[v3.1.0] Fences – Desktop shortcuts & icons automatic organizer

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Stardock‘s Fences can be regarded as one favorite of computer users with OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder). If you’re used to place many files or shortcuts on desktop, then Fences is absolutely a good helper should not be missed. It can reorganize your desktop icons in a perfect order, thus greatly improve your daily work efficiency.

As an automatic desktop icons grouping & classifying software, Fences can create multiple independent and customizable (group, block, location, size, color, appearance, etc.) translucent fences or containers, where it will intelligently, automatically organize all icons (of files, shortcuts) on your desktop.

Simply speaking, Fences can keep us keep our desktop clean, beautiful, neat and orderly, so that make sure it won’t look like a mess any more. And don’t worry, Fences doesn’t replace your existing desktop, its essence is just an additional widget attached to the desktop.

// Key Features //

  • Use your desktop to organize all of your stuff
  • Make your desktop a portal to your files
  • Create fences on your desktop
  • Hide/show desktop icons with a click
  • Access contents of any folder in a “fence” on the desktop
  • Swipe to access multiple screens of “fences”
  • Automatically organize icons based on name, type or other criteria
  • Customize the color, look and feel of your “fences”

// Official Demo Video //

// System Requirements //

  • Windows 7+
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0+

// Edition Statement //

AppNee provides the Stardock Fences full installers, unlocked files and unlock patches for Windows 32-bit & 64-bit.

// Installation Notes //

for v3.0.9+:

  1. Install Fences, and exit program completely
  2. Copy the unlock patch to installation folder, run it as administrator and apply it
  3. Save the ‘pointer‘ file in the same folder to go on
  4. Restart computer to complete the patching process
  5. Done

*** Don’t install more than one Stardock product at the same time before restarting your Windows.

for v2.1.2:

  1. Install Fences
  2. Make sure it’s not running
  3. Copy the 3 unlocked files (SDActivate.exe, sddlc.dll and sddlc64.dll) to Fences’s installation directory and overwrite
  4. Run and apply patch
  5. Done (a restart may be required)

// Tips //

An interesting feature: double-click on desktop, you can hide all icons; double-click on desktop again, they can show again.

// Download URLs //

Version Download Size
v1.0.1 reserved n/a
v2.1.2 reserved 12.6 MB
v3.1.0 10.0 MB


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