How do I set mu iMac to keep my desktop clean?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by macswitcha2, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. macswitcha2 macrumors 65816

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    I want to have nothing on my desktop except my HD image. Is there a way that I can organize downloads to go to a specific folder on my dock?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    If you are running Leopard, all Safari downloads should go to the Downloads folder, but there is an option in the browser preferences. Look there.
     
  3. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Finder > Preferences > uncheck all boxes except hard disks (your HD image) under "Show these items on the Desktop:" This will help keep your desktop clean.

    If you're running Leopard, all downloads should go to the DL folder in dock.
     
  4. johnsy macrumors 6502

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    Is there any way to sort downloads in Downloads folder? I tried demo software (don't remember the name) some time ago on Tiger (they didn't had downloads folder then), but I had mixed feelings.
     
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    #5
    Open the folder and set the Keep Arranged By ...
     

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