Most people who work on multiple PCs, would like a way to sync desktop between computers. Usually the desktop is where most users place the files they are currently working on. Even though it is possible for the files to be dragged manually to your Dropbox, there is an easier way of doing it: simply move the desktop to the Dropbox.
You may be used to synchronizing your documents via Dropbox, however if your desktop plays some kind of role in your workflow, for example you may be using it to hold the files you commonly work with, or as a small to-do-list, sometimes you may forget to drag some files over when you change workplaces, and that can make things a little difficult for you. Tpflanz’ helpful trick can be used on Linux, Mac, and Windows.
Most people do not always perform their daily tasks from a single physical location, so they have to take the trouble of moving files to another location (for example FTP site or USB drive) to enable them access it later. Also, each time you need to get a psd or php file, do you really have to get it from your laptop? Not necessarily so.
Everything you work with can be available anywhere you work, with no difficulty, if you use Dropbox as your desktop.
All you have to do is symlink your Desktop or if you use Windows, you can move the location of your desktop in a literal sense. Simply go to your User directory within Windows Explorer, click the Desktop directory with the right mouse button, select Properties, go to Location tab, once there, key in the path to the Dropbox directory. Once this process is repeated on the other machines you use, you have nicely sync desktop between your PCs.
If your desktop is where you place the files you will require later, then sync desktop is a superb way to ensure that you do not forget any of your files when you have to switch work locations. But it should be noted that if some of the things on your desktop are application shortcuts, you have to ensure that those short cuts are kept in the same location on each computer, otherwise they will not work.