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Stardock Releases "Fences"


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#1 Island Dog

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 07:55 PM

Stardock is excited to announce its most innovative desktop utility application since the popular WindowBlinds today – Stardock Fences for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7. The free application from Stardock clears desktop clutter and provides consistency and organization for groups of files on the desktop. Fences allows users to literally “draw” labeled shaded areas on the desktop which become movable & resizable “containers” for desktop icons. These groups arrange and hide the files on the computer's desktop solving the "constant mess" problem that has plagued the desktop since its inception.

To help solve another weak point of the desktop - the mere appearance of clutter, Fences offers a novel quick-hide feature. Users can double click the desktop and all of the icons will fade out. When users double click again the icons will return. Users can pick and choose which desktop icons hide when the feature is activated.

Visit the Fences website to see more screenshots and videos of Fences in action, and for your free download.

http://www.stardock.com/products/fences/index.asp

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#2 Ammarx

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 08:07 PM

But its a Community-Preview Beta
and will expire on August 31, 2009

#3 Secured Tim

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 08:41 PM

Will it always be free? :woot:

#4 imsobored17

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 08:55 PM

i have been in the private beta for a long time now

and its the best program completly replaced my dock

will it always still be free?

Edited by imsobored17, 04 February 2009 - 08:55 PM.


#5 henrydtv

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 11:07 PM

ive been in the community and it's amazing!

#6 Liskiller

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 11:26 PM

Thanks Island Dog. I was waiting for the release. :D

#7 pm_41

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 12:14 AM

It works in Windows 7?! :woot:

*downloads*

#8 SamiWiecieKto

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 03:00 PM

I really thought they came up with something revolutionary when I saw thread title. On first look it's just bunch of of semiexplorer windows with transparent background...moreover their number is predefined(?)!?

sheesh - If I wouldn't have exam tomorrow morning...

...I should really start reviewing windows effect industry on my blog

#9 Preath

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 03:14 PM

Ive been in the beta from the beginning.. after a while i got a cdkey to Impulse about Fences.. so i have fences in my account.. lewl :P

#10 InlineSkate

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 05:34 PM

Will it always be free? :woot:



Is anything really worth having from them free?

#11 RickSOLET

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 05:56 PM

The most useful utility made by Stardock! (Y)

#12 Ju?

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 01:19 AM

I would never use this to replace a dock, especially since I have Objectdock Plus.

#13 henrydtv

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 02:32 AM

I really thought they came up with something revolutionary when I saw thread title. On first look it's just bunch of of semiexplorer windows with transparent background...moreover their number is predefined(?)!?

sheesh - If I wouldn't have exam tomorrow morning...

...I should really start reviewing windows effect industry on my blog

cmon you can still admit its cool
TOOK THEM WAY TOO LONG TO MAKE THOUGH!!

#14 craver06

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 02:54 AM

thanks for sharing this cool application :)

#15 Jawadkho

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 12:38 PM

"Fences is free and will remain free ; we hope to have a Pro version with even more features available later this year."


Source: http://www.stardock....s/downloads.asp

#16 Island Dog

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 03:48 PM

Here is a video demo showing Fences in action.



My personal favorite feature is just the ability to hide the icons with a double-click. :)

#17 M.Sudoku

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 06:16 PM

Awesome! (Y)

#18 AMIRZ

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 07:50 PM

And it's free :D

#19 Webtrance

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 08:23 PM

I tried this when first introduced and it's okay for people with many icons on their desk, who don't use the quick launch or links feature in Windows (Vista) explorer window.

Why not have a seperate process listed in task manager?

#20 Gragier_521

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 08:04 AM

One of the best freebies from Stardock!

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