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by   / October 17, 2013

TAGO-Fences helps you tidy up your desktop by grouping icons, folders, and files by type in expandable, customizable windows known as Fences. You can drag and pin Fences anywhere and show or hide them almost instantly. TAGO-Fences automatically adds new stuff to the right folders and hides icons you don't use often. Double-clicking restores and hides your regular desktop, so you don't have to change a thing to use TAGO-Fences. It's a neat idea that works pretty well in action, once you get used to it.

The first step is to create your Fences. It's easy: TAGO-Fences does it for you. Except for their Title Bars, all Fences are essentially identical: semi-transparent, customizable, and easy to resize and pin. You can change their background color, preferences, hot keys, and more by right-clicking the system tray icon and clicking Fences Settings. TAGO-Fences grouped our stuff in Shortcuts, Folders, Documents, and Other, in one view, and Pictures and New Fence in another. A pair of round buttons pinned to the center of our desktop's bottom edge toggled between views. We could rearrange and resize our Fences with a click, too, which is helpful if you lose track. The "Show Desktop" button in Windows dropped our Fences along with everything else. Clicking "Ctrl+Alt+F" hides and shows Fences, while punching "Ctrl+Alt+H" replicates the double-click command to hide and restore your full desktop. Hot keys are customizable, of course.

As with most desktop enhancements, TAGO-Fences takes some getting used to, though it's intuitive enough once you do. We like the ability to minimize Fences to their Title Bars and mouse over to view the contents, and also uncovering the regular desktop quickly. Our idea of a clean desktop typically means no widgets or enhancements, but we could learn to like TAGO-Fences' way of doing things.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.5

Version 2.5: Uninstall from add/remove programs; Enable Title Bar Positioning; Enable/Disable Fence re-size; Enable changing item size; Enable Setting the number of pages; General bug fixes.

General

Publisher TAGO-Solutions
Publisher web site https://www.TAGO-Solutions.com
Release Date July 29, 2013
Date Added September 29, 2013
Version 2.5

Category

Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows Me/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements .Net Framework 2.0

Download Information

File Size 1.43MB
File Name TAGO-Fences-Setup.exe

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Total Downloads 18,374
Downloads Last Week 132

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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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