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There's a better way to do this.
Authored by: jolinwarren on Jan 09, '03 05:34:13PM
I have to say that this hint seems like a bad idea to me. Firstly there are possible problems with something that might require the desktop (cmd-shift-3 for a screen capture comes to mind -- it won't work at all if there's no desktop folder). More importantly though, if you ever want to use the desktop temporarily, you can't without a major hassle.

It's much better to simply specify an alternative download folder for your applications (something like HD:Users:Me:Downloads). I also don't like files littering my desktop, but I've configured all of my web browsers and other applications that download (including the Internet settings) to use my dedicated download folder. I never have any files placed on my desktop. I think this is a safer and more flexible way to solve this problem.

That's just my opinion -- as always, feel free to ignore me!


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There's a better way to do this.
Authored by: GaelicWizard on Jan 10, '03 12:01:53AM

The downloads folder specified in the internet prefs isn't used by all apps.

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