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Icons on the desktop VS. performance

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Flashback, Jul 13, 2007.

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  1. Flashback

    Flashback Thread Starter

    Oct 14, 1999
    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.
  2. radar81967


    Jul 10, 2007
    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.
  3. DoubleHelix

    DoubleHelix Banned

    Dec 9, 2004
    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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