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Custom control over attributes

Contributed by: Matthew Schinckel
This tip is valid for: Both BeOS and Haiku

If you open up the FileTypes Preferences panel and select a MIME type (such as the Person filetype), you’ll see a list of all attributes associated with that type in a listbox lower down on the screen. Be doesn’t make it obvious, but if you double-click one of those attributes, you’ll get a detailed dialog with all kinds of options for how that attribute is handled in the system. For instance, you can specify that that attribute is never editable from Tracker — this can provide a modicum of security against tampering (or your own goofs).

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