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04-30-2004, 02:18 PM
I am trying to figure out how it is that I can have my icons other than drive icons on my Workbench screen so that they will stay there permanently.
I have OS 3.5, so, let's say I want to add an icon for the Shell to my desktop, I copy it and put it out there, but, when I reboot it's back in my Sys: volume again instead of on the desktop.
Obviously, there is something more than doing a "snapshot" that must be done to make this work, and, I know that I have done this in the past on previous configurations, but, I am stuck.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
04-30-2004, 02:37 PM
You just `leave out` the icon... i think there's a menu option to do that up in the main workbench menu's at the top of the screen. you select the icon and go to `leave out` in the menu's and it will create a file on the drive that the file normally belongs to listing all the files that are to be left on the workbench.
04-30-2004, 05:31 PM
Im not entirely sure how 'leave out' works,
but I know a different way
that works for icons that are in ram:env/sys
when you snapshot those, their position will be saved,
but ram: will be erased/emptied when you reboot
so the new position is lost.
after you have snapshot it,
use a filemanager (or cli)
to copy the ram:env/sys/?.info file
I have done this for my
def_miamiapp.info and def_miamiapponline.info
so that the icon changes place when im online,
because I tended to forget that I was online
when it only changed its image.
Now I always know when im online,
wich is important when im on dialup.
05-01-2004, 02:58 AM
This is so easy.. either "leave out" or just drag the icon out. Then you need to save the icons position or it will drop back to original place when you reset or turn of the computer.
If you don't want it there any more just "put back" the icon. I learned the hard way a long long time ago that it's not a shortcut as I deleted the icon thinking it would be in the original position but instead it was gone compleatly.
There's a file on the root of the partision you've "left out" an icon named ".backdrop"... this file contain the information of what icons to display on the workbench instead of their original position and deleting or renaming this file automaticly drops all icons from that partision back on their original place.
The "leave out" and "put away" menu items are under the "Icons" menu on WB. It really is simple.
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