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#1 2015-10-21 22:49:51

Wolfy
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more about eyeLinks

there seems to be a difference in the way addLink and editLink select their icon links.  The editLink lists a lot more icons.  I want to say all of them, but I didn't see all of them either but definitely a lot more of them to choose from.


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#2 2015-10-26 15:32:42

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Re: more about eyeLinks

Can't be. After creating a blank link using addLink, editLink's started. Should be no difference in the list of icons.

Do you have an example? I didn't see any difference.


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#3 2015-10-31 12:53:25

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Re: more about eyeLinks

I will check closer.  Could be my eyes playing tricks with me.  However, if I do see the difference again I will get a screenshot.  Usually, I create it with the default because I can't find the icon I want until I go back and edit it.  Sounds strange to me too, but I will look again.


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#4 2015-10-31 13:22:50

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Re: more about eyeLinks

PS- Is there any chance of getting some flexibility with these that I asked about in an earlier eyeLink thread? At least to be able to move them to whatever drawer the user wants without having to go through the back door? That would be really helpful actually.  They may loose their custom icon and maybe you'll have to move them back to desktop to edit them, but it would still be helpful just to be able to get them off my desktop. I seriously hate a bunch of icons on my desktop but love using the eyeLink for throwing down an browser-based app in a hurry.  Next thing I know, I have a screen full of eyeLinks which won't move unless I go around to the back.

I see tons of potential with these little buggers, as I was attempting to point out before.  I just haven't figured out how they work yet! It's so frustarting, like driving blindfolded. From my outside perspective, it seems we are essentially feeding "appName.app (args)" to some core app that just launches the requested appName and then quietly shuts itself off. No muss, no fuss. I don't know whether it's eyeLaunch, eyeDesk, the File Mangler, an invisible eyeConsole, or something totally else, but it seems like if we could just tap into whatever that is in the same way that an eyeLink does, many web-site based apps (whether hosted locally or from remote host) would be even shorter and quicker, than they already are. In my mind (which has been wrong quite often lately), the entire app could look something like this-  Function eyeExample_Do {eyeLaunch (array(eyeIframitize http://example.com/); } .  Do you see what I am getting at?


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#5 2015-11-01 17:32:05

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Re: more about eyeLinks

After paying careful attention, I discovered that you are right, there is no difference between adding/editing as it switches to the edit app. However, and this is a big "however", the app is theme sensitive. It seems to only allows a choice from the current theme pack. So when I use default theme, I get a lot more choice. I can't tell for sure whether or not it falls through to default to get what would constitute a "complete" official set.  It might be doing that, but it definitely does not let me choose from any of my custom icons unless I am in default theme.  I kept noticing the huge difference, but didn't get the details quite right, until now. I knew something was wrong because sometimes I was able to choose google, facebook, my own business logo, cafepress, etc, etc, as many as 20 - 30 custom icons, but other times, like now while I'm running the ubuntu theme, I only have access to a basic set. It may not really be a bug in the strict sense of the word, but it could use improvement.

Last edited by Wolfy (2015-11-01 17:33:40)


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