Friday, April 10, 2009

A Bit of Mindless Fun

The mailleman found a new tool - or rather a new toy in the form of "Desktop Icon Toy".

For the next 5 hours & 38 minutes this little time waster is available free from "Giveaway of the Day".

For those of you that like to play with your desktop item layouts - or find it frustrating that for some reason your desktop shortcuts never seem to be where you last saw them, this is the tool for you!

It can make those mundane tidy rows transform into pretty patterns - or the shortcut icons bounce when you hover over them. It can also completely hide the usual text that accompanies the icons...useful, unless you have a whole load of folders on your desktop!! ;o)

In order to properly play with it, & have as much fun as the mailleman appeared to be having - I had to add a whole load of shortcuts to my normally 'sparse' desktop. I tend to only display the shortcut icons that I use frequently, preferring a fast loading at startup & a tidy desktop.

The normal "Deb" Desktop

After adding a few extra shortcut icons

Let the 'shape fun begin!

There is a variety of hearts....

and stars to choose from, as well as a plethora of other shapes.

I am kind of partial to the spiral.

This is the mailleman's favourite - a working clock!

But the thing that I really liked was that when I restored my desktop to it's former simplified glory (or lack thereof!) - I could hide the text!!!

No I wasn't bored (who has time for that?) - but at times I am very easily amused ;o)


rosebud101 said...

Now, that's fun! Thanks for the link!

angelinabeadalina said...

Oooh, I likey the spiral one best, too! Of course, even if I figure out how to use this, I'll be screwed when I try to go back to my plainjane desktop. Thanks for letting me have vicarious techno-adventures!