Type of Program: Desktop Utility
Supported Platforms: Windows 95/98/NT/2000
Company Name: Greatis Software
Price: $17.95 U.S.
Installed Size: 1.4 KB
Desktop Keeper is made to protect your computer's desktop organization YOUR way ... protection from other people or from Windows' own reorganization. You can set a "hot-key" or password to lock your desktop, close or minimize open windows with a mouse-click, or switch between windows with a double-click, launch your screensaver, and many other nifty tricks.
I downloaded and installed the program uneventfully. The program loads as an icon in your system tray that resembles the Windows Desktop icon, except the mousepad is yellow (instead of Windows' blue). A right-click on the icon brings up a tall menu from which you can access all of Desktop Keeper's features, as well as the Help file.
In "Settings", I was able to load a shortcut to my Start menu which allows me to access Windows "Control Panel" without the usual several motions ("Start, Settings, Control Panel" ... now becomes "Start, Control Panel"). Accessing "Add/Remove Programs", a motion that I use quite frequently, is much easier!
I enjoyed "Desktop Keeper", and I think you will, too. It takes some time to get used to and reading to configure, but it's time well spent.
Ease of Installation
Reviewed by Angelene
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