



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Anonymous
July 12, 2005 5:37:14 PM

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Drop a shortcut to the desktop directory on the quick launch bar.

Al Dykes wrote:

> I have a huge screen (1200x1600 :-) ) and keep lots of in-use files
> and shortcuts on the "desktop". It's a great way to work but I find
> that sometimes I can't find an object, or I want sort the objects by
> date or filetype without rearranging the screen.
>
> I can do a start>explore>Documents and settings>Desktop and see what I
> want but there must be an easier way.
>
> Being able to Right Mouse Click on the desktop and being able to pick
> a view would be great.
>
> Any suggestions ?
>
>
>
Anonymous
July 13, 2005 2:17:02 AM

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DeskView _might_ help. Note that I've not tested it fully.

http://www.jimcofer.com/geekstuff.htm#Deskview

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"Al Dykes" <adykes@panix.com> wrote in message
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>
> I have a huge screen (1200x1600 :-) ) and keep lots of in-use files
> and shortcuts on the "desktop". It's a great way to work but I find
> that sometimes I can't find an object, or I want sort the objects by
> date or filetype without rearranging the screen.
>
> I can do a start>explore>Documents and settings>Desktop and see what I
> want but there must be an easier way.
>
> Being able to Right Mouse Click on the desktop and being able to pick
> a view would be great.
>
> Any suggestions ?
>
>
>
> --
> a d y k e s @ p a n i x . c o m
>
> Don't blame me. I voted for Gore.
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Anonymous
July 13, 2005 5:36:40 PM

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In article <e5Rb3DxhFHA.4028@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl>,
Bob I <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote:
>Drop a shortcut to the desktop directory on the quick launch bar.
>
>Al Dykes wrote:
>
>> I have a huge screen (1200x1600 :-) ) and keep lots of in-use files
>> and shortcuts on the "desktop". It's a great way to work but I find
>> that sometimes I can't find an object, or I want sort the objects by
>> date or filetype without rearranging the screen.
>>
>> I can do a start>explore>Documents and settings>Desktop and see what I
>> want but there must be an easier way.
>>
>> Being able to Right Mouse Click on the desktop and being able to pick
>> a view would be great.
>>
>> Any suggestions ?
>>
>>

Outstanding. Give that man a cigar.

I make shorcuts all the time. It never occured to me to do this.

Thanks.



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a d y k e s @ p a n i x . c o m

Don't blame me. I voted for Gore.
Anonymous
July 13, 2005 5:36:41 PM

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Glad to be of assistance, have a good day!

Al Dykes wrote:
> In article <e5Rb3DxhFHA.4028@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl>,
> Bob I <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>>Drop a shortcut to the desktop directory on the quick launch bar.
>>
>>Al Dykes wrote:
>>
>>
>>>I have a huge screen (1200x1600 :-) ) and keep lots of in-use files
>>>and shortcuts on the "desktop". It's a great way to work but I find
>>>that sometimes I can't find an object, or I want sort the objects by
>>>date or filetype without rearranging the screen.
>>>
>>>I can do a start>explore>Documents and settings>Desktop and see what I
>>>want but there must be an easier way.
>>>
>>>Being able to Right Mouse Click on the desktop and being able to pick
>>>a view would be great.
>>>
>>>Any suggestions ?
>>>
>>>
>
>
> Outstanding. Give that man a cigar.
>
> I make shorcuts all the time. It never occured to me to do this.
>
> Thanks.
>
>
>
!