Custom Desktop Folders

Mike Bonner bonnmike at gmail.com
Fri Apr 17 15:17:09 CEST 2015


I'm not positive, but I THINK when you put files into the folder, it makes
adjustments so that a) it still kinda shows your icon, while b) its trying
to show previews of whats in the folder.  I'm not sure this is what you're
seeing, but it sounds right.  I think there was a way around this behavior,
(assuming my guess is right), but I'll have to try to remember what I saw.
(probably another setting in the desktop.ini)

Unfortunately, its not behaving the same for me.  Maybe its a random
feature!

On Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 1:02 PM, Ray <ray at linkit.com> wrote:

> I see.  So there are three different states of this check box: empty,
> checked and "squared".  That's a new thing for me.  I always thought there
> were just two states of both check boxes and radio buttons, but I think I
> can handle that.  Thanks for laying it out.
>
> On another note, I've discovered that while the desktop icon I assign to a
> folder is there when I first create the folder and set it all up, it
> shrinks the instant I write or copy a file into the folder, either through
> Livecode or manually on the desktop.  Do you know why this might be
> happening?
>
> I only see the icon I assign when viewing by medium and large icons.
> Could this have something to do with it?
>
>
> On 4/17/2015 8:52 AM, Mike Bonner wrote:
>
>> If you notice, when you set the read only aspect of the folder using the
>> shell, then look at the properties of the folder, the box isn't checked.
>> Its greyed out. This is because you set the folder itself.  When you use
>> the checkbox in the proprieties inspector for the folder, you're actually
>> setting the rules for the contents of the folder, not the folder itself.
>>
>> I suspect, if you create a folder, then check that box, then check its
>> attributes from the shell (attrib foldername) that the folder itself won't
>> show R as one of its attribs. The checkbox isn't doing the same thing as
>> the shell call.
>>
>> Freaks me out a bit actually!
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