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Short:Prefs window for starting OS prefs
Author:Marko K. Seppänen
Uploader:Marko K. Seppänen <marko seppanen gmail com>
Type:util/wb
Version:1.40
Requires:AOS4
Architecture:ppc-amigaos >= 4.0.0
URL:http://www.m4rko.com/AMIGA
Date:2016-08-07
Download:http://aminet.net/util/wb/Preferences.lha - View contents
Readme:http://aminet.net/util/wb/Preferences.readme
Downloads:411
Home Page
---------
http://m4rko.com/amiga


Preferences - 1.40
==================

Preferences is a program that shows a window with grouped icons for launching
the prefs-programs found in "SYS:Prefs/" among others. You may see the
snapshot(s) for examples how it looks. Supports Tooltypes and a number
of languages.


Note
----
This program needs the info/icon (info_dt) datatype to be installed and the
system REBOOTED. If not please install it before, you can find it here:
http://os4depot.net/index.php?function=showfile&file=datatype/icon/info_dt.lha

Further, it is assumed that the RexxMast (ARexx) is up and running.


Features
--------
- Groups the AOS4.1 default Prefs-programs into six main categories.
- Uses the same images as the current icons set.
- Supports localisation.
- Supports Console prefs in AOS 4.1 FE.
- Possible to open the "Presets" WB drawer.
- Possible to open the "Prefs" WB drawer.
- Possible to open the "ENVARC:" WB drawer.
- Amiga HELP key (Scroll-Lock) brings up the About window.


Keyboard actions
----------------
- ESC key exits/quits the program.
- Amiga HELP key (Scroll-Lock) brings up the About window.


Languages / Translations
------------------------
- English
- British-English
- Dutch
- Finnish
- French
- German
- Greek
- Norwegian
- Russian
- Spanish
- Swedish

HELP: If you are interested in translating and want to help out with a locale
to your language, take a look in this thread (http://tinyurl.com/h4bbyh6 ) and
post #2. If the language you have in mind and want to translate and it hasn't
been translated yet, give me a shout in the thread :)


Installation
------------
To install, just copy "Preferences" and "Preferences.info" to anywhere you
like, and start the program from there.

A tip, it becomes pretty nice if it's added to the AmiDock :)


Tooltypes
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CustomTitle =       FirstTitleString
BGColor =           Background color in the form $RRGGBB in hex
FGColor =           Foreground color in the form $RRGGBB in hex
TitleColor =        Title (of each group) color in the form $RRGGBB in hex
IconShadows =       YES or NO
MUIinPersonal =     YES or NO
GraniteInInternet = YES or NO


Future features / TODO
----------------------
- An optional new group for 3rd-party-program preferences.
- No icons (only text) tooltype.


Changes
-------

1.40: (2016 Jul)
- Fixed issue, mixed up language files.
- Greek charset implemented and Greek translation by Anthony Iliakis added.
- Russian charset implemented and Russian translation by Olga Wara (additional
  Ben Cato Malkenes) added.
- Norwegian translation by Ben Cato Malkenes added.

1.30: (2016 May)
- NOTE: Sorry that 3rd-party-program feature and Greek translation are not  
included in this update. They were meant to be but because they need some more  
time as they are not 100% finished yet (roughly 50%-80 done already) and I  
wanted to get this update out the door sometime as this update has dragged out  
quite too many nights programming time already and I need to move on to other  
programming tasks in the meanwhile. And I don't like leaving users to wait for  
too long on finished features. However, the plan is to get them both included  
in the next update :)
- Implemented (optional) addition of MUI prefs into the Personal-group, you can
  turn this off by setting the Tooltype: MUIinPersonal = NO .
- Implemented (optional) addition of Granite prefs into the Internet-group, you
  can turn this off by setting the Tooltype: GraniteInInternet = NO .
- Implemented (optional) shadow to icons. (You can turn it off by setting the
  Tooltype: IconShadows = NO)
- Implemented (a customizable) first string in the window title. (To set this
  use the Tooltype: CustomTitle = FirstTitleString)
- Added transations, Dutch by Johan Banis, German by Thomas Blatt, Spanish by
  Enrique Mecklenburg and British-English checked by Severin.
  NOTE: Greek translation will be included in the next release (hopefully).
- Implemented ToopTypes for background, foreground and group title colors.
- Corrected all "Env-Archive" paths to "ENVARC", thanks Severin.
- Swapped "Prefs/" and "ENVARC:" icons, so they become alphabetic.
- Declared application information. (title, authors, $VER: and $EXTVER:
  string versions, identifier, copyright, and description).
- A couple of other optimizations.

1.20: (2015 Nov)
- Startup icon drawing optimized, approximatively 5%-15% faster now.
- Added a different button state when clicking buttons/icons, suggested
  by Guillaume (zzd10h) Boesel.
- Added ENVARC: button/icon, suggested by Guillaume (zzd10h) Boesel.
- Added a new default program icon, (the old renamed as alt icon, in case
  someone still prefers to use that icon).
- Added a menu with two items, About and Quit, for easier access. And also
  for showing theirs hotkey.
- Now compiled to HW applet as well, suggested by Severin.
- Included French locale by Guillaume (zzd10h) Boesel.
- Retweaked the layout in the About window to fit more info.
- Removed Install and Uninstall scripts, as they are not actually needed. (User
  may just copy "Preferences" and "Preferences.info" to where they like.

1.10: (2015 Oct)
- Added Console prefs, only shows up if running AOS 4.1 FE (Update 8).
- ScreenMode prefs moved to the System category.
- Added the proper name (Info_dt) for the error message in case icon/info
  datatype is missing.
- Fixed some minor "typos".
- Compiled now with HW 6.

1.01: (2011 Jan)
- Included Finnish locale by Janne Peräaho.
- Fixed so locale tags can end with " (//)" as well.
- Made About window a little wider.

1.0: (2011 Jan)
- Pre-drawing with default icon turned off.
- Some minor other stuff.

Beta 1 (Alpha 3): (2010)
- Added language detection and support for basic localisation.
- Icon images are now centered with respect to their actual width and height.
- Icon images wider than 64 pixels are down-scaled to 64 pixels.
- Fixed a bug regarding loading icons without alpha channel.
- Looks for the default icon ("def_file.info") in several places starting with  
"ENV:" followd by "ENVARC:" and then "SYS:Prefs/Env-Archive/".
- The program is not terminated anymore if no default icon image is found,
  the image is simply skipped being rendered.
- Clarified the output text in the Install script.
- Added busy pointer during startup.
- Completed the (previously not working) About window (mapped to the Help key).

Alpha 2: (2010)
- Added install and uninstall scripts.
- Added a single group for the "Prefs" icon to open its WB drawer.
- Added WB icon, in case the app is iconified.
- The icons are rendered with the default icon prior to loading
  the native ones.
- Added checks in (CLASSES: and DEVS:) if the "info.datatype" is installed.
- A comprehensive update of the readme file.

Alpha 1: (2010)
- Initial release.


Requirements
------------
- RexxMast (ARexx) started.
- The Info/Icon (Info_dt) datatype installed and the system rebooted:
  It can be found here:
  http://os4depot.net/index.php?function=showfile&file=datatype/icon/info_dt.lha


Author
------
Marko K. Seppänen


Credits
-------
Translations by Janne Peräaho, Guillaume (zzd10h) Boesel, Severin, Johan Banis,
Thomas Blatt, Enrique Mecklenburg.
Program icon derived from an icon from Martin "Mason" Merz.
More credits, see in the Changes-section.


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