Just been doing a bit of housekeeping on my laptop's desktop.
I had 39 icons on it this morning.
I've now got 11.
I figured I'd get rid of the ones that are already in my taskbar first, then the ones I haven't used pretty much since I installed them, then the printer icons et voila!
All the programmes are still installed, I just got rid of the desktop icons so that I could see more of the wallpaper is all.
At least I hope I have!