How many icons do you keep on your desktop?
On my laptop I have only two, the trash can and a folder of MP3s. On my entertainment computer I have only two, the trash can and a link to a folder of video content. On my home-office computer I have only two, the trash can and a link to the work folder. And on my work computer I have only the basic four which we are required to keep; the trash can, explorer, my computer and MS Outlook. From time to tie I throw all of them away except the trash can, but whenever IT works on my computer they put them back. People seem disturbed by my nice, clean desktop. But I prefer to keep only the most-used shortcut on my desktop, then pin a handful of frequently accessed shortcuts to the Start bar, and navigate directly to stuff I use less often. The clutter on other people's desktops would make me nuts.