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10.3: Pile document icons in one location
Authored by: lipids on Nov 02, '03 07:13:27PM

Actually,this <i>is</i> the most annoying Panther "feature". I recently designated a download folder because of this issue. I was downloading things to my desktop. When you have something in the bottom right of the screen and download multiple other items, they all just stack or "pile" on top of each-other. That mean I have to waste time and clicks to get to the file I want. The only way to get around it is if you select keep arranged. However, I do not like to keep things arranged by any of the selections offered. I prefer to use my own methods.

Suggesting it is a helpful organizational feature is just plain moronic.

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10.3: Pile document icons in one location
Authored by: ryanmathus on Nov 02, '03 09:44:05PM

Well sorry it's not to your liking. Thanks for calling it moronic asshole.

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Imho, piling document icons is not moronic
Authored by: jmzrsky on Nov 03, '03 04:41:44AM

Sticking up for ryanmathus' hint, I think a pile of freshly-downloaded document icons on the Desktop (or within any icon-view folder window) can be quite useful - it can visually segregate a new batch of "unread, unfiled" docs from those that are nicely spread out because they "permanently belong there." A pile of icons obscures its filenames, of course, but that may be appropriate - it's like a stack of papers in a (physical) inbox. It forces you to plow through it and file everything away. ;) After an hour of frenzied surfing, I may have three dozen new files on my Desktop, waiting to be moved elsewhere, while the rest of my Desktop still displays my carefully arranged "old-timers".

(Dudes, let's all refrain from words like a**hole ... but I for one will cheerfully confess to being anal-retentive! ;)

Semi-off-topic: For a good definition of Apple's patented "Piles" technology, now showing up in Panther's Expose, see

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