Assuming the CD has no settings to tell it otherwise, it should be
taking the global settings for the type of view you are displaying,
icon/list/column which are set in the OS X finder view menu. But these
prefs are rather generic and won't allow for special arrangements of
icons outside of the "Order by..." style. I have made my own CDs and
they view the same on each Mac OS X computer I have put them into, so
the settings go with the CD if they are there, otherwise flashy CDs with
pictures as the folder background, or made of many icons together would
I hope that answers your question.
On Thursday, April 25, 2002, at 06:06 PM, Entwicklung wrote:
I need some help.
I'd like to know what part of the HFS format is responsible for how
an external CD-volume appear on the desktop of Mac OS 9. The desktop
holds the icon info but where is info. like
Window-sizing on the Mac, no. of icons per row, spacing of icons etc.
Is this stored on the hard-disk of the Mac or is there some way in
which I can
get this to be stored on my CD as well ? Is this part of the desktop
The situation is as follows - when I insert my HFS-CD into my drive and
on the CD-symbol a window opens up displaying the icons for all the
present on the CD but they are not spaced properly and the view doesn't
all that good - Is there some way in which I can display these
..ie. say 'n' icons in one row etc ? Sometimes there are around 30 icons
displayed for around 100 files on my CD... then a lot of empty space is
displayed - which could mislead the user to think that no more files are
present - and then the remaining 70 file-icons suddenly show up.
I presume this doesn't have to be stored on the external HFS-volume but
has something to do with my Mac-OS settings... but I'm not too sure. I'd
appreciate it if someone could tell me which part is responsible for
things ? I'm not creating a desktop DB at the moment but this looks
and I'd like to change it if I can i.e. if this can be overcome somehow
without having a desktop database on my CD.
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