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A Service to hide/show the Desktop
Authored by: S Barman on Aug 05, '10 07:53:59AM
This script did not work. When I ran the first defaults on the "set myAnswer..." line:
$ defaults read com.apple.finder CreateDesktop
2010-08-05 10:49:28.967 defaults[7724:903] 
The domain/default pair of (com.apple.finder, CreateDesktop) does not exist
$
Is "CreateDesktop" a property that has to be predefined before running this script?

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A Service to hide/show the Desktop
Authored by: steve413 on Aug 05, '10 08:22:11AM

It would appear so. Once the default created it works as described and shows up as a variable



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A Service to hide/show the Desktop
Authored by: crarko on Aug 05, '10 08:34:17AM

I didn't need to predefine it, although it's certainly possible that had happened in the process of running some previous script.



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A Service to hide/show the Desktop
Authored by: another on Aug 05, '10 08:30:20AM

getting an error message:
error "" number -1721

possibly because of the missing entry?
The domain/default pair of (com.apple.finder, CreateDesktop) does not exist



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