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OS X 10.4 install may miss non-standard app locations
Authored by: neodidymos on May 06, '05 11:49:57PM

How about just harnessing the power of Tiger without having to create links/moving things around etc:
1. Let apple install where they want
2. On the application, do a "Get Info" and add a "Spotlight Comment" - say for Mail, you could add somethign like "group:Communication". Add the same tag to all applications belonging to the same group - say to Safari/iChat/Y!M etc.
3. Add a smart folder - call it "Communication" with "Spotlight Comment = group:Communication", "Kind = Application", and Location=Computer

I think you will get the same result.



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OS X 10.4 install may miss non-standard app locations
Authored by: lucite on May 07, '05 06:34:07PM

I've read all the other comments and even though I haven't installed Tiger yet, your idea seems like the best one to me. Very intelligent and clean: don't try to defeat system (or lack thereof), but work around it by harnessing another aspect of it. Very clever.

Now all that remains to be seen is if your solution works out well in practice. If someone would like to ocntribute a view on this, that would be great.



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OS X 10.4 install may miss non-standard app locations
Authored by: neodidymos on May 08, '05 05:11:24AM

Lucite- it works well.



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