Having Files save to the left side of the desktop instead of the default right.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bestthereis27, May 14, 2008.

  1. bestthereis27 macrumors member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Hello Everyone,

    Quick question, is there a way to tell OSX to save files to the left side of the desktop instead of the right side by default.

    For examples all external flashdrives icons appear on the right side under the Mac Harddrive icon. Also all other files saved to the desktop is saved by default to the right.

    Its hard for me to get to them because I have my Adium List docked to the right side of the screen. Its a pain to move the buddy list just to access some of these files. I just can't get use to it on the left side of the screen because over the years my buddy list has always been on the right.
  2. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    Why not move your buddy list to the left? You'll get used to it pretty quickly.

    I've never seen a way to move to the left.
  3. serega macrumors regular

    Nov 19, 2007
    Because Apple is right. :D:D
  4. JNB macrumors 604


    Oct 7, 2004
    In a Hell predominately of my own making
    You can also just not display all the drives & other mounts on the desktop. You can always see them in a Finder window when you really need to, and it declutters the desktop.

    I likes my desktop clean 'n' nekkid! :D

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  5. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
  6. rhett7660 macrumors G4


    Jan 9, 2008
    Sunny, Southern California
    That is scary I thought the same thing.... lol...... Oh well.
  7. HLdan macrumors 603


    Aug 22, 2007
    I think it's a whole lot easier to move Adium to the left of the screen and live with it rather than trying to manipulate OS X to download folders to the left side of the screen.

    Microsoft designed Windows icons to be on the left of the screen because they had to show that they were not "copying" the original Mac OS desktop. Apple's icons are on the right because the majority is right handed which is generally where the mouse resides which is to the left of your keyboard. It's part of Apple's HIG.

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