short : Public Screen Manager author : Raymond Penners uploader : Chronos gate net (Jim Johnson) type : util/wb architecture : m68k-amigaos Filetype : application/x-lzh-compressed Size : 58.80K Date : 23-Jul-95 Download : 💾
Introduction ************ Anyone using the Amiga probably runs into public screens sooner or later. Perhaps you are reading this on a public screen right now? Public screens are very handy. However, public screens are not as configurable as the workbench screen. Most programs that are able to run on a public screen have more or less options to configure the looks of the screen they run on, but programs capable of adding nice patterns or pictures to the screens' background are very rare. The programmers are not to blame, since it would be a waste of HD space if every program had all these options built-in. Wouldn't it be nice if there was just one small commodity capable of opening configurable public screens whenever an application needs one, and closing the screen automatically after the application is done? This is where `ScreenWizard' steps in. Let's say you've defined a screen named 'FOOBAR' using the preferences program. Now, whenever a program tries to display itself on this screen, `ScreenWizardCX' (the commodity) will create this screen for the program to run on, with all bells and whistles. So, the following command makes multiview display it's picture on a screen you defined, without you having to worry about opening and closing the screen yourself. 7.Workbench:Utilities> multiview foobar.ilbm pubscreen=FOOBAR As the program isn't very complicated, this is where the documentation stops. Let's conclude with a small summary of features: `ScreenWizard' consists of a stand-alone preferences program, and a small commodity. Once the program is configured, only the commodity needs to be resident, eating up very little memory. Screens are opened and closed just as if the screens were opened by the programs themselves. So now you can give your favourite editor a nice background (instead of the standard boring grey look), without the hassle of opening/closing screens yourself (which is most common for other public screen managers). Background pictures, as well as background patterns are supported. Very configurable screens: palette, displaymode, drawing pens and more, all these can be set after your personal taste.
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