Maintain a distraction-free desktop.
'Roll up' fences to their title bar to save space.
Customize fence color, opacity, and more.
Right-click on your desktop to access desktop settings.
Instantly access your Fences with hotkeys.
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Our users have written 18 comments and reviews about Fences, and it has gotten 288 likes

Fences was added to AlternativeTo by Ola Johansson on Mar 20, 2009 and this page was last updated Nov 16, 2023. Fences is sometimes referred to as Stardock Fences.

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Top positive commentApr 15, 2011

This is a must have program for Windows users. I've been looking for something like this since ever! Simple as it looks it has increased my productivity a lot, now I can organize the files for each of the project I'm running and keep them at the same position even when switching between screen resolutions or between screens when I plug an extra monitor. I can't believe Microsoft never thought of this!!

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Top positive commentJan 11, 2011

Wow, this is really nice for my general-use workstation, which is littered with desktop icons. It was quick to set up, and just took a little time to sort through all the stuff I had accumulated over the last three years.

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Top negative commentApr 26, 2022

Excellent idea, however the implementation is lacking. It does not support two-finger scrolling for all touchpads. This has been a problem for the last 6 years (according to stardock forum posts) and is still unsolved.

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Positive commentDec 11, 2023

I've been using it for years. Does exactly what is expected. Must have for productive work!

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Negative commentNov 17, 2023

Until now I'm happy with Rainmeter, which is free and OpenSource and do way more than Fence

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Negative commentAug 7, 2022

Unstable! Ur pc become a crap right after the install (I have an 6800k@4ghz 64gb ddr4 3090 rtx ) and its lag do the same behavior on my two other pc .... just avoid it use portals desktop organization instead

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Positive commentFeb 13, 2021

Good for organizing your desktop icons and, most importantly, keeping them organized. Unfortunately, Fences suffers from poor performance (low frame rate) even on high-end systems. It would be great to get some proper hardware acceleration for dragging, dropping, resizing, and page switching to smooth out the animations. Aside form that minor issue, Fences is super useful.

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