The computer desktop, the main graphical user interface that we see when we start our PC’s… The desktop is harbor for icons, windows, toolbars, folders, files, wallpapers and the occasional widget. I have found that many people keep numerous icons on their desktops as a convenient launching point for their favorite programs. Personally I like to keep my desktop completely clean (no icons).
If you are a desktop junkie, currently with 15 or more icons on your desktop, and you want to add some pizazz to your desktop, then take a look at MyCoolDeskTop. As I mentioned, I maintain a clean desktop interface; however, I ran across MyCoolDeskTop, installed it, loaded my desktop up with icons, tested it and found it does work; therefore, I thought let me put it out there for somebody’s use. My conclusion on this was, use a small icon setting and you should have more than 15 icons on your desktop in order to get the full effect of the shapes.
What is cool about this FREE application is that it will automatically take your icons and arrange them in many different shapes and styles. As a matter of fact you can select from 27 different shapes in 5 categories with the ability to save and restore your selected layouts at the click of the mouse.
My Cool Desktop key features :
- 27 different shapes grouped in 5 categories
- save and restore multiple desktop layouts, save and load with 1-click
Full control of your desktop layout :
- set height and width of selected shape
- set space between desktop icons
- move your icons layout anywhere on the screen – includes auto-centering
- increase/decrease the size of your shape
- minimization to system tray
- opening on system Start Up (starts with Windows)
Important: You have to Disable Align to Grid and Auto arrange for Desktop icons in order to let My Cool Desktop control your desktop items position :
For Windows XP users: Right click on Desktop, select Arrange by and uncheck Align to Grid and Auto arrange, if they are checked
For Windows Vista/7 users: Right click on Desktop, select View and uncheck Align to Grid and Auto arrange, if they are checked
IMPORTANT: At least 15 icons on desktop required, more than 25 recommended
Windows 2000/ME/XP/Vista or 7 operating systems
400 Mhz processor
64 MB of RAM
5 MB of Disk Space
1024 X 768 or higher resolution