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Amiga OS -- Development / Re: Amiga OS 3.2 released
« Last post by Minuous on July 31, 2021, 11:14:57 PM »
You are right, this behaviour hasn't changed for 3.2. Hidden WB windows are not openable via ARexx or similar methods.

I don't really see a problem with that though: if you wanted to use look at those devices/volumes in WB then you would not tell WB you wanted them hidden in the first place, logically.
Amiga Hardware Issues and discussion / Re: Amy-ITX
« Last post by Ratteler on July 31, 2021, 10:42:52 PM »
I have a set of these. I'm thinking of parting with it.
Amiga OS -- Development / Re: Amiga OS 3.2 released
« Last post by kolla on July 31, 2021, 04:42:57 PM »
This is Amiga and Workbench, there are no good reason to clutter the screen with tons of windows in the first place, at least I never have this problem - bringing root to top is just a hotkey away. It would make more sense if it was more like macOS and the Workbench menu was _always_ there, even when other programs’ windows were active, but it’s not.

I can’t speak for others, but I never hide volumes, I only hide devices. For example on MIST I have both a fat95 SD0: and cachecdfs CD0: both scsi.device unit 1, and both mounted at boot - I use GhostBuster and its WB prefs and set both DS0: and CD0: to hide if not valid filesystem. Of course this feature is not in OS 3.2 because then users cannot format partitions, says ThoR. However, if I could hide ALL volumes and instead use arexx to open them rather than double clicking volume icons - I would! To be more precise, I would make icons on the desktop that would replace the volume icons, and havr them do much more than just open the drawers. Reminds me, on my wishlist is “triggers” for double clicking on workbench background and window backgrounds, with and without qualifiers, so one can configure double click on background to launch an arexx script, shift + double click to run a command etc. Same for windows, but with path to window being passed on as an argument.

The way Workbench works on, a hidden volume can not be opened AT ALL as a wb window, neither can any subdrawer, and left out icons are of course also not there. From previous comment by Minuous, this MAY have changed in OS 3.2, but I know better than to trust that :)
Amiga OS -- Development / Re: Amiga OS 3.2 released
« Last post by Mikhail on July 31, 2021, 03:47:05 PM »
I really don’t see the point of the “open volume” unless it can be used for “hidden” volumes.

What if you have many windows opened that obstruct the volume icons ?
Then it is easier to open that volume via menu, so having an option is better than not.
As for the hidden volumes, that could be an extra option.
The must be a good reason why the volumes are hidden in the first place.
AmigaOS 3.2 now supports wheel mice directly if you have compatible hardware.
ending tomorrow and I added:

Powerbook G4 from Apple, well equipped, the ultimate mobile MorphOS machine

ECS Denise 8373

keyboard Amiga 500

Siegfried Antivirus, complete, boxed

19" case 4HE

Amiga Software Issues and Discussion / Re: Whats your favourite feature of OS3.2?
« Last post by Matt_H on July 31, 2021, 04:31:33 AM »
Strange that nobody yet liked the updated amigaguide, enhanced animation and working CDXL playback, better RTG support, refined system preference that change much more robustly then ever before, as well as many other features.   There are even entertainment features included.
I'm sure those are features that we will come to appreciate in time. :)

The ability to embed images in AmigaGuide docs is a valuable one, and I hope it will help discourage the use of HTML documentation. AmigaGuide is soooo much faster than a web browser.
Amiga Hardware Issues and discussion / Re: Installing wifi card
« Last post by Matt_H on July 31, 2021, 04:24:40 AM »
The light won't come on until the card is activated by the TCP/IP stack.
Amiga Hardware Issues and discussion / Re: Amiga 2000 Main board cleaning
« Last post by trekiej on July 31, 2021, 12:15:53 AM »
Getting the frost off of it is another challenge.
Amiga Hardware Issues and discussion / Re: Amiga 2000 Main board cleaning
« Last post by trekiej on July 31, 2021, 12:14:08 AM »
I cleaned it to this point.
I think the Green is gone from the battery leak.
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