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Clean up that desktop!

Jason Menard

Joined: Nov 09, 2000
Posts: 6450
Damn I have far too many things open up at one time on my work computer.
  • Two instances of explorer
  • Two instances of IE6 (the Ranch and Google)
  • JBuilder6
  • HTML-Kit (for writing JSPs, since I don't have Dreamweaver )
  • Sybase Power Designer (viewing UML OO model)
  • a text file with pseudo-code in it
  • Outlook Express
  • Winamp (Radiostorm Alternative)
    <sigh> What kind of crap do you all keep open on your work machines?
  • Badriprasad Bumbabol
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    Joined: Apr 19, 2001
    Posts: 389
    OK, Here you go. (I am ashamed none of them has anything to do with Java )
    From Left to Right :
    1. Exceed (Solaris Emulator)
    2. Microsoft Visio
    3. TIBCO repository Server DOS Window
    4. Microsoft Outlook
    5. Microsoft Word
    6. Windows Explorer
    7. Rational Rose
    8. Dos Prompt
    9. TIBCO Integration Manager Dos Window
    10. TIBCO Integration Manager
    11. TIBCO Repository Manager Dos Window
    12. TIBCO Repository Manager
    13. UML e-Book
    14. Another Rational Rose Instance
    Phew. That was quite a mouthful.If i list all the windows I have open in my Solaris window , it could take all day
    Jason, u r not alone
    Gregg Bolinger
    GenRocket Founder
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    Joined: Jul 11, 2001
    Posts: 15302

    JCreator Pro
    Dos Window
    IE - Javaranch
    IE - Google
    IE - - API
    I think that's it. Not too horrible.

    GenRocket - Experts at Building Test Data
    Angela Poynton
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    Joined: Mar 02, 2000
    Posts: 3143
    1. Yahoo Im,
    2. Lotus Notes,
    3. Excel - Speadsheet with info about links I need to change ,
    4. Word - Document with instructions on how to use new Content Management tool to change links.
    5. Word - Changes document.
    6. Real One Player - Listening to Eddie Izzard, at least he makes me laugh.
    7. Teamsite Launchpad,
    8. Teamsite Templating Client
    9. IE - Javaranch
    10. IE - My Home E-mail
    11. IE - Yahoo Mail
    12. IE - Teamsite (keeps bloody crashing my browser as well :grr: )
    13. Textpad for editing JSPs
    14. Visual Age for Java
    15. Win CVS
    16. Toad (Excellent DB viewing tool)
    17. Explorer - Viewing Local Drive
    18. Exceed Hummingbird - Viewing Dev Environment
    19. Exceed X Window - Viewing one server
    20. Exceed X window - viewing another
    21. Local version on Weblogic 6 in DOS

    and that's actually a small amount of windows for me!
    [ March 12, 2002: Message edited by: Angela Poynton ]

    Pounding at a thick stone wall won't move it, sometimes, you need to step back to see the way around.
    Nigel Browne
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    Joined: May 15, 2001
    Posts: 673
    windows explorer
    ie 5.5 JavaRanch
    ie 5.5 testing page for website
    ie 5.5 corporate intranet
    ultraedit 7 pages open
    dos window ftp
    real player listening to bbc radio 1
    Corey McGlone
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    Joined: Dec 20, 2001
    Posts: 3271
    I normally have so many windows open that I've had to get used to putting my task bar on the right side of the window so that I can see what's what. If I put them on the bottom, they all get scrunched and I end up with multiple rows.
    Right now, I only have 11 windows open but, then again, my day is just starting, I'm sure I'll be up around 20 within the hour...

    SCJP Tipline, etc.
    Axel Janssen
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    Joined: Jan 08, 2001
    Posts: 2164
    - Lotus Notes Mail
    - IE- Java Ranch Jarkarta Forum
    - IE- Java Ranch this document
    - IE- german-english dictionary
    - MS NotePad with the names of the 2 fancy java programmers they hired in Dresden
    - MS-Word: Old Bid/Offer Document for Customer
    - MS-Word: new Bid/Offer Document for Customer
    - MS-calculator
    - Eclipse
    - MS-Explorer
    - Lotus Notes Designer
    - Lotus Notes
    Computer3 (screen accessible over switch box from this screen)
    - IE JavaRanch
    - IE some_jsp_in_WebSphere
    - MS Explorer
    - MS - Services
    - WebSphere Admin Console
    - WebSphere Application Developer
    (in other words. More than I can understand. )
    Ashok Mash
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    Joined: Oct 13, 2000
    Posts: 1936
    And here,
    - Windows Explorer (I haven't closed it for a week or so! Hmm. W2KPro isn't that bad.)
    - MS Outlook
    - Allire HomeSite
    - IntelliJ
    - Orion Console
    - Tomcat Console
    - RealOne
    - Visual Source Safe
    - Opera (Thanks to Opera - 6 browser instances inside)
    - UltraEdit ( The only reliable, fast text editor that I know - But sad they dont have feature to count number of windows open in it.. )
    But what really disturbs me is the speed at which ShortcutBar and SystemTray is growing. I already have 8 items in SystemTray and 15(*) icons in Desktop ShortcutBar !! :roll: Already I have StatusBar arranged in 2 rows, and SystemTray starts where ShortCutBar ends!
    [ March 12, 2002: Message edited by: J Ash ]

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    Dharmesh Chheda
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    Joined: May 08, 2001
    Posts: 204
    for me
    1> Visual Age for Java Workbench
    2>WebSphere Console window
    3>Acrobat Reader - ( WebSphere 4.0 handbook )
    4>IE-Rediffmail inbox
    5>my Games folder
    6>Application Assembly Tool for WebSphere
    7>IE-Indiatimes Live Cricket Commentary ( india Vs zimbabwe match)
    8>IE- Javaranch main page
    9>Winzip- Extracting the infocenter for WebSphere
    10>IE- Hotmail inbox
    11>IE- replying to this post.
    I just got a message " Your system is running low on virtual memory .." .. i better end this reply and close this window...

    regards,<br />Dharmesh Chheda
    Badriprasad Bumbabol
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    Joined: Apr 19, 2001
    Posts: 389
    We are all Crazy people.
    I agree. Here's the link:
    subject: Clean up that desktop!
    It's not a secret anymore!