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Two desktop arrangements on a W98 pc?


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wdc202

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To clean up the cluttered desktop on my IBM Aptiva W98 pc ….. I would like to have a “normal” desktop with just a half-dozen icons (of my “common” sites, (Foxfire, Word, OE, etc.)plus one other,“Other Sites”, that would bring up all my other, rarely-used icons.

It sound like it should be doable, but I don’t see how.

Would appreciate some help. Thank you.
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You can create a new folder on the desktop, call it “Other Sites”, and drag your icons into it.

Right click the desktop and go to New then New folder and name this new folder Other Sites. Hold down the Ctrl key and select the icons you wish to move to your new folder. Right click one of the highlighted icons and drag it to the Other Sites folder and release the right mouse button. Select Move here and your icons are now in the Other Sites folder.
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As easy as that! Done. Thank you so much.
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Your very welcome, glad I could help. :)
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Another little tip if you don't want to minimize your open apps with Windows key + M or the "Show Desktop" Icon in lower right, is to right-click the Task Bar and uncheck the "Lock the Taskbar". Right-click Taskbar again, scroll to "Toolbars" and check "Desktop". All you Desktop items will then be accessible as folders/files. The folders will slide out on mouseover. If you haven't done so, you can also add the "Quick Launch" on the left side plus other useful ones like the "Links".
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