Thread: Organizing Applications
01-21-2010, 01:58 PM #1Organizing Applications
Is there a way to organize applications in the "applications" folder that will not confuse the OS? I tried alias icons in other folders, and put those in the dock, but it seemed excessive. I am wondering about regular folders in the "applications" folder (like word processors, or browser folders), or a way to list them by their use instead of by name?
01-21-2010, 02:21 PM #2
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You can do that for the apps which install by a simple drag and drop.
Ex. I have all 6 of my web browsers sitting in a Browser folder.
Many of the ones that use an installer (ex. MS Office) may well become confused.
Try it, if they work - ok, if not - move them back, no harm no foul.I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.
01-22-2010, 09:01 AM #3
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Some installers might place the application in the Utilities sub-folder within Applications. You should leave those there. Some utility applications have installers that place them in the Applications folder instead of the Utilities folder. Same rule.
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