Automatically organize your desktop shortcuts and icons with Fences


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  • Review by

    Marian Marinescu

  • Operating System

    Windows 10 / Windows 11

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Fences help you organize your PC by automatically placing your shortcuts and icons into resizable shaded areas on your desktop called fences. Its many customization features are what make this app the world's most popular Windows desktop enhancement.

Fences eliminate desktop clutter with adjustable fenced areas that organize desktop objects into logical groups for quick access. Over 5 million users around the world rely on the app every day to keep their PC desktops organized for quick and easy access to their programs and files they use most. The new tool features will now keep frequently used folders visible and organized on the desktop by creating a fence from any folder.

Customization options direct Fences to automatically place new icons in designated fenced areas. Additionally, a simple double click can hide or unhide all fence groups revealing an unobstructed view of the desktop.

Features and Highlights

Section off your desktop
It enables you to create shaded areas on your desktop that you can place icons into called fences. You can label them however you wish as well as move or resize them anywhere on the desktop.

Desktop Pages
Create multiple pages of fences on your desktop and quickly swipe between them. To change to a different desktop page, just take your mouse cursor to the edge of your screen and click and drag. Then a new page of fences will be displayed. This feature provides greater control over how you can organize favorite programs, documents, websites, and more.

Desktop Quick-hide
Instantly clean up your desktop. Double-click any blank space on your desktop and your icons will fade out. Double-click again and they will return. You can even pick icons and individual fences to exclude.

Automatic desktop organization
Define rules for how your icons are arranged on your desktop and the app will automatically sort new icons into the fences you have chosen based on your rules.

Folder portals
It can act as a portal to any folder on your PC. For example, your documents or pictures folders can be mirrored onto your desktop as a fence enabling quick access to their contents without adding clutter to your desktop.

Customize your Desktop
Quickly personalize the labels, background colors, and transparency of your fences from the easy to use configuration menu.

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What's new in this version:

- Fixes folder portals for people with "Open Explorer Windows in a Separate Process" Windows option set + "allow navigation" enable
- Fixes "inter-Fence distance" setting being cut off on Win11 @ DPI 100%
- Prepped for localization
- Improved "Load Snapshot" functionality to allow snapshots to be resilient to monitor IDs changes between when the snapshot was saved vs loaded

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