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OS X 10.4 install may miss non-standard app locations
Authored by: escowles on May 06, '05 11:29:19AM

I have also stopped rearranging the /Applications folder. Instead, I have made my own set of folders for groups of apps (Media, Network, Utilities, etc.) in my home dir, and put aliases to applications in my folders. The folders are in my Dock, so when I install a new app, I usually just drag an alias to my dock folders, and then drag the original to /Applications.

So I use my folders in the Dock as my main application launcher, and only browse through /Applications in the Finder when I need something I don't normally use. This lets me keep the number of apps in the folders small, too, which helps the menus come up quickly and makes it easier to find the app I'm looking for.

-Esme



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OS X 10.4 install may miss non-standard app locations
Authored by: KJ on May 06, '05 12:04:03PM

Doesn't moving applications from the place they want to install result in the Software Update not seeing these applications (unless you do the symbolic link trick)? Or am i utterly wrong here?

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KJ



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OS X 10.4 install may miss non-standard app locations
Authored by: qwerty denzel on Jun 14, '05 02:48:37AM

I thought that Software Update checks the reciepts folder for the current version, etc.



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