shortcut problems

Klaus Major klaus at major-k.de
Mon Oct 16 04:59:28 CDT 2006


Dag Henk,

> Good day all,
>
> One of our apps is installed on a school's local network. The sys  
> admin has created shortcuts to the program on the desktops of all  
> the computers. Double clicking the shortcut will start the program,  
> but the program can't find other stacks it should open.
>
> The program consists of a stand alone application, which is  
> actually a splash screen with options for the user to select. Each  
> option will open another stack. These other stacks are located in  
> the same folder as the stand alone application.
>
> We did some testing. It turns out that the program sometimes thinks  
> the defaultURL is the URL of the desktop where the shortcut is  
> located (C:/Documents and Settings/carels/Bureaublad) instead of  
> the folder where the program is located (//Bellefleur/M-schijf/ 
> Leerlingen/de dijk/hardinxveld.exe). How can this be? What can be  
> done about it?

you could add this little script to the (standalone) stack:

on openstack
   ...
   put the filename of this stack into fn
   set itemdel to "/"
   delete last item of fn
   set the directory to fn
   ...
end openstack

Or use a global to store the correct directory and use this global
to open the other stacks in the same directory:

on openstack
   global the_correct_directory
   ...
   put the filename of this stack into fn
   set itemdel to "/"
   delete last item of fn
   put fn & "/" into the_correct_directory
   ...
end openstack

Then open the other stacks with:

...
  global the_correct_directory
  go stack (the_correct_directory &"name of file here.rev")
...

Hope that helps.

> Kind regards,
>
> Henk
> --------------------------
> Henk v.d. Velden
> iGlow Media
> Magda Janssenslaan 36
> 3584 GR  UTRECHT
>
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> www.iglow-media.nl

Groetjes

Klaus Major
klaus at major-k.de
http://www.major-k.de




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