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#1 2003-02-19 02:10:55 am

ByteJockey
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From: Reno, NV
Registered: 2002-11-19
Posts: 21

Positioning Desktop Icons in OSX/AS

I have been trying to get some info on Positioning Desktop Icons in OSX/AS. I have scoured the web for info and have not found anything useful.
I did this fine in OS9/AS, but I can't seem to find any hooks or additions in OSX/AS for the desktop icons at all!?! All position info for the desktop seems to refer back to the items (icons) as they are in the actual desktop folder for the logged user and not as they appear on the desktop.
Does anybody have any snippets or ideas on this??


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#2 2003-02-19 02:51:08 am

julifos
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From: MalasaƱa, Madrid
Registered: 2002-11-20
Posts: 2014

Re: Positioning Desktop Icons in OSX/AS

I think this property is absolutely broken and/or lacky in OS X Finder; and, at least on my own tests, an item at desktop can return its position "within the *real* desktop _folder_", or not.  :cry:

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#3 2003-02-19 03:11:19 pm

Rob
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From: Ohio, USA
Registered: 2002-11-19
Posts: 1886

Re: Positioning Desktop Icons in OSX/AS

I found in Standard Additions dictionary, there's a command to set icon's position:

Applescript:

   icon position point [r/o] -- the coordinates of the item's icon in its window or on the desktop

Haven't got time to try it yet though.

[r/o] = Read Only

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#4 2003-02-19 05:35:31 pm

ByteJockey
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From: Reno, NV
Registered: 2002-11-19
Posts: 21

Re: Positioning Desktop Icons in OSX/AS

Yeah, the problem is the "r/o" property. I need to "write" new positions, to keep the icons in their place(s)

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