Do you keep putting folders and shortcuts on the desktop so you can get to current work and files quickly? They are only eating up system resources, you know. Use the toolbar facility which comes with Windows 8 to create a tidy desktop and a faster computer.
Right click on the desktop and make yourself a new folder and put the files and shortcuts into it that you want to. I call mine Current.
Right click on the task bar, select toolbars and then New Toolbar
Follow the instructions and select the folder you just created on your desktop.
Admire your nice tidy desktop!