I'm looking for a program that can draw boxes around groups of icons on my desktop. Kind of a way to group similar items. Something that persists through a reboot as well. Has anyone seen anything like this?
Try Stardock Fences, or if that's too overpowering, open up your wallpaper in paint and draw a few squares :P
Other options include Samurize and Rainmeter, which can also display information like CPU load and RAM usage.