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Don't replace folders with files!
Authored by: _merlin on Jan 09, '03 09:40:54PM

There are certain Cocoa apps that I know of which depend on the desktop folder existing. Replacing it with a file is a bad idea. A better way to keep it clean is to disable write access to it. Use the command:

chmod a-w ~/Desktop

In a terminal. This will prevent anything being placed on the desktop, while maintaining the folder's presence. I know a number of people doing this, and I haven't seen any negative side effects yet.



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Don't replace folders with files!
Authored by: GaelicWizard on Jan 10, '03 12:04:53AM

I LIKE IT!!! I'll try this myself. I think this actually may be better than my way. Thanx for the tip :)

One concern is that if an app depends on the desktop existing this may have the same effect as my method.

JP



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