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    Mar 11, 2004
    Astound Your Friends!
    I was having some fun wasting time fiddling with folder actions, and in the name of reinventing the wheel came up with invisible, clickable targets on the desktop that restart and shut down the machine.

    I attached a restart AppleScript to a folder and a shutdown AppleScript to another, and used Grab to paste two small screenshots on the folders. Then I placed the folders, their names changed to spaces, directly on top of the places I had taken the screenshots. The AppleScripts include the commands to close the folders before restarting or shutting down the computer.

    This is a pic taken when the folders are visible:

    This pic shows the final result:

    The downside: Changing the desktop picture has become very complicated.

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    Feb 09, 2005
    Near San Diego, CA
    MacBook Pro 13" | MacBook Pro 13" | Mac Mini 2GHz C2D
    definately different

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    Jan 08, 2005
    New Jersey
    Mac Pro 8x3.0ghz 12gb ram 8800GT , MBP 2.16 2GB Ram 17 inch.
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    Jan 30, 2005
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Mac Pro, 8-Core 2.8Ghz, 10GB RAM, 2x1TB HDDs, iPod U2 Edition
    Quote Originally Posted by Brown Study
    The downside: Changing the desktop picture has become very complicated.
    LOL... No kidding... Very cool idea nonetheless.
    "If you had a friend who was a tightrope walker, and you were walking down a sidewalk, and he fell, that would be completely unacceptable." -Mitch Hedberg

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