Raziel wrote:There is a little inconsistency i found today, not sure if it's meant to be like that and/or by design.
If you hide a partition icon from Workbench (Preferences/Workbench/Hidden devices) which has a ".backdrop" file with "left out" icons on it and save, those left out icons will still be visible and accessable, but will be gone on reboot.
1) First of all i would like to know why the left out icons doesn't disappear if i "save" to hide the partition the ".backdrop" file is on?
2) Second, why do they disappear on a reboot?
(I tried "Redraw all" and "Update all" after i saved, but the "left out" icons are always present while the session is running.
This bit me after a reboot from yesterday, suddenly two icons weren't showing up, took me a while to realize.
3) Lastly, if i reboot with the hidden device and choose to "unhide" it from within Workbench prefs, the device icon *and* the two left out icons show up immediately. That's inconsistent regarding number 1) (and also makes me feel i did something wrong).
Imho it's logical for the icons to reappear when the hidden device reappears (if that was meant to be the design), but illogical for them to stay if the device is being hidden.
Another question would be, if it could be possible to keep those left out icons visible and only hide the root device?
I know that this would oppose the fact that the device (and probably all in it) should be hidden.
I use a NAS drive on my router, which i need (for now) to have writable and visible with it's root to be able to snapshot and change appearance of the icons i actually use on Workbench.
It looks like this:
-- All stuff on the NAS
Everything in root will go to the routers memory (which, of course, is limited).
"USB_NAS" and "Online" hold all the stuff i need and are the only dirs i'd like to have on Workbench.
The router lets me either release "Fritz.NAS" completely, which would give me everything including root, or "USB_NAS" and "Online" which would give me everything in those dirs but NO write access to root.
Now, if i want to snapshot the "USB_NAS" icon, i couldn't, because root has no more write access.
If i however would be able to "hide" the root icon from Workbench (without all the other stuff getting hidden aswell) i wouldn't be able to alter something in it by accident anymore. (But as written above, if i do so, the left out icons vanish on the next reboot)
Here's hoping i made myself clear
Anything that can be done about it?
tonyw wrote:If a volume is not hidden, WB searches it for a file called ".backdrop". That file gives a list of items that have been left out. I can imagine that WB would keep a pointer to the file once it has opened it, and then relies on DOS to send it notification of changes *to the file*. So if you add or subtract file names from the ".backdrop" file, WB will hear about it and re-read the file to update its display.
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