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Ultimate Desktop for Windows

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Key Details of Ultimate Desktop

  • Create random backgrounds and space-saving shortcuts on your desktop.
  • Last updated on July 15, 2015
  • There have been 6 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

Editors' Review

Download.com staff
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.

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.

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Full Specifications

November 16, 2005
Latest update
July 15, 2015
Operating System
Windows XP, Windows 10, Windows ME, Windows 98
Additional Requirements
Windows 98/Me/XP
Total Downloads
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Developer's Description

Create random backgrounds and space-saving shortcuts on your desktop.

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.