Ultimate Desktop

By Ultimate Desktop Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
This small freebie lets you organize shortcuts into one desktop drop-down menu, though you'll need to pay attention during setup. Ultimate Desktop isn't launched from the Start menu or system tray; instead, it's set up in Windows' Display Properties as a desktop background option. You should see the day and time in the upper middle of your screen; if not, try refreshing the desktop. You'll find a few shortcuts to Notepad and Google maps already offered in Ultimate Desktop's pull-down menu. Just choose Open uDesktop to add shortcuts to Web sites, files, folders, programs, or even scripts. Additionally, you can set Ultimate Desktop to change desktop wallpaper at chosen intervals and easily add your favorite images to its wallpaper list. Backup data and JavaScripts for automating some tasks can be found and stored under the program's uScript tab. Ultimate Desktop offers any user quick access to favorite files and more.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 7.2

  • There are a lot of improvements over 7.1 including wallpaper transition effects, menu sorting, improved look and feel and more. See the uDesktop version road map to see what else is new.


Release November 8, 2008
Date Added November 16, 2005
Version 7.2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/XP


Total Downloads 21,167
Downloads Last Week 0
Report Software

Related Software

Start Menu 8

Free to try
Start Menu 8

Classic Shell

Classic Shell


Free to try

Desktop Calendar

Desktop Calendar

User Reviews

10 User Votes
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star

Developer's Description

uDesktop runs on your active desktop. Save room and get rid of icon clutter on your desktop by adding all your shortcuts and links to an easily accessed drop down menu. Your links can be to programs, folders, files, websites, or the new customized uScripts. Add all your favorite pictures as desktop wallpaper. Wallpaper can be randomly displayed every time your desktop reloads, or at your chosen time interval. It can be stretched, centered, or tiled. uDesktop looks great and is very easy to use. It has been completely redesigned and rewritten to better suit your desktop needs.

Version 7.2 features new wallpaper transition effects, menu sorting, new user preferences, more wallpaper cycle intervals, more wallpaper position types, improved look and feel.

Get the best price on everything

Shop your favorite products and we’ll find the best deal with a single click. Designed to make shopping easier.