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Set a default folder for downloads...
Authored by: ClarkGoble on Jan 09, '03 06:12:59PM

Everyone should use a download folder. In it I find it helpful to have a "Tested" directory as well, for mp3s and downloads from Version Tracker that I've tested but haven't moved (or deleted) yet.

An other problem with the desktop is mounted volumes. It is now becoming fairly standard to ship software distributions in .dmg files. While that is convenient, it means that you have to hide most of your windows to see it. The simple way to fix this is to create a Alias to /Volumes or better yet a link. Note that I believe this is invisible to the Finder. You can use Path Finder or, easier just use ln. Type ln /Volumes ~/MyVolumes. Then drag that to the Dock and you can just right click on it to open your mounted .dmg files.



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Set a default folder for downloads...
Authored by: DavidRavenMoon on Jan 09, '03 10:04:50PM

While that is convenient, it means that you have to hide most of your windows to see it.

What I do is click on the Finder icon in the Dock to open a new Finder window set in Computer view. Quick access to all your mounted drives!

And just click on the Desktop icon and you can access your desktop, right in front of all your open applications.



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Desktop folder icon!
Authored by: muji_boy on Jan 10, '03 12:32:43AM

wow didn't think/notice that the desktop folder had that nice icon. thought it was just to distinguish it from the OS9 desktop. But that is a cool thing, put it in the dock, you can see it is your desktop! I will put it in the folder toolbar also! very cool don't have to move windows, or hide apps to get at the desktop!
thanks Davidraven!



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Set a default folder for downloads...
Authored by: GaelicWizard on Jan 09, '03 11:59:25PM

You can disable all volumes on the desktop in the finder prefs.



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