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ICONBOOK(1)							   ICONBOOK(1)

NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     iconcatalog, iconbook - pages on which to store any type of icon

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     iconcatalog [iconcatalogfile]

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The iconcatalog (or iconbook) contains named pages	which can store	any
     type of icon, including files, folders, programs, printers, people,
     hosts, and	tape and disk drives.

     Icons are stored in the catalog as	references to the actual entities. If
     an	icon is	dragged	onto an	iconcatalog page, only a reference to the
     actual entity is kept on the page.	 With the default IndigoMagic color
     scheme, blue iconcatalog pages can	be distinguished easily	from green
     icon views.

     The "Make Reference" operation on icons in	the icon catalog will create
     new reference icons in the	icon catalog.  To remove a reference icon, the
     user can click on the icon, then select the right-mouse menu Remove item;
     only the reference	icon will be deleted--the original file	will remain
     safely on the system.

     Any references (also called symbolic links) will be created in
     subdirectories under the user's local iconcatalog pages directory,

     An	iconcatalog page can be	a system page or an user page or a combination
     of	the two.

     The files in /usr/lib/desktop/iconcatalog/pages/C define the contents of
     each default system page, such as Applications and	Demos.	Icons in the
     default system pages can not be removed by	the general user, because the
     reference icons (symbolic links) are installed on the system and owned by
     the special root user.  In	this way, icons	on the default system pages
     are protected from	accidental removal.

     New blank pages can be created in the iconcatalog for storing user-chosen
     icons.  These new,	user pages can be renamed, though the system's default
     pages (ex., Applications, Demos) can not be renamed.  The iconcatalog
     checks automatically to ensure that no two	pages have the same name.

     The user can drag icons onto or delete reference icons from any page.
     Here, a combination of user and system page icons are presented. The user
     can remove	unwanted icons straightforwardly, however, using the rightmouse
 or Selected menu "remove" operation.

     This application has the ``run-once'' feature, meaning only one instance
     of	the application	will run at one	time.  Attempting to launch the
     application a second time will have the effect of deiconifying the
     application window	or popping it to the top on the	current	desk.

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ICONBOOK(1)							   ICONBOOK(1)

     For more information about	the entire IRIX	Interactive Desktop
     environment, see the IID(1) man page.

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

     The iconcatalog remembers each page's layout--that	is, each page's
     contents and mode of display. There are files named after the page	and
     are located in the	user's subdirectory $HOME/.desktop-
     <hostname>/iconcatalog/layouts.  These files record the current layout of
     each page.

     Upon upgrade from previous	IRIX releases to IRIX 6.5, the old page
     information will be translated to the new formats and placed in the
     following new locations.  The old information will	then be	removed.

     In	IRIX 6.5, the following	locations are used by iconcatalog:
     $HOME/.desktop-<hostname>/iconcatalog/pages/<page name>
     $HOME/.desktop-<hostname>/iconcatalog/layouts/<page name>
     /usr/lib/desktop/iconcatalog/pages/<page name>

     The internal formats of all these files are not guaranteed	to remain
     constant between releases.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     iconcatalogedit(1), IID(1)

KNOWN BUGS    [Toc]    [Back]

     After removing or renaming	a page,	the ordering of	pages in the Goto menu
     will be wrong, and	the separator line between system and user pages will
     be	lost.

     The captions under	the icons cannot be displayed in languages other than

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