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OS X: Organise your desktop

Learn a simple way to de-clutter and clean-up your desktop elements

There is nothing more exasperating than to look at your desktop and not be able to find a certain file, when you know perfectly well that the document is there somewhere. Frequently, in the course of a project, a certain number of files and folders are required to be located on the desktop for ease of access. Manually maintaining these folders in an orderly fashion is very tedious and time-consuming. However, thanks to the Finder’s preferences and Viewing preferences, there are automated options that provide a simple way to allow a number of very useful sorting and grouping approaches. It is even possible to have any newly created file or folder to be automatically subject to whatever sorting grouping you want to have in place. This can be applied either to the whole desktop or to a subset of the items displayed there. This tutorial will show you how to apply these simple yet powerful viewing and sorting options at the click of a button.