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I'm trying to clean up my desktop. So far I have a few folders for class notes, mounted files (iso) a shared folder for the network, etc.

I'd like to be able to have an icon on my desktop that i could rollover, and have a display show up listing the folders located in it. Something to just organize my desktop icons into categories.

Is there a way?

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You may want to try the Screenlet FolderView. It will not give you the roll-over effect, but can help you categories elements on desktop.

To install Screenlets, run the following in a terminal

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:screenlets/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install screenlets

The FolderView screenlet will show you the content of a folder in a "fence" -- hence, for each Folderview, you have to have the stuff you want shown in it in a separate folder (located just somewhere, not necessarily on your desktop). If you want to "clean up", you can just close a given Folderview.

Screenlets Manager, the FolderView settings where the portrayed folder is chosen and the screenlet it self on the right Here you see the main Screenlets Manager, the FolderView settings where the portrayed folder is chosen and the screenlet it self on the right. There are a lot of customization options with respect to the look of each FolderView screenlet.

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