squeak prefs file (was RE: shift-cmd keys [BUG][FIX])
scottw at wdi.disney.com
Tue Feb 23 23:05:49 UTC 1999
On Mon 22 Feb, Norton, Chris wrote:
>...I'll politely ask if anyone has considered creating a Squeak
> "preferences" file that could be configured and would not be overwritten
> whenever we download the latest & greatest versions of Squeak. Thus, if the
> (programmable?) keyboard issue is resolved, we could configure our systems &
> save such configuration info into our preferences file.
Until a general feature along these lines comes along, you might consider doing what I've done for years: privately maintain a couple of personalized customizing methods in a fileout which, when loaded into any Squeak, will configure that system to suit my personal taste. I transport this fileout manually from one release to another.
When I bring my personalizing fileout into a new image, for example, it immediately installs my personal choices for things like:
* all the various "preferences" settings
* author name (for change-set preambles)
* author's initials (for method time-stamps)
* personalized list of choices for the "do..." menu
* my own criteria for what constitutes a "reportable slip" in a changeset.
* my own enhanced debugging menus
* my preferred shadings for morphic menus
* a customized kind of highlighting for list panes
* my preferred "home url" for Scamper
.... and in addition, it includes several utilities which I use a lot but which remain outside the public release.
I imagine many other Squeak users carry along similar little fileouts for personalizing a system.
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