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A simple but effective Mac speed-up tip
Authored by: machint on Nov 25, '05 04:17:15AM

What about USING ALIASES OF FOLDERS on the Desktop instead of the original folders? Does it affect performance? Because if it does not affect performence, then it is AS SIMPLE AS REPLACING THE FOLDERS on the Desltop WITH THEIR ALIAS FOLDER!

That would be my tip!



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A simple but effective Mac speed-up tip
Authored by: RandyMan on Dec 06, '05 11:50:32AM

It doesn't matter what type of items are on the Desktop; whatever they are, they are represented by a window backing store, which is the issue.

Replacing everything with aliases would gain you nothing.



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A simple but effective Mac speed-up tip
Authored by: gcastaneda on Dec 25, '05 05:52:43AM

While my desktop is already uncluttered I noticed with Quartz Debug that one of the aliases was constantly refreshing (also the time with seconds indicator and flashing ":" in the menuu bar). So I removed the alias and placed the original document instead and the refresh stopped. I also removed the seconds and flashing ":" from the menu bar.

I'm no expert, but it is my guess that some aliases would make a difference, especially if you have many of them.

Cheers!



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