Help I'm a new user - Shortcuts to desktops

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by ojm, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. ojm macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2012
    i recently bought an mac book pro and i noticed you can have two different desktops. my question is can you have different shortcuts on the two different desktops e.g. desktop 1 has my work folder and desktop 2 has my games folder is this possible?

  2. Kasalic macrumors regular

    Jan 20, 2011
    Not as far as I am aware, the items you see on your Desktop are actually in a folder called Desktop which is part of your Home folders.
  3. WSR macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2011
    You could do exactly what you said:
    Create 2 folders on the desktop, one named "Work" the other "Games".
    Fill the "Work" folder with shortcuts to your work files and apps.
    Fill the "Games" folder with shortcuts to your Games.
    Open the "Work" folder on Desktop 1, and the "Games" folder on Desktop 2.

    It might not be what you were thinking, but it would have the same effect, and you would be able to pull the folder's window in front of the apps.

    I actually am still using Snow Leopard, 2 versions before Mountain Lion, since I think is handled Spaces, or Desktops better than Mission Control. I have 9 Spaces in a 3 by 3 grid, something that can't be done in ML. this way I can organize my tasks into each Space, and if I need to get to the desktop, I just which to an empty Space.
  4. ojm thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2012
    thanks for your help, however it wasnt quite what i was looking for, i only want the work folder to show on desktop 1 and only the games holder to show on desktop 2
  5. Rob.G macrumors 6502


    Jan 17, 2010
    What about using Spaces (part of Mission Control)? One desktop will have your folder of shortcuts or whatever, the second one your other folder of shortcuts?


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