Today's topic is keeping your desktop clean.
If you're a Windows user, chances are you've probably got a lot of icons on your desktop.  Don't be ashamed to admit it, because once upon a time, yours truly had a lot of icons on his desktop.   But then I got an idea.  I noticed that the desktop was taking longer and longer to load up, and my computer performance was going way down.  I tried everything.  Running disk clean up, doing a defragmentation, the whole works.

Then, a good friend asked why I had so many items on my desktop?  He then explained that the OS has to process all those shortcuts, which in turn will afffect your performance.

"So what's the solution?" you ask.  Well, here's what I do.  I create folders.  Each folder has a specific purpose.  Games, Internet programs, PC utilities, you name it I made a folder for it.

In Windows XP, you right-click, then mouse over to New, then Folder and click with the left mouse button.  Then you type the name of the folder, (For example, Games for games that you have shortcuts to.)  Then after you create the folder, just drag each corresponding shortcut to the appropriate folder and drop it in.   It's that simple.  Vista and Windows 7 users should be able to do the same thing.

No videos this week, but if anyone has a question, feel free to contact me.
Shirley Anderson
7/13/2010 12:53:25

Didn't know this! Thanks computer guy!

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