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10.4: Install a Disk Image preferences panel System
Tiger only hintThe following tidbit appeared in this post on the MacStudentDev blog. You can install a Disk Image preference pane by navigating in the Finder (Go -> Go to Folder) to this folder:

/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/DiskImages.framework/Versions/A/Resources

Double-click on the DiskImages.prefPane and you can install it for yourself, or for all users.

[robg adds: Interestingly, this preferences pane is the actual Preferences screen from Disk Utility -- they're identical, and changes in one show up in the other. So if you like the fast access of the preferences pane, install it via this hint. Otherwise, just use Disk Utility. It's nice to see "Skip checksums" as an official option now instead of a defaults write modification.]
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10.4: Install a Disk Image preferences panel
Authored by: xevious on May 20, '05 11:53:06AM
In Terminal you can create a link to the orignal instead of copying it...
ln -s /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/DiskImages.framework/Versions/A/Resources/DiskImages.prefPane ~/Library/PreferencePanes/

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10.4: Install a Disk Image preferences panel
Authored by: myrkr on May 20, '05 12:32:33PM

You can change the icon in the preferences by editing the info.plist file.

Add the "CFBundleIconFile" string which contains the name of the image file in the resources folder. Only the name is necessary if it is a '.icns' file, otherwise you need to include the extension.



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10.4: Install a Disk Image preferences panel
Authored by: MrSandman on May 23, '05 03:56:23AM

This is the same preference control you get in the Disk Utility application, so there is nothing unique about the contents of the preference pane.



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10.4: Install a Disk Image preferences panel
Authored by: datawrangler on May 23, '05 09:28:28AM

An even easier method:

Use Spotlight to search for .prefPane. The DiskImages.prefPane will show up in the results list. Double-click it. System Preferences will open and ask you if you'd like to install it. Ta-daaa!



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Re: Using Spotlight to search for .prefPane...
Authored by: mugget on May 26, '05 07:32:16PM

i just tried to use Spotlight to search for ".prefPane". i even tried searching for "DiskImages.prefPane". both searches showed no results for the DiskImages prefPane. in fact, the only thing that came close was a few prefPane preference files. :/

i thought that Spotlight didn't search in the System folder? or is my Spotlight just broken?



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Re: Using Spotlight to search for .prefPane...
Authored by: Spam Bait on Jun 10, '05 01:28:05AM
Spotlight can't find it but locate can. First, manually update the locate database
sudo /usr/libexec/locate.updatedb
Next, find the prefsPane
locate *.prefPane
- the * indicates a wildcard and will search for any files that have .prefPane appended to the end.

Now, how exactly do I make Spotlight index my entire HD and not evade the Library and System folders?

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