On Tue, Dec 18, 2001 at 09:18:10AM +0000, Stephen Watson wrote:
> In message <20011217203015.3c628b78.gspath@...>
> Gregory Spath <gspath@...> scribbled:
> > Also, when renaming a file, if it had a custom icon, that custom icon
> > is lost (update in globicons does not occur as it should)
> Hmmm. Suppose I have a custom icon for ~/Apps, but I then rename
> ~/Apps to ~/Apps.old and create a new directory ~/Apps. Which
> directory should the custom icon attach to?
It depends whether you wish to a set an icon for an object or an icon
for a location.
For a directory (which is more likely to be setting an icon for a
location) I would personally be more likely to simply drop a
.DirIcon.png in it, whereas for a file (which is more likely to be
setting an icon for an object) I would have to use the set custom
icon. Which is the opposite way round to the way I would normally
want to use it.
I can't think of an easy way to get round this, short of replacing a
file with an AppDir to launch it - i.e. turning trailer.mpg into
(trailer.mpg/AppIcon.xpm, trailer.mpg/AppRun[, trailer.mpg/RealFile]).
Which would solve the problem in question, but messes up virtually
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