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02-19-2002 09:12

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Franz

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Icons messed after screen size change?

after i exit a running program,
all of the (many) icons on my desktop are piled
up at one side
Must be caused by resolution switching.

is there anyway to prevent this,
or is it just a Mac OS problem?

-f

02-19-2002 21:58

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Mark Tully

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Icon shuffling

I'm afraid it's a fairly well known problem with Mac OS 9, we should put a work around in TNT Basic to remember the icon positions and restore them again via AppleScript, but we've not got around to it yet.

Please bear with us on this one, we know it's annoying!

Mark

PS: You could use Mac OS X, its Finder has fixed the bug :)

02-20-2002 10:16

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franz

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guess i should clean up the desktop

guess i should clean up the desktop
so there arent so many icons to pile up...
would that solve?

02-20-2002 10:40

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John Treece-Birch

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Icon Shuffling

Unfortunately, there is no way for the user to fix this other than to use OS X instead. I don't think Apple are going to fix it for 9 so it looks like it is up to use to find a workaround.

John

03-03-2002 02:08

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franz

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solution for icon blues? maybe.

solution for icon blues? maybe.

well, I keep (too) many things on the desktop
and have my "views" set to "small icons"
and "keep arranged by Date"

the icons spring back into place IF
you just drag one item into a folder.

(also gives me a reason to clean up the desktop!)

03-03-2002 14:45

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Louis!

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Don't be upset, reset!

There's a little program called desktop resetter that lets you record the position of all your icons on your desktop and reset them as needed.. It is a MUST when using TNT..

03-04-2002 15:35

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James Rhodes

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re: using Desktop Resetter

Or you could just use X... :)

James

03-06-2002 10:03

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franz

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hmmm... reset, eh? I'll try it.

hmmm... reset, eh? I'll try it.

And OSX? Soon. ;-)
When most of my favorite apps make the change...

-franz

just registered TNT *

03-31-2002 03:29

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Jasoco

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But will Reset work with applications that have pallets that get thrown all over the screen? Like PhotoShop? My palettes get screwed up when in OS 9.

03-31-2002 17:02

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Mark Tully

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Palettes

Palettes, windows and floating windows are the responsibility of the owning application or the OS, TNT Basic certainly shouldn't be messing with Photoshop's windows!

A lot of applications don't bother writing code to handle screen resizing, and just put up with the OS's crappy default code which is to move the window onto the screen if the screen shrinks, but it doesn't move it back if it grows.

The finder is one application which does it properly (most of the time) with its windows, but it doesn't do it with its icons.

Hieroglyph also does it with its windows, hence our floating windows doesn't get messed up with screen size changes.

Cheers,

Mark

04-18-2002 19:39

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Mark Tully

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Tip

This tip for restoring icon positions was sent to me by Laval Gagnon. I've not tried it myself as I'm on Mac OS X, but it may or may not help you Mac OS 9 users!


I found an applescript code that fixes the problem!

It is:

tell application "Finder"
activate
set has custom view settings of desktop to true
end tell

I hope it helps!
Thanks,

Laval

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