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Never cleaning my ~/Desktop

I love that screenshots land by default in the ~/Desktop folder on macOS. A friend showed me once their Desktop folder, and it had all of the screenshots for the several past years. My friend has never cleaned this folder. What they ended up having is a sort of a timeline of their work and life events. There was a screenshot with an achievement, another screenshot of a nice email from a special person, of a joke, and of some funny customer support email.

I’ve borrowed this approach of not cleaning the Desktop folder and use it ever since. I also disabled showing the documents on the desktop, so my desktop looks neat.

I’ve also set up the gif recorder I use to put the recordings on the desktop.

It’s awesome to indulge in some nostalgia once in a while and go through the past memories.

Last edited on Mar 26, 2019