Your computer desktop is such a handy spot to dump files, folders, images and installers that it can quickly become a total mess and near impossible to navigate. This week we’re giving you our top tips on how to organise your desktop so it is more usable.
Firstly, go through the files on your desktop and put the ones you have no further use for in the trash. This usually applies to screenshots, images you’ve downloaded and installers that are no longer of use.
Next, find the files you want to keep but you don’t need regular access to. Move these into appropriately named folders on your computer. You can create folders that suit your needs, such as ‘research screenshots’ or ‘website design ideas’.
Instead of cluttering up your desktop with shortcuts you can place programmes on your Start Menu for easy access. To do this simply right click the Taskbar, choose ‘Properties’, click on the ‘Start Menu’ tab and uncheck both the check boxes for storing recently opened programs and files in the start menu.
Next, pin the programmes you use regularly to your Start Menu by opening the Start Menu, searching for and finding the programmes one by one, right click on them and choose ‘Pin to start menu’.
You can then click ‘Customise’ under the Start Menu tab in the Properties Window to change the size of your icons etc.
Finally, remove the programme shortcut icons from your desktop by dragging them to your recycling and access them from your Start Menu from now on.