Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:38 pm
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:56 pm
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:04 pm
Ronald P. Regensburg wrote:A new build in an existing setup would loose access to the existing settings.
And wouldn't this change the name also on other platforms (Linux)?
In current macOS versions it is easy to make the file visible. With the Home folder open in a window, press cmd-shift-. (command -shift-period). That key combo toggles visibility of many hidden files. Double clicking .sheepshaver_prefs will open it in TextEdit.
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:04 pm
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:51 pm
mabam wrote:What about renaming it "SheepShaverPrefs.txt" and create a symlink ".sheepshaver_prefs" for backward compatibility?
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:02 pm
And I thought you were an experienced user.Ronald P. Regensburg wrote:The whole idea of making the hidden prefs file visible is that viewing (and possibly editing) the file would be more convenient for the not so experienced user.
I myself created a visible alias of the hidden prefs file in my SheepShaver folder
Yes. But then the name should probably be something like "Link to SheepShaver preferences" or at least contain "alias" or similar. That way, e. g. if for some reason someone wants to delete the prefs file, it is clear that by this file only the alias is deleted.Ronald P. Regensburg wrote:Do you mean that the SheepShaver application should automatically create that symlink?