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    How often do you need to use the OS?

    Just out of curiosity, how often do you need to drop out of CF to do/tweak something at the OS level? And what are those things you need to tweak that CF doesn't do?
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    I feel it would be beneficial if I clarify here. This spawned from a discussion on IRC about how often users of fully functional frontends have to actually SEE the operating system, vs just using the frontend and never stepping foot inside OS land.
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    while i don't use CF, and i am not sure if this counts as 'interfacing with the OS', i constantly get out of the FE(currently using rr) to access my audio processing program to tweak my audio settings..

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    bump. soundman is the only one who leaves the OS on a regular basis to tweak settings?
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    I only drop out of CF to copy new podcasts and new music to my hard drive, the internal file manger program is a bit cumbersome at times.

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    I drop out to the OS to copy new files over from local sources (sd card, usb drive), although most of my file copies are done over the network by pushing from another computer. The built in file manager is awful.

    I also have been dropping out to try and set up my 3g wireless unit, have been having some teething issues with that side of things.

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    I do it to update files (SyncToy 2.1) at least once a week over the network and to troubleshoot tethering via Bluetooth which is a hit or miss (mostly a miss with CF). To update RR and other stuff, too but that's not on a monthly basis.

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    If I'm not actively testing a plugin, I'll go a week or 10 days without ever seeing the desktop. I listen to XM, play my mp3s or listen to streaming media off the net. I'd say it's on a par (for me) with most typical head units.

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    I don't very often (maybe once a week, maybe less often) but, when I do, I'm doing it not because what I'm doing is easier to do via the desktop, but because it simply cannot be done inside CF.
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