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A simple way of locking down folders for a lab
Authored by: fotmasta on Oct 13, '04 11:07:34AM
One step really got my attention. It was-

"Logout then log back in to save icon positions."

I have to do the same thing when I create a .dmg or Toast image and want to preserve icon settings and window background etc.
If we could find the service that is being refreshed, we could just send a SIG HUP to it and not have to quit all apps and logout/in.
I haven't found it yet. Relauching the Finder doesn't do it either.

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A simple way of locking down folders for a lab
Authored by: club60.org on Oct 13, '04 12:03:24PM

You don't need to logout when creating .dmg images.
Just apply all the view settings you want and then either unmount it or use Disk Utility to convert the image to compressed (making it compressed and read-only).



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A simple way of locking down folders for a lab
Authored by: jiga on Oct 13, '04 04:37:37PM

But this won't work with the startup volume, unfortunately :-(



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A simple way of locking down folders for a lab
Authored by: David on Oct 13, '04 01:09:54PM

I'm pretty sure this is because it isn't the Finder that needs to be refreshed, it is the loginwindow application. But I don't think you can just -HUP it as you will log yourself out immediately. :-)



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