This post is part of the Mac Quick Tips Series.
I love to keep my desktop as uncluttered as possible. So, I try to manage things into folders and put them out of the way when I don’t need them. But, there are times when I need folders and other files all the time. But, I also don’t want them cluttering my desktop. So what am I to do? Do you find yourself in the same boat? Well, here is a quick tip to help you organize your desktop a little better, but also give you quick access to your important files.
In Snow Leopard, you now have the ability to put things onto your Dock. This definitely comes in handy, as you will see here in a minute. The main thing you need to know is that when you want to add something to the Dock, you can put it on the right side of this dotted line that you see in the Dock itself.
So, lets say for example, that there is a folder that you use all the time that you want handy, but you don’t want to keep it on your desktop. For instance, below you will see a folder I call “Website Stuff”. It is a folder where I keep all of my snapshots I take for all of the posts that I write as well as any other pertinent info for my site that I need. I need it handy all the time, but I don’t like it on my desktop. So I can move it to the Dock, so it is out of the way, but yet readily accessible for me.
To do this, it is very easy. All you have to do is drag and drop the folder onto the right side of the dock, wherever you want it to be. Then you are done. I know, it really isn’t that hard to do.
You will be surprised at how nice this option is. I have now de cluttered my desktop by putting all of my important and readily accessible items on the right side of the dock. For example, my address book is there, along with my Applications folder and a couple of other things. You can move just about anything you want onto the right side of the Dock. If you want to move a single file there, folder, or anything else that you can think of. That’s it, hope you enjoyed this quick tip. Feel free to leave any suggestions in the comments for more quick tips. We would love to help you!