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I have a lot icons on the desktop and I want to manage them by grouping icons of related programs. However, I haven't found any utility like fences in Windows.

Have you met any utility like that yet?

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Do you know how to configure the program conky. – Tung Feb 5 '13 at 0:09
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I haven't seen any such utility for Unity or Gnome based desktop yet. But KDE4 has this feature.

See the screenshot below:

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Go to this page for more screenshot. You can use that applet to categorize icons on desktop.

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