What I mean? I have used every Mac OS from 8.1 to 9.2.2, with an emphasis on 8.6, 9.0, 9.1, and 9.2.2. There are several inconsistencies which really impact my regular uses of these systems:
Aliases - On some systems, I can drop a file on a desktop application alias to open it. For example, drop a large text onto BBEdit. But on other systems, drag and drop does not work aliases.
Apple Menu - I often have several large folders of programs in subfolders for certain uses. Such as: Video:Compressors, Adobe:Tutorials, or the giant audio folder: Audio:Analysis, Audio:Design, Audio:Editing. What I like to do is make aliases of these big folders and keep them in the Apple Menu, so I can conveniently pull down directories of my frequently used apps instead of futzing around in Finder windows. On some of my systems, I get full hierarchical folder browsing. On other systems, only one folder deep. Yet others, no directories appear - but I can clip the name to open the folder in the Finder.
Desktop Folder - One of those folders I like to include in the Apple Menu is the desktop itself. This is much quicker than moving windows around. It is a bit fussy to set up, and on other setups does not work. This I imagine has to do with OS X needing the OS 9 Desktop to be a "real" directory, as opposed to earlier systems maybe having it be a small database of stuff. As I recall, I get File Buddy to list invisible files in my root directory, then I can make it visible and create an alias. On a double boot with X it is even easier since the OS 9 things are not hidden, at least in Path Finder.
Any tips or explanations?