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XShelf - A temporary storage spot for items in transit
Authored by: restiffbard on Jun 10, '03 05:16:24PM

I've tried this software. It's clever sure. But, why not just move the file onto the desktop and then move it again to wherever you want it? It just seems superfluous to me. Somebody tell me when they would really use this as opposed to my idea or why my idea is dumb or something. I'd hate to think I'm missing something obvious by doing the obvious.



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XShelf - A temporary storage spot for items in transit
Authored by: saintpuhn on Jun 10, '03 06:13:20PM

only one file copy instead of two?



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using desktop as shelf
Authored by: tomem on Jun 10, '03 08:36:17PM

About the only potential problem with your approach is if the desktop is cluttered and inaccessible. But with OS X even that isn't reallly a problem because you can open up a window of the desktop, and float it to the top of your clutter. Now your shelf can be as big as you want and the background can be decorated as well! Or you could use any other Finder window as a shelf.

The only thing that bothers me about this scheme is that I still have all that clutter in the way of my wallpaper on the old desktop that isn't a window. Why not a Finder option to turn that off along with drives and mounted servers?

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TomEM
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using desktop as shelf
Authored by: GaelicWizard on Jun 10, '03 10:08:05PM

So turn off the desktop. I posted a hint a while back with one method, the comments to that hint contained a few variations.

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XShelf - A temporary storage spot for items in transit
Authored by: milhouse on Nov 14, '03 04:13:16PM

If you move files from one volume to another then it may be copied twice (assuming the copy from, copy to and desktop all reside on different volumes) instead of once using Xshelf. If the files are large it can be time consuming. Using Xshelf the file is not actually copied until it reaches it's destination.



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