Been hoping for something like this for years! Thanks a lot!
Your welcome, I glad that someone else finds it usefull
I have found it hard to understand why basic things like adding an icon to Icon view, adding a new menu to the toolchest, adding a background image etc, recuired the user to modify text files. Where is the GUI tools to this I always thought?
When I started to use IRIX in 1995 it was the most wonderfull media GUI around! All the little cool stuff you could do,the easy handling of files in the fileviewer, the preview of images, the cool crached chevy 57 icon of the core dumps, the sound affects, the drag and drop functions etc were just wonderfull.
And then the GUI development just halted
I guess they had probably fixed this if they hadn't lost focus and if Jim Clark hadn't left SGI.
So IRIX GUI is somewhat frozen in time off the mid 90.
I have wanted to fix some of these shortcomings for some time but as I'm no C developer I couldnt do it.
But when I realized that typerules could expand the built in menu system it was very easy, not more than 10 lines of scripting so I'm surprized that no one had thought about it before.
On the other hand maybe professional IRIX users actually USE their SGI boxes instead of playing around with them.
I have more stuff I'm working on to simplify basic task that I will polish upp and release when I get some free time.