|> > >as AmigaOS auto-detects when the disk has been inserted|
> > It's actually a "feature" of the floppy disk drive (the famous annoying
> > clicking sound every few seconds)
> It *is* a feature of AmigaOS, actually, since you can turn the annoying
> clicking sound off and it still works. Also it works with CDs, Zip disks,
> MO disks, and other removable media.
If I remember correctly, the clicking comes from the floppy controller moving the head from track 0 to 1 and back. If the drive returns an error, there is no disk (and a "click"). The "no click" hack simply changes this behaviour to "track 0 to track 0". Be warned, this is urban legend, and might be completely wrong.
@ Chris Y:
@ Chris Y
> If you are having problems with windows opening off screen then you must
> be running some seriously nasty hacks - intuition.library by default will
> not allow you to do this
I was actually referring to an OS that *does* allow this, and *does* have the indicated problems (Windows). Glad to hear you have been aware of this.