Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Jul 2009 15:30 UTC
Amiga & AROS So we finally meet! You can't imagine how hard I've tried to get my hands on a machine that could run AmigaOS 4 in all its glory. I've never used the Amiga before - not during its heydays, and not during its afterglow - so it meant an unexplored world for me. You can imagine my excitement when ACube Systems, makers of the sam440ep board that runs AmigaOS 4.1, offered a review machine to me, built around their own PowerPC sam440ep flex motherboard.
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RE[2]: Remembering icon positions
by elwood on Tue 14th Jul 2009 17:27 UTC in reply to "RE: Remembering icon positions"
elwood
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2006-02-09

I don't agree with you. Let's say you move some icons by mistake. Would you like the system to remember their position? And I really mean, do you want the system to decide things for you?
This is not how AmigaOS works. You need to tell the system that you want to remember the icon position when *you* decide it is correct and should be remembered.

Another place where you find the feeling "the users keeps control of things" is in preference programs (the system settings). If you change many settings and you want to test them before saving them on disk, just click "test".
If you want to use these settings only in the current session (i.e. until you restart the system), just press "use".
At anytime if you want to restore the settings before you changed them, you can do so.
And when you are finally happy with your changes, just press "save".

Now do the same with other systems you know. You need to write down on a paper all the settings you change to be able to restore them after your tests. Friendly? :-)

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