Proper disk image of application for distribution

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  1. TurboLag macrumors member

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    I am preparing a disk image of an application for distribution, and want to get it right.

    I have added my app and an alias to /Applications with large icons. The background of the folder instructs the user to drag the icon to the alias. There is even a graphic in the background.

    I have aligned the icons, and resized the folder before creating the disk image. However, when I open the .dmg, the icons are put in the top left corner, and in alphabetical order! How do I get them to stay put?
     
  2. lee1210 macrumors 68040

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    I found some steps on this page:
    http://www.kellyb.com/BundleAndCustomize.html

    That worked pretty well.

    I have the finder window that opened after mounting the resulting image attached as a JPG.

    The basic steps were:
    Create your folder
    Create disk image that is read/write from the folder
    Show View Options, choose the window only, and customize icon size, etc.
    If you have a background image it can be hidden with SetFile
    Unmount the image with the finder window where you want it to appear
    Use disk utility to convert the image to a compressed image

    Good luck.

    -Lee
     

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  3. TurboLag thread starter macrumors member

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  4. trey5498 macrumors regular

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    How do you remove the Device and place lists on the left hand side and the menus up top and for just that one window?
     
  5. lloyddean macrumors 6502a

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    Click on the little pill like button in the upper right side of the Windows title-bar.
     
  6. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    You mean the right side?
     
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