Microsoft Windows XP - Vista Offers Quick Fixes For Common Clutter Problems
Windows Vista comes packed with quicker access to some of the utilities you need, and long term solutions to some XP annoyances. You can use two such quick fixes when de-cluttering your desktop.
For a more organized Vista Start menu without the hassle of reordering it by hand or by registry edit, use the Sort All Programs Menu By Name check box. Unfortunately, the option doesn't apply to the Classic menu in Vista.
If you want to hide system tray icons in Vista, you can more quickly access the necessary dialog box. Just right-click in the system tray and choose Customize Notification Icons.