Icons on the desktop VS. performance

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For years I have been hearing that having too much stuff on your desktop can hurt the computers performance. Now someone is trying to tell me that's not the case. I tend to believe they're wrong because the new version of OS X is going to have a feature which specifically avoids performance loss of this kind. Even though I remember reading about the desktop performance loss here at TSG a few years ago I couldn't find anything about it when doing a search. Can someone tell me if loading up the desktop hurts performance, and if so then how? Any links to articles about this would be appreciated. Thanks.
 
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the icons on desktop (though can really junk-up the place!) are not running a program, just a quick way to access...for proformance sake it is the programs running in your sys tray that you need to be concerned about.
 

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Having icons or even files stored on the Desktop has nothing to do with performance. The desktop is just another folder.
 
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