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Icons on Desktop

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by joey4127, Feb 19, 2005.

  1. macrumors 6502


    Is there any use to have an icon on the Desktop?
  2. macrumors 68030


    Care to clarify what you mean?

    Some people like saving their work onto the desktop for easy access...
  3. Moderator emeritus

    Some of my colleagues seem to believe it's the only place to save their work. Occasionally, when I have to do something on their machines it's a nightmare... my work desktop is a severe, barren expanse of flat mid-grey with 4 aliai & no disks...
  4. macrumors 6502


    But if you have it on the dock...Why make icons on desktop?
  5. Moderator emeritus

    A) The Dock is limited in space and capacity.
    B) You can quickly navigate to the Desktop and other important places with a keyboard shortcut (Apple-D for desktop) within Finder and the save/open dialog boxes of other programs.
  6. macrumors 68030


    It's just personal preference really. The dock is mainly used for apps whilst the desktop is used for documents. You can of course put documents in the dock but you'll quickly stretch the dock to miniscule proportions! Some people put folders containing the most important docs in the dock and that seems to be a pretty good compromise. I guess one of the benefits of keeping things on the desktop is that with exposé (F11) you've got quick easy access.

    I'm exactly the same, I'm a stickler for a tres clean desktop. I always get an irresistible urge to tidy up other people's cluttered desktops...it's an illness! :p :)
  7. macrumors 601


    :eek: It is?!? :eek: :D
  8. Moderator emeritus


    If there's a cure for this, I don't want it...

    p.s. Who else is going to sing Diana Ross songs to you at 10am on a Sat morning? :)
  9. macrumors 68030


    Ha, ha! :D

    It's a shame I've got a different type of hangover! :p
  10. macrumors 6502


    LOL...I think i got the virus too :confused:

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