perhaps it’s a bit quirky, but recently i turned off all of the icons on my dektop. and i love it!
for those that aren’t aware, you can turn off your pc’s desktop icons by right-clicking the desktop > clicking “arrange icons by” > and un-checking “show desktop icons”. before i did that, i moved some of my regularly used program shortcuts to the quicklaunch taskbar just to make sure they were quick to load (auto-hiding the taskbar takes care of the evidence).
I did this a couple of days ago. What a difference! Thanks so much for this.