Stardock Fences for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7. The free application 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.