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Title: Glow icons on OS 3.1.4
Post by: sturulez on April 23, 2020, 12:35:27 AM
Hi,

I have updated the Ram Disk and the Workbench Drawer on my main screen with the glowicons, is there a way I can update my Games and HDD drawer with glow icons?
Title: Re: Glow icons on OS 3.1.4
Post by: NinjaCyborg on April 23, 2020, 07:36:28 AM
The normal way, I guess?
Title: Re: Glow icons on OS 3.1.4
Post by: utri007 on April 23, 2020, 08:06:30 PM
You need to do it manually. I thing this would be good choise for that http://aminet.net/package/util/wb/CopyIcon44
Title: Re: Glow icons on OS 3.1.4
Post by: Dynamic_Computing on April 23, 2020, 11:21:47 PM
Yes... Just set aside an hour or so and use one of the icon copy utilities. I have not found a better way to do it.
Title: Re: Glow icons on OS 3.1.4
Post by: Matt_H on April 24, 2020, 07:18:11 PM
You can also use the Info window (RAmiga+I) to replace icons. Just drag the new icon over the one in the Info window, hit save, and you're done. I like this method because 1) it preserves all your positioning/snapshotting settings (in contrast to replacing the entire .info file) and 2) it doesn't require typing exact filenames into the shell.
Title: Re: Glow icons on OS 3.1.4
Post by: F1Lupo on May 08, 2021, 09:50:42 PM
You can also use the Info window (RAmiga+I) to replace icons. Just drag the new icon over the one in the Info window, hit save, and you're done. I like this method because 1) it preserves all your positioning/snapshotting settings (in contrast to replacing the entire .info file) and 2) it doesn't require typing exact filenames into the shell.
works great but won't work on a CD Drive as I'm getting 'drive is write-protected' when I click save.
Title: Re: Glow icons on OS 3.1.4
Post by: Steady on May 10, 2021, 02:03:54 AM
That's because you can't write to a CD. Sorry, that just can't be done.
Title: Re: Glow icons on OS 3.1.4
Post by: Thomas on May 10, 2021, 09:04:16 AM
There is a a program on Aminet which lets you change icons on CDs. But I cannot remember the name.
(Of course it does not write to the CD, but caches changes on harddisk.)

Edit: doesn't look familiar, but from the description this is the program: http://aminet.net/package/util/wb/VirtualIcons


There also was a commercial software product called CD-Write which could do the same for all files on a CD.

Title: Re: Glow icons on OS 3.1.4
Post by: Matt_H on May 10, 2021, 08:05:18 PM
You can also use the Info window (RAmiga+I) to replace icons. Just drag the new icon over the one in the Info window, hit save, and you're done. I like this method because 1) it preserves all your positioning/snapshotting settings (in contrast to replacing the entire .info file) and 2) it doesn't require typing exact filenames into the shell.
works great but won't work on a CD Drive as I'm getting 'drive is write-protected' when I click save.
If you want to change/modify the default CD0: icon (the one that appears on the Workbench), that's ENVARC:Sys/def_cd0.info.
If a CD has its own Disk.info, that will override the default icon, however.
Title: Re: Glow icons on OS 3.1.4
Post by: kolla on May 11, 2021, 08:56:08 AM
Edit: doesn't look familiar, but from the description this is the program: http://aminet.net/package/util/wb/VirtualIcons

Sadly, this one doesn't seem to work with OS 3.1.4, at least not with PeterK's iconlib 46.4 (didn't even try with "native" icon.library).
Title: Re: Glow icons on OS 3.1.4
Post by: F1Lupo on May 16, 2021, 04:58:20 AM
You can also use the Info window (RAmiga+I) to replace icons. Just drag the new icon over the one in the Info window, hit save, and you're done. I like this method because 1) it preserves all your positioning/snapshotting settings (in contrast to replacing the entire .info file) and 2) it doesn't require typing exact filenames into the shell.
works great but won't work on a CD Drive as I'm getting 'drive is write-protected' when I click save.
If you want to change/modify the default CD0: icon (the one that appears on the Workbench), that's ENVARC:Sys/def_cd0.info.
If a CD has its own Disk.info, that will override the default icon, however.
checked that cdo.info in envarc and it does shows the CD icon but dammit all the CD's I burned years that don't have any icon.info file on them always show up as a disk but not CD??
Title: Re: Glow icons on OS 3.1.4
Post by: Matt_H on May 16, 2021, 05:43:00 AM

checked that cdo.info in envarc and it does shows the CD icon but dammit all the CD's I burned years that don't have any icon.info file on them always show up as a disk but not CD??

Two possibilities come to mind:

1) I may have spoken too quickly. This feature is in 3.5/3.9. I can’t recall if it’s been backported to 3.1.4.

2) Is your CD device actually called “CD0” or is it called something else like “CD”? You’ll need to rename/clone the deficon to match.