Hey Stardock, I recently bought a license for Fences 3, and I have to say, the design of the app is fantastic, and it does just about everything I hoped for in such a program, and many things I hadn't thought of, but which are cool to have.
Fences is already feature-rich, but two features which I would enjoy having in Fences are:
- ability to dynamically scale icon sizes within a particular fence, via a slider
- ability to disable auto-organization of icons within a fence. I'd like to be able to have spaces inbetween icons that are in a fence, just as icons can be separated by spaces on the Windows desktop
The second feature is one I'd particularly like to have, as I uses spaces to help organize my files (which I have lots of on my desktop), and would like to do so even in fences, which I'd then set to 0% opacity, so that the whole thing only shows up on mouse-over.
But, overall, Fences is a very customization-friendly application, and it impresses me in not following the depressing trend of some companies to make modern apps have fewer and fewer ideas and features in them, as if one basic layout works for everyone.
That said, I have experienced some bugs with the program. Though, since getting everything set up the way I want it, I haven't had to deal with bugs much, and now the program, so far, just does its thing.
One bug would only sometimes happen, like maybe 10% of the time, or less, when right-clicking and choosing Configure Fences. The bug is that it would take multiple minutes for the Fences configuration window to appear, even if I repeated tried right-clicking and choosing Configure Fences again, and again. If I stopped trying to open the configuration window, and started using other programs, the Fences configuration window would appear after some arbitrarily period of time since I right-clicked the desktop and chose Configure Fences.
Another bug involved configuring a fence in a particular order of actions, which I don't recall right now, using the title bar setting button for a particular fence, and clicking on the title bar. Some series of 3 or 4 actions would reliably result in a bug... though I can't remember what it was. I spent a short amount of time setting things up, and I tested this order of actions to see if it produced the same issue repeatedly, and it did. I just can't recall in what way it bugged the window, or what the order of actions was.
Overall, Fences is a very slick, aesthetic, and convenient program. Thanks!