only aliases on the desktop?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by antonlamont45, Jun 12, 2006.

  1. antonlamont45 macrumors newbie

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    i read somewhere that you sould only have aliases on the desktop, because osx treats everything on the desktop as an open file (whatever that means??)

    are there disadvatages to having actual files and folders on the desktop?
     
  2. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    I've never heard that before, but then again I don't use the desktop to store anything permanent. I only use it for temporary storage.
     
  3. thewhitehart macrumors 6502a

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    Nah, your desktop is just a folder anyway. You can have files and other folders in it. You won't want to have important apps on it though. Put your apps into the Applications folder so others can use them unless you don't want them to.
     
  4. plinden macrumors 68040

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    Not quite, but from http://www.macworld.com/2006/03/features/speedtoptips/index.php

     
  5. treblah macrumors 65816

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