I have had this idea for awhile now, and I am sure others have too. If there is a way to do this I would be very excited to see it in action. I finally submitted it to Apple OS X feedback in hope that they will implement it in a future version of OS X. Here is what I submitted. With the release of OS X the desktop has become more and more useless as a destination to store files and access files. The Finder is a much more useful tool when it comes to finding data, and manipulating data. I would find the desktop a much more useful, and intuitive if it behaved exactly like a Finder window. However, it would not have the properties of a normal window. It would always be there in the background. Basically a Finder window instead of the current desktop. Moreover, additional Finder windows could be opened like it is currently implemented, however the Desktop Finder would always be available. I often find my self opening a Finder window to find something. Why can't the desktop be used instead? Why should I have to open a new window use the Finder's features when the background is always available and its current function is to store files. The Panther Finder would be the ultimate background instead of the current Desktop. Bring some function back to the Desktop by implementing the Finder into it.