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RE: Macbook Pro, upgrades and general housekeeping

Paul. wrote:

...  Yes that single folder of several gigs of music should not be on your desktop! 


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MajorFubar wrote:

MajorFubar wrote:

I keep my Mac desktop fastidiously tidy, as I did with my Windows PC, but why do experts say storing files on a Mac desktop slows it down? Why does that happen?

I know this is an old post but missed it last time around.

There are many different explanations (I'm not sure which is right, may be a combination of some or all),  so the short answer is "it just does".  Popular theories seem to be that OS X is generating previews for all desktop items, That each desktop item behaves like an open window, that OS X plain doesn't like files with lots of files in it.



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