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Authored by: serres on Apr 30, '02 10:30:04AM

i'm not completly sure, but a long time ago i played with this use desktop/don't use desktop option in tinkertool and lost _all_ my files on the desktop. may be related to another settings, but be careful with this. i suggest backing up your ~/Desktop folder before.

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Wouldn't it be just as good
Authored by: porkchop_d_clown on Apr 30, '02 11:07:16AM

Wouldn't it be easier and just as good to use a single-color desktop image? (i.e., a grey rectangle, or something.)

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Wouldn't it be just as good (No)
Authored by: u2zoo on Apr 30, '02 04:06:37PM

Nope, because the desktop is an application just like photoshop or mail... it is one more process that is running on your system - Plus it is always the application that sits at the bottom of your display's "z-index" - so that every app has to redraw it's windows ontop of that...

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be careful
Authored by: u2zoo on Apr 30, '02 04:11:44PM

Hmm... I've been using tinkertool since 10 came out and have not had any problem with "diable desktop" feature (or any others...)

Not saying it didn't happen to you... I just want to shed a positive light on the tool as well.

Oh - and it does make window-redrawing much faster... also using WindowShadeX to disable... or at least minimze the drop-shadows helps quite a bit. Frankly I loathe the drop shadows and wish the windows just had a nice border around them.

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