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Classic Mac OS Software (Discussions on Applications) => Hacking the System, Mac OS 9.3, and Beyond ! => Topic started by: darthnVader on March 12, 2018, 06:26:59 AM

Title: Need some help with my Launcher.
Post by: darthnVader on March 12, 2018, 06:26:59 AM
I have this odd problem with the Launcher on all my 9 booting Macs.

Everytime I drop an item in the Launcher, instead of showing up as a button in the Launcher, it makes an alias in the control panel folder?????

I've tried everything I can think of to fix this, deleted the entire Preferences folder, toggled the Launcher on/off, but this bug is killing me.

No items show up in my Launcher at all.

Anyone know how I can fix this?
Title: Re: Need some help with my Launcher.
Post by: ovalking on March 12, 2018, 07:49:10 AM
Don't use the Launcher myself, but sounds like the Launcher Items is corrupted in some way.

If you open Launcher Items , does it open ok, or do you get a bunch of Control Panels?

If you put aliases in the Launcher Items manually, do they appear in the Launcher and work as expected?

Title: Re: Need some help with my Launcher.
Post by: GaryN on March 12, 2018, 01:55:53 PM
FWIW, I'm old enough to remember that it seemed as though the Launcher always was an unreliable piece of shit that most people just decided not to use. It was just as easy to alias docs or whatever you were working on and keep them in an "in progress" folder or such. That's still what I do today.
Title: Re: Need some help with my Launcher.
Post by: macStuff on March 12, 2018, 03:53:49 PM
cant say im a fan of the launcher  8)