Rowland from Windows Performance teaches how to clean up your Windows Vista desktop & icons. Start by right-clicking the task bar and select Properties. Now click the 'Toolbar' tab, check the 'Desktop' option and click 'OK'. Now right-click anywhere in the desktop, go to view and click the last option. All icons in the desktop would not be visible now. Now go to the notification area, in the 'Desktop' option you can find all the items to use.