/Adding a Desktop for Unlocking Guide Release 4

Adding a Desktop for Unlocking Guide Release 4

Adding a new desktop to this release is quite easy. You can use the new desktop to add any programs you want. After trying out the tutorial on how to add a program to the desktop, you know that we use INI files for desktop configuration. main.ini is for Main desktop, games.ini is for Games desktop and utilities.ini is for Utilities. These files are located in Script\desktop folder on the SD card.

The code for switching between desktops is shown here.

ICONXPBUTTON

x = 192

y = 165

NewIni = leftdesktop.ini

SizeNormal = 64

SizePushed = 64

Add = 0

ScaleAlpha = 80

IconNormal = Icons\left64.ico

Add = 0

ScaleAlpha = 100

IconPushed = Icons\left64.ico

ShutDownAnimation = FlyRight

ICONXPBUTTON

x = 256

y = 165

NewIni = rightdesktop.ini

SizeNormal = 64

SizePushed = 64

ScaleAlpha = 80

IconNormal = Icons\right64.ico

ScaleAlpha = 100

IconPushed = Icons\right64.ico

ShutDownAnimation = FlyLeft

I have prepared a desktop template called user.ini. You can download the file here. Just copy the file to Script\desktop on the SD card. We want this desktop to be sandwiched between games.ini and utilities.ini, so we need to modify the two INI files.

Modify games.ini so that the right arrow icon loads user.ini.

ICONXPBUTTON

x = 256

y = 165

NewIni = user.ini

SizeNormal = 64

SizePushed = 64

ScaleAlpha = 80

IconNormal = Icons\right64.ico

ScaleAlpha = 100

IconPushed = Icons\right64.ico

ShutDownAnimation = FlyLeft

Modify utilities.ini so that the left arrow icon loads user.ini

ICONXPBUTTON

x = 192

y = 160

NewIni = user.ini

SizeNormal = 64

SizePushed = 64

Add = 0

ScaleAlpha = 80

IconNormal = Icons\left64.ico

Add = 0

ScaleAlpha = 100

IconPushed = Icons\left64.ico

ShutDownAnimation = FlyRight

That’s it. Now you have a brand new desktop to add your favorite programs. You can use SystemInformation32.exe to test the new desktop first. I encourage you to put your modification in this desktop so you won’t loose your customization when the new release is out.

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