There are dozens of quotes that express something along the lines of “disorganization is a sign of intelligence.”
Well, if that’s true, then my computer is evidence that I’m a dang genius. Don't let the image below fool you - this is definitely an 'after' shot.
Fences has a lot of fantastic features to help with desktop organization (and, admittedly, I don’t take advantage of them as well as I should). I’ve just recently started exploring folder portals, and when I actually bother to set one up, it’s pretty great.
A folder portal lets you take a folder and create a Fence on the desktop that directly links to the contents of that folder. This is awesome for a few reasons. One, I don’t have to go digging through Explorer windows to find the folder I need, and two, I don’t have to clutter my desktop with a bunch of folders so that I can get to them easily. Now, they’re all contained in their own tidily fenced in areas.
There are a few different ways you can go about setting up a folder portal:
- Right-click and drag on your desktop like you would for creating a normal fence. You’ll see a “folder portal” option appear.
- Right-click a folder and create the folder portal from there.
- Hold the Alt key while dragging/dropping a folder to your desktop.
If you decide that your folder portal isn't useful anymore and want to get rid of it, no problem - that's easy! Just click the 'X' in the upper right of the Fence and select "Remove this Folder Portal." Voila! No more portal.
Good luck with your New Year’s organizing!