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    Question [FrontRow] Adding Custom options...

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    I use FrontRow very often for Multimedia. Like watching Video files and for Music. However, I want to add an option called "Downloads" in the main menu. As I have a lot of media downloaded into that folder. How do I add that option..?
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    Create a symlink in your ~/Movies folder to your downloads folder

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrsdead View Post
    Create a symlink in your ~/Movies folder to your downloads folder

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    Thanks a lot !
    I wonder why the Mac doesn't have a simple "Create shortcut" option. Spent a lot of time figuring out what a Symlink is and how to make it.
    Finally found a software to do it on Softpedia!
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    Default use an Alias

    MacOS calls it an Alias. It's like a symlink, and much better than a Windows Shortcut. Just right-click on anything in the Finder and select Make Alias. Then you can put the alias anywhere you want. In this case, putting an alias to a folder in ~/Movies makes it show-up under Front Row's Movies appliance.

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    I have an update here.

    There's a new Mac app called Understudy. It adds hulu content and RSS to FrontRow!
    Its like Miro inside FrontRow
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    I wonder why the Mac doesn't have a simple "Create shortcut" option. Spent a lot of time figuring out what a Symlink is and how to make it.
    Finally found a software to do it on Softpedia!
    You can create an alias by right-clicking a folder/file, etc. by choosing the right option ("Make Alias"). And yes, Mac OS X didn't call it a "shortcut" because it had been called "alias"es since the beginning of UNIX, if I recall correctly.

    And I'm guessing Apple didn't add the option of having another folder in FrontRow because it was meant to be Apple's apps only. (It was made for customers to have a "all-in-one, integrated experiences")
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