By Kim Hyde
Have you ever gone to use someone else’s PC and find their Windows Desktop is cluttered with a `Sea of Shortcuts’? … it can be quite an emotive subject … some can get very particular about their Desktop shortcut arrangements!
But there is an alternative at hand … why not de-clutter your Desktop and use Desktop Toolbars instead! Here is my icon / shortcut – free Desktop brandishing an image from an Inventor Assembly.
If you want to try this yourself, just following the simple steps below:-
- Using Windows Explorer, create a suitably named folder on your C:-drive. As a tip, if you use an underscore (_) at the start of the folder name, it will always appear at the top of the folder list. (For my example here I have created a folder name `_Autodesk_2015’).
- Cut and paste the relative shortcuts from your Desktop into your new folder. (For my example, I have collected all my Autodesk 2015 apps).
- Next, right-click over the Desktop Task Bar and select Toolbars > New Toolbars
From the `New Toolbar – Choose a Folder’ dialog, select your newly created / populated folder.
- Job done! … The Toolbar will appear on the Task Bar. When ready just select the shortcut you need from the pop-up selection.