Application/Utility to lock a window's position?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by aftk2, Jun 11, 2004.

  1. aftk2 macrumors regular

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    So, I'm migrating from OS 9 to Panther (and really am enjoying it...I feel like my aging computer has a new lease on life...even if the UI is a bit slower, etc... it's so much more fun to use.), and I've encountered something I'd like to do.

    I've placed a folder in the doc, filled with applications I use, but don't use enough to place in the doc themselves. I've made this window a simple finder window (no brushed metal, toolbar, etc...) and turned off all view options...so it's really just a nice simple list of apps. I've positioned the window right above the folder icon in the toolbar, so now every time I click the folder, the window pops up right around where the icon exists (kind of like OS 9's tabs, although I never used those much.)

    Now, my question is this...are there any programs/utilities (preferably not kexts or haxies, but I'll look at them if they are) that can lock my window's position? I can click on the icon right now and the window always appears in the same place, but sometimes my errant clicking will move the window a bit, and it's a pain to move it back to where it was. (I know, I'm being anal.) I realize that I could hold the mouse button or ctrl-click (only have the one button mouse) to just get a list of apps in the folder, but I like the quick pseudo-spring-loaded action...I just would like to make it impossible to move the folder accidentally (still would like to be able to close it, obviously.)

    So, with that long-winded question out of the way...any thoughts?
     
  2. 7on macrumors 601

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    Search for an app called "Cocktail" and use it to make invisible files visible. Open the window you're discussing and Control+Click on the .DS_Store file and make that read-only. This may or may not work as I don't know if the .DS_Store file stores window placement. BTW, if you feel tech enough you could do this in terminal without using Cocktail, but I don't know the Terminal command to do it.
     
  3. aftk2 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I thought I could make the particular .DS_Store file read only (for my account) with this:

    chmod u-w .DS_Store

    But that doesn't seem to do anything. I'll try logging out.

    Thanks for the reply, btw.

    Update: Yeah, it didn't take...and when I went into the terminal to view the file, the permissions were just like before...although I verified that they changed before I logged out. Strange..

    Curses, Apple...this wouldn't be necessary if you'd have re-implemented tabs to work with the dock by now! :)
     

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