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10.5: A cautionary tale on overloaded Desktops in 10.5
Authored by: chabig on Jan 17, '08 12:08:13PM

Why go to the terminal for a GUI task? Just Select All and drag them to the destination of your choice.



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10.5: A cautionary tale on overloaded Desktops in 10.5
Authored by: Dibbler on Jan 17, '08 12:30:36PM

You try doing that when Finder is being sluggish because you have 600+ files on your desktop.



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10.5: A cautionary tale on overloaded Desktops in 10.5
Authored by: leamanc on Jan 17, '08 06:30:36PM

Exactly. That's the whole point of this hint: your Finder is so bogged down that you can't use it.

I suggest all OS X users keep the Terminal in the Dock and learn to do simple operations like this. There has been less need for this in comparison to the 10.1 and 10.2 days, but it's still handy to have for:

File manipulation when the Finder is borked for whatever reason;

Killing apps or processes (assuming you can't Force Quit or open/use Activity Monitor);

Sending a sudo reboot when things are truly hosed.

I think I'm going to submit to Apple as a feature suggestion that the Force Quit window have buttons to open Activity Monitor or Terminal (or at least run a command). Being able to dump the GUI and log into a text console (like in other *NIXes) is probably too much to ask. :-)

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