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Be Effective…

Effective Desktop is a set of utilities that allows you to extend your Windows desktop and (the thing I like the most) it allows you to hide your unused system tray icons. I end up with a touchpad icon for the laptop and a LAN connection icon. I don’t care about either one, but have never figured out how to get rid of them – so here is a solution!

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I downloaded this last night, and I really like that it lets me hid the systray items. I think I could get really confused by having multiple desktops to put icons on, though. So I turned that off for the moment 🙂 Thanks for the great rec 🙂

Windows XP does something similar – not the multiple desktops thing (unless you have multiple monitors), but it does hide your inactive tray icons after a short time. I *love* when it does that. You can also specify icons to always hide, always show, or just hide if inactive. Nice features – I always cringe when I look at somebody’s PC and they’ve got about 10 icons down there. 🙂

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