Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!


Click here to return to the 'How to arrange a messy desktop on a one-time basis' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
How to arrange a messy desktop on a one-time basis
Authored by: stokessd on Jan 16, '08 09:09:16AM

Is it just me or is the solution obvious: Don't be such a slob...



[ Reply to This | # ]
How to arrange a messy desktop on a one-time basis
Authored by: mwayne on Jan 16, '08 10:38:12AM

I support 20 users in a business environment. To say that a number of them have messy desktops is an understatement. Literally dozens and dozens of file - some organized, some haphazard. Every time I try to get them to put files in the appropriate place in their Documents Folder, or on the Server, I get the proverbial "F Off" - albeit in less vulgar terms.

There are utilities to make the Desktop invisible, or change permissions so they can't write to it, but I'd have a revolt on my hands



[ Reply to This | # ]
How to arrange a messy desktop on a one-time basis
Authored by: woodgie on Jan 16, '08 11:35:06AM

It is, hence my ending sentence.

However, some people work in... less than optimal ways. I even had one client who insisted on keeping important documents in the trash. His reasoning? "I MIGHT want to throw them away at some stage."

Until he lost a database of customer names and addresses, that is...

The thing is, that you can advise people on the best way to do things but at the end of the day, unless you're a corporate IT department you'll have a hell of a hard time laying down the law, even then it's not exactly easy.



[ Reply to This | # ]
TIAN!
Authored by: rwmitchell on Jan 16, '08 11:48:42AM
I even had one client who insisted on keeping important documents in the trash. His reasoning? "I MIGHT want to throw them away at some stage."
My gosh! That is pure genius! Why wait? Throw everything away now and save the trouble of doing it later. This takes every self-help how-to-get-organized guide to the extreme! I'm speechless. That's going to be my new motto: TIAN - throw it away now

[ Reply to This | # ]