Monday, June 23, 2008

Trick of the day: volume icons

Well, if you have installed VmwAROS VE on VMware, and then you tried the LIVE! version on your real PC or, why not, another virtual machine technology, maybe you noticed a little difference between the two: the Live! version hasn't our new nice disk icons for AROS: and Work: volume. Well, there is a little workaround, thanks to the fact that I always forget some details before doing important things like releasing a distribution...

This time I forgot to delete contents in the PUB: directory, so I left here a copy of the user-startup file, the original package of PortablE (yes, it was the last program I added to VmwAROS 0.8 before releasing it) and, luckily, a copy of the icon PNG file. So, well, adding this icon is a matter of seconds. Here's what to do:

1. open a new shell with rAros (rWin) + W
2. type in these commands:

copy disk.png
copy disk.png

...and then right click on the mouse, and select Window > Update option from Wanderer menu. You'll get the icon on the Live! version too. Just remember that, after you have done this, normal behavior for AROS: and Work: will be "show icons only" as default. To see all your files again you'll need to choose the option Show > All files in the Window menu.