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Old 01-02-2007, 08:59 PM   #1
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Creating a desktop shortcut with a script file


In order to run my iPodder, I have to type in a terminal python iPodder.py

If I wanted to create a desktop shortcut to launch it instead, how would I go about it?

Thanx.
 
Old 01-02-2007, 09:14 PM   #2
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Right click your desktop
Create new --> Link to Application

Select the Application tab.
Put python iPodder.py in the Command field.

That should do it!
 
Old 01-02-2007, 09:28 PM   #3
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if you're on gnome you can add a launcher to the menu by right-clicking the menu bar on the panel and do Edit Menus. Then select Sound & Video under Menus and then do New Item on the right. Then fill in the dialog with the name: iPodder description: *whatever you want* command: ipodder icon: *whatever you want* (my ipodder icon is in /usr/share/ipodder)

KDE must be similar
 
Old 01-05-2007, 09:52 PM   #4
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Not goin'

I followed your instructions but for some reason the program won't launch.

The hour glass pops up and seems to get going but it stops.
 
Old 01-06-2007, 12:24 AM   #5
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Where is your file located? When you create the shortcut, change the workpath to the name of the directory that your file is in. Otherwise, you are pointing to nothing, and of course that won't open! Sorry I didn't mention that on the first one.
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Old 01-07-2007, 07:24 PM   #6
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Shortcut up and running

Got it working!

Thanks GuitarMan!
 
  


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