RE: Using "Fences" as File Management Tool?

Subject: RE: Using "Fences" as File Management Tool?
From: "Janoff, Steven" <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com>
To: Emoto <emoto1 -at- gmail -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2017 19:01:49 +0000

Three ways that I know of:

1) Alt-Drag the folder to the desktop.

2) Right-click on the folder and select "Show this folder on the desktop."

3) Drag the pointer across an area of the desktop and select "Create Folder Portal here."

Hope that helps,


PS - When you want to get rid of it, click on the "x" in upper right corner of folder portal and select "Remove this folder portal." It only removes the portal -- it doesn't delete the folder (the portal is like a shortcut).

On Wednesday, November 01, 2017 11:42 AM, Emoto wrote:

Steve, can you please give me a quick and dirty "how to create a folder portal" in Fences?



On Wed, Nov 1, 2017 at 2:35 PM, Janoff, Steven <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com> wrote:
> Any Windows Explorer folder can be "pinned" to the desktop by creating a Folder Portal in Fences.
> The "fences" part of Fences is used to corral icons into little pens, but the folder portals provide a window into your projects.
> You can do the same with a folder shortcut but then you have another icon that you have to keep track of. And you have to open the shortcut whereas the folder portal is immediately available. You can roll it up to just the portal title bar (like a window shade).
> Fences is great. I was told about it by a developer who had it on his system. Same thing has happened to me. "What is that? Where'd you get it?" Then they get it.
> She might have come from an environment with developers. What makes you think she doesn't understand Windows Explorer? If that's truly the case, then you've got a big problem.
> Steve
> On Wednesday, November 01, 2017 4:09 AM, Emoto wrote:
> I almost can't believe I am writing this. We hired an internal candidate into a tech writer position. I am trying to mentor/train her. We'll be dealing with Word documents on Windows machines.
> I want her to set up a folder structure to manage the files she'll be handling. I suggest Windows Explorer as the "right tool" for doing so.
> Instead, she wants to keep everything on her desktop and use a software called "Fences" to manage everything.
> I think this is a really bad idea. Am I wrong?
> I try to be easygoing and offer "suggestions" rather than dictate things, but am losing patience.
> Thanks,
> Bob
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