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Sliding Desktop Icons

Icons that slowly slide down to the bottom of the screen.
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A cool option for computer displays would be to have them slide down to the bottom of the screen over time. This would have to happen extremely slowly, of course; I'm thinking maybe a millimeter per hour. Of course, different icons would slide down at different rates; programs containing more information would be "heavier" and therefore slide faster. Alternatively, larger icons could simply be heavier. Optionally, the sliding symbols could leave behind a sticky visible residue that causes the cursor to move a bit slower when it passes over the trail.

This would humanize the desktop a bit, and also force people to give the icons a bit of attention so they don't end up in a pile at the bottom of the display. Or you could just let the icons slowly shift at the bottom of the screen and crystallize into the most efficient pattern...

DrWorm, Nov 27 2009

Free desktop clutter program http://www.stardock.com/products/fences/
[leinypoo13, Nov 27 2009]

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       Go the whole hog and turn the icons into tetrominoes...
<cue Russian dancers>
Jinbish, Nov 27 2009
  

       Nice +
xenzag, Nov 27 2009
  

       This would really help me. I currently have 410 items on my desktop and they desperately need sorted out.
pocmloc, Nov 27 2009
  

       Sorting is so last millenium. These days you just tag and search...So I'm told.
Jinbish, Nov 27 2009
  

       Search is old hat. Just rely on the norman wisdom of crowds to tell you what you're looking for.
Ian Tindale, Nov 27 2009
  

       I want desktop icon space invaders.   

       //and also force people to give the icons a bit of attention so they don't end up in a pile at the bottom of the display.   

       [+] Call it Guiltris. Also, if you have windows, Fences from Stardock is free and helps nicely with desktop clutter.
leinypoo13, Nov 27 2009
  

       The last thing I want to do is post an idea for "Gay Icons" (involving exceedingly tasteful and coordinated icons).
Ian Tindale, Nov 27 2009
  

       I also want want desktop icon space invaders. Badly.
zeno, Nov 28 2009
  

       Hey now, lets not be downplaying the power of Norman wisdom. It's been working for me for years.
normzone, Nov 28 2009
  

       I'd like them to slide down faster the less they were used. Let the detritus just collect at the bottom to be sorted out later, the heavily used icons would never move.
oxen crossing, Nov 28 2009
  
      
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