Fences is a free program from Stardock that helps you organize your desktop, and can hide your icons when they’re not in use.
A Fence, a term coined by this program, is an icon group on your desktop. Fences is an add-on to your desktop, not a replacement.
Using Fences, you can clean & your desktop by creating shaded areas which become movable and sizable containers for your icons. Double click blank spaces on your desktop and all your fences will fade out, and back.
Basic Features of the free version:
- Rope off your desktop -Fences allows you to create shaded areas on your desktop that you can place icons in. You can label them however you wish, and move/resize them anywhere on the desktop. Pre-included layouts help speed the process for new users.
- See your wallpaper again! Quickly hide & show all your icons with an easy double-click – Double click blank space on your desktop, and all your icons will fade out. Double click again, and they’ll return. We think this feature is so useful and unique, that we’ve applied for a patent on it. You can even pick icons and individual Fences to exclude!
- Create snapshots, and have automatic scaling – Take and restore snapshots of your Fence layouts for backup, or for when you are doing different tasks. Change your resolultion for playing games and Fences will keep them in the same relative spots. In the Pro version of Fences, the “snapshot” feature has been enhanced to automatically take and keep recent snapshots on hand, ensuring your desktop layout never gets lost.
UPDATE: It is no longer free. take a look at these free tools to organize Windows 10 desktop.