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How to Embed Notepad onto a Desktop with GeekTool

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The computer desktop most often is used for displaying folders and icons, along with a user-chosen background. This leaves unused space, particularly for users who keep their desktop free of clutter. GeekTool is a program for Mac OS X that addresses

How to Embed Notepad onto a Desktop with GeekTool

The computer desktop most often is used for displaying folders and icons, along with a user-chosen background. This leaves unused space, particularly for users who keep their desktop free of clutter. GeekTool is a program for Mac OS X that addresses this issue by allowing users to embed text files, images and custom scripts directly into the desktop without the need to open a separate program.

Skill level:Moderate

Things you need

Mac OS X computerGeekTool

Instructions

Installing GeekTool

1 Open the downloaded GeekTool.prefPane icon

2 Select whether GeekTool should be installed for only the current user or all users.

3 Open and manage the GeekTool settings through the OS X System Preferences window.

Embedding Notepad onto Desktop

1 Prepare a text file for display through GeekTool. This can be a to-do list, system log file such as /var/log/system.log, list of upcoming appointments and birthdays or any text file on your computer.

2 Select the "File Plugin" through the GeekTool preference pane.

3 Choose the text file to display.

Tips and warnings

GeekTool can display a wide range of scripts, files and graphs. Experiment to find what works for your set-up, and see the Resources section of this guide for examples from others.

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