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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 http://www.maczsoftware.com/blogs/lkieksi/archives/2003_04.html



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