Is this still the case? For my purposes it would be best to have a way to have the default setting to be that the Desktop items are all collapsed. Or if this is not possible, is there somewhere I can change the default page after logging in? for instace, I'd rather have the projects page be the first thing people see rather than the Desktop.
I would be attempting to make these modifications by changing the index.tpl file. I have figured out a way to remove these items altogether, but have had no luck in setting them to show as collapsed by default.