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Punkyclown 
Opening a program in the right place?
Posted on 29-Oct-2021 23:00:17
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Hi All, I would like to know how to open a program that starts at a requester window and be in the place I need it to be. For example, my display programs, how can I open them so the requester window open inthe right directory, in this case my "Amiga Art" folder. Is there a way to set the program so it opens where I need it to be instead of have to click through a bunch of folders to get to the one I want.
Any help would be much appreciated.
Brad Hansen

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tonyw 
Re: Opening a program in the right place?
Posted on 29-Oct-2021 23:17:31
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@Punkyclown

Most programs open their ASL requesters in the "Current directory", ie where they were started from. I don't know which program you are using, but this works with Notepad:

I tried with Notepad, CD-ing to RAM: and creating a softlink there to SYS:Utilities/Notepad. When I "ran" the soft link, up came Notepad and the ASL started in RAM:

So try that in a Shell:
1. CD to your AmigaArt drawer
2. Type "Makelink soft 'name' to 'art program'". Type in the full path to your "Art program". No quotes, of course, those are only to highlight the variables in the command.

Now when you CD to your "Amiga Art" drawer and type "name", it should open your art program starting in the AmigaArt directory.

Last edited by tonyw on 29-Oct-2021 at 11:21 PM.
Last edited by tonyw on 29-Oct-2021 at 11:18 PM.

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Punkyclown 
Re: Opening a program in the right place?
Posted on 30-Oct-2021 23:55:33
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@tonyw, thank you for taking the time to explain that. I was hoping there
was a simpler way to do it from the icon "Information", sort of a "Tool Type."
But I will give this a shot, much appreciated.
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emeck 
Re: Opening a program in the right place?
Posted on 31-Oct-2021 10:22:26
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@Punkyclown

Maybe using assigns with a prefix for your needed drawers can help? That way you have them ordered and available in ASL when listing devices. Like:
my_Art
my_Docs
my_Downloads

Or with "00_" instead to have them near the top of the list.

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Re: Opening a program in the right place?
Posted on 2-Nov-2021 20:36:25
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@emeck Thanks for the suggestions.
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