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Run app as desktop background on Mac

I like to make my own desktop backgrounds, so I wrote a quick little animation using a Lua game development tool with the intention of using screenshots of it as my background. However, I realized ...
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Routing desktop to webcam on a mac

My girlfriend would like to broadcast her desktop on ustream. We have tried camtwist, and being a PC user myself, I am totally out of ideas since that didn't work. (Flash could only detect the iSight ...
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How do I drag a file onto Chrome? (Mac OSX Lion)

I have a file on the desktop that I want to drag onto a window (my browser). Suppose the browser is fully maximized. How can I do that in Lion? Before, in Snow Leopard, I could swipe up (reveal ...
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Mac OSX equivalent of an Open Desktop dot-desktop file?

I am mostly an Ubuntu user. I like that it is very easy to create one-click launchers for apps by (in Gnome, at least) right-clicking on the panel and choosing add-to-panel->custom-app. I use this A ...
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Make desktop default downlaod location?

Is it possible to redirect a Mac download to go to the deksktop instead of the downloads folder? I use Firefox
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How to run something at Mac OS X by clicking on the desktop item

I want to have a number of items on my desktop which will be used to launch some apps. E.g. launcher for MacVim with specific settings for each project. I don't know how does it name in Mac OS. I was ...
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OSX Shortcut to User Folder

How do I create a shortcut on the desktop to Users[me] in Mac OSX? Ctrl+Click does not have an option for Make Alias on this directory
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Which image is displayed on Mac desktop?

I have set up my Mac (10.6.4) to display random image from iPhoto on desktop. From time to time I would like to know which image is displayed (I have a lot of them), but I could not find a way how to ...
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Why can I sometimes not drag icons to a supposedly empty spot on my Mac OS X desktop?

I'm using align to grid. There's an icon. There's an empty space. I drag from icon to empty space. It bounces back to its original spot as though there were an icon in the empty space. But there's ...
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Why do my desktop icons resize themselves repeatedly?

I used ln -s (symbolic link) to link a folder to my Desktop on Mac OS X 10.6 to get Dropbox to sync it. I'm not sure if that's related to the symptom or not, but I did notice that shortly thereafter, ...
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Changing default shortcut for Spaces on a Macbook Pro with Snow Leapord?

I'm primarily a Linux user but my main home PC is a Macbook Pro with Snow Leopard. The concept of "Spaces" in a Mac is extremely important to how I utilize my development environments and I use this ...
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How to display all disk partitions on desktop

on Mac OSX: Open Finder. Go to view menu - Show toolbar (if it is hidden in your finder) on the left top side you can see List of devices I have three disks over there. I want to add all those disk ...
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home and net drives appearing on Desktop

On my Desktop, there are two external drives that won't go away. They are named home and net. They are hidden drives, but I have hidden files set to show. Is there any way to get them to go away, and ...
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985 views

Organizing Mac desktop icons

My Mac desktop is a mess, and there's only one piece of software that I envy Windows users for - Bumptop. What software would you suggest for Mac desktop organization?
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Remembering window's location and desktops on Mac OS X

When I use my Mac, I like have a standard windows organization to do my Work: I put 4 consoles opened side by side on console 1 I put Safari in other Mail and iCal in another TextMate on other etc ...
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What are the Pros and Cons of using Virtual Desktops?

I have always loved the idea of virtual desktops, but have never been able to fully embrace them. Everytime I try to adopt virtual desktops I tend to find the context switching too jarring compared to ...