Custom Desktop Folders

Ray ray at linkit.com
Fri Apr 17 21:33:05 CEST 2015


I've actually been using Logo= since that's what the system puts in the 
file when manually creating the file.  I'll try IconResource...

On 4/17/2015 9:30 AM, Mike Bonner wrote:
> Hey, quick question.. in the desktop.ini are you using IconFile=.. or
> IconResource=...   When I use IconFile it behaves the way you describe,
> when I use IconResource, it keeps the icon.
>
> On Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 1:23 PM, Ray <ray at linkit.com> wrote:
>
>> Weird isn't it?  I may have mentioned this,too, but after I manually
>> change the Folder Picture via the properties window at the desktop
>> everything works great from within Livecode if I create folders of the same
>> name at the same path.  I'm naming my folders a single capital letter as I
>> test and I'm all the way up to 'M' since I've /used up/ all the previous
>> letters as names.
>>
>> I think there's something going on in the registry.
>>
>>
>> On 4/17/2015 9:17 AM, Mike Bonner wrote:
>>
>>> 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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